Reader Mail: Drunken pier loitering

I received this mail last week from a reader concerned with what he said was public drinking and drunkenness over at the 14th St. Pier.

“My wife likes to take my 2.5 year old son to the long Pier near the Shipyard to watch the boats, but of late it has become an afternoon hangout for what appears to be Mexican/Central American workers. They sleep under the benches and drink a lot and sometimes fish. It is no longer such a nice place to bring a child as he wants to climb on the benches, but most have a drunk person sleeping under them. Some of them can barely walk by 5pm.

From their looks they don’t look like construction workers from a big time company. They might be Day Laborers too. They really like the Shelter in the middle of the Pier.”

I stopped by the next day, and didn’t see anyone milling around. I could have gotten there past “peak time”.

Anyone else notice this?

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37 Comments on "Reader Mail: Drunken pier loitering"


scottylags
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scottylags
8 years 8 months ago

The drunks coming out of LUA are worse than the drunks on the pier.

su1111hob
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su1111hob
8 years 8 months ago

There are guys (and some women) that hang out there all day, they drink, they smoke pot – then there were they guys I saw snorting coke (how they get the money for that I do not know). They leave fish guts and bait all over the piers. Its gross an unhealthy for children and dogs. They are sometimes loud and unpleasant. They shout at you sometimes. I could count on one hand the times I have seen cops in the area. Forget calling – for some reason it is sometimes hard to get a cell cignal down there.

They have made a beautiful spot – uncomfortable and disgusting. I will not walk the children or dogs down there unless there are other people about. Hopefully the city will think twice before putting any more fish wash basins on the new piers. Hopefully they could patrol it more.

nihil72
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9 years 1 month ago

[quote comment=”40575″]

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I tried using this brand of logic at Best Buy to get myself a free 360. Didn’t work there either.

homeworld
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9 years 1 month ago

2nd time in a day to use this comment:

“Maybe they were shooting another Romantic Depot commercial.

hobokentownie
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hobokentownie
9 years 1 month ago

[quote comment=”40401″]Who cares where these guys are from, it just sucks having to not let my kid play on a park bench because there is a drunk guy sleeping under it. Who would eat something they caught out of the Hudson anyway?[/quote]
I actually saw a bum banging some chick in the Gazebo in Church Square. It was some white trash dude and some hispanic chick. They has a couple of 40’s under the bench and were going to town. I thought to myself, I guess the Hoboken Police Department was closed and that they don’t patrol parks on M, T, W, Th, F, Sa, S.

Oh well. For a second I thought it was midnight and scarlet fever.

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