Hoboken has cheap, easy space ready to go – why not?

Been meaning to mention this for like, what seems like a decade already. Each time I walk by this city parking garage between River and Hudson Streets – I wonder why in God’s name is it fenced off, and why can’t it put to better use? And why has it been allowed to go to shambles, rickety fence and all?

Imagine how appreciative area residents would be if there was:

  • A great dog run – complete with benches on one side and…
  • A small playground, with swing sets and tables for parents to mingle on the other?

What exactly is the reason why these perfectly viable spots are not being utilized in this already overly populated city we live in? If the so-called answer is “because cars might come careening out of the poorly secured garage,” then we can easily rectify that with steel reinforcements within the structure.

Time for the city to think outside the box, and start making things happen intelligently.