No fireworks watching at Stevens

Stevens Institute: You can’t watch July 4th Fireworks here

Were you planning on watching the Macy’s July 4th Fireworks Spectacular over at the beautiful campus of Stevens Institute of Technology? You better make alternate plans!

Stevens Announcement Concerning July 4th Campus Closure

“The Stevens Institute of Technology campus will be closed to the general public on July 4th from 4pm until midnight.

Due to our current summer weekday programs and the number of guests who will be housed on campus during this period, the campus will be filled to capacity.

Hoboken residents are advised to make alternative plans to view the fireworks from one of the many other Hoboken viewing areas along the waterfront.

Thank you for your understanding and have a safe holiday,

Chief Tim Griffin
Stevens Institute of Technology Campus Police Department

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4 Comments on "No fireworks watching at Stevens"


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3 years 2 months ago

Is that legal? My limited understanding of public use.. the US mail gets delivered using the streets ..the limits of private property begin at the end delivery point of the US Mail. Stevens has streets that the mail travels on, so the streets are public. The Fire Department responds to Stevens, so do the police and ambulance. Can the City of Hoboken deny Stevens personnel access to Hoboken streets? How can Stevens deny access to its public areas to non students?

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Hoboken16
3 years 2 months ago

Yes 100%. Stevens is a private campus. Every year they have to close their gates to the public and allow only students and faculty onto the property to maintain this status. The FD and PD are allowed on campus because the school has granteed them access to the property. Stevens has provided an “open campus” for Hoboken to allow non-students access to their property.[quote comment=”216231″]Is that legal? My limited understanding of public use.. the US mail gets delivered using the streets ..the limits of private property begin at the end delivery point of the US Mail. Stevens has streets that the mail travels on, so the streets are public. The Fire Department responds to Stevens, so do the police and ambulance. Can the City of Hoboken deny Stevens personnel access to Hoboken streets? How can Stevens deny access to its public areas to non students?[/quote]

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whineanddineinhob
3 years 2 months ago

“a college campus is owned by the taxpayers that payed to build and keep the college running. However, it is controlled and managed by the college itself. It’s generally considered private property unless you are attending”
Why not just be glad they gave us ample notice so we can make other plans?[quote comment=”216231″]Is that legal? My limited understanding of public use.. the US mail gets delivered using the streets ..the limits of private property begin at the end delivery point of the US Mail. Stevens has streets that the mail travels on, so the streets are public. The Fire Department responds to Stevens, so do the police and ambulance. Can the City of Hoboken deny Stevens personnel access to Hoboken streets? How can Stevens deny access to its public areas to non students?[/quote]

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3 years 2 months ago

Stevens is a private college so there was no taxpayer money paid to build or keep the college running.

Meanwhile the Hoboken Housing Authority, which WAS built with taxpayer money, has signs that says “No Trespassing” and “Grounds for Residents Only” in their park areas b/w 8th and 9th and Adams and Jefferson. [quote comment=”216232″]“a college campus is owned by the taxpayers that payed to build and keep the college running. However, it is controlled and managed by the college itself. It’s generally considered private property unless you are attending” Why not just be glad they gave us ample notice so we can make other plans?[/quote]