Sloppy Sinatra Drive
Letter: Part of Sinatra Drive in Hoboken is an eyesore
Hoboken411 reader Matt has some concerns with a section of Sinatra Drive. Even some out of town visitors noticed it!
Union Dry Dock area in Hoboken a big mess
“I thought I would pass on a comment from some out of town visitors that walked from the PATH to our place in uptown this past weekend along the waterfront.
It was perfect weather for a stroll, and the waterfront walkway walkway was beautiful and enjyable in the early evening except the area between the skate park and the Maxwell Place Park area. I am sure you are familiar of the area as you walk your Dog.
The small sidewalk in between the scary fence and tightly parked cars is poorly lit and not maintained at all. I walked by there with my family all the time, and finally noticed what an eyesore it really is. The Union Dry Dock facility makes no attempt to clean up the garbage that is strewn everywhere and the overhanging fence is quite scary, and probably unnecessary. I actually appreciate the history of the docks in North Hoboken, and realize that this is still in use to some extent, although the place looks abandoned with all the mess surrounding the property and at the property. The city should really do something to make the owner clean the area up a bit and possibly widen the sidewalk to make it safer since the waterfront walkway is packed with runners, strollers and skaters at all hours of the day, so that they don’t have to use the busy street.”
411 Note: You’ll see in the photos above – the rubbish is both on the street and the sidewalk. Even some places that the sweeper can’t reach, yet is still city property. Additionally, I’m sure many of you agree – the joggers who feel entitled to run on the pavement and not the sidewalk is a precarious situation that will eventually lead to very bad things.
Who do you think should be responsible for maintaining it? What about making it safer?