The Hoboken “Soviet Bloc”?

10/19/2007:

Received this reader mail mid-last week about a tree limb that fell on and damaged a car near Church Towers, along with the subsequent removal of three trees. The spots that previously had the trees will be filled with concrete. Are you sure Hoboken is “Tree City USA” qualified?

She sent it in two parts:

“A car was quite seriously damaged after parts of a tree being removed on the south side of 6th street between Clinton and Grand Street fell onto the car. Part of the Church Towers complex property? The car has a partially crushed roof and windshield on the front passenger side – serious damage. There’s a hand written note on scrap paper from the Hoboken Police with a case number under the wipers. It’s an older generic model burgundy car. I’m also curious about why three trees were removed along that block? They didn’t look sick a few days ago.”

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She then followed up with:

“I asked one of the Church Tower custodians why the trees were coming down and he said to avoid city fines, and that the site of each removed tree will be filled with concrete! Although I’m not entirely surprised by the explanation I can not imagine why the city would be issuing fines for trees. It boggles the mind especially as those towers need all the help they can get as they look right out of the former Soviet Bloc.”

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17 Comments on "The Hoboken “Soviet Bloc”?"

homeworld
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that reminds me of when they gave a car a parking ticket after it was smashed by falling rocks during blasting on Sinatra Street.

brokencar
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brokencar

I am the owner of the car! I was out of town and found my car (with the no note because it had blown away) on Monday. I had to go to the police department to file a police report only to find that one had already been filed. . . I still have not heard from Church Square Towers’ insurance company. To top it off, I got a parking ticket for not moving my car for street cleaning . . . The damage is most likely worth more than the car . . . There was no sign, so I parked there thinking I had a wonderful spot, only to get my car smashed by a tree! Why the hell would they cut a tree down and not put up a temporary No Parking Sign????

Jay
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[quote comment=”49159″]The reason I even know about the Shade Tree commission is I had someone from there take a look at a tree on a neighbors property, that was dead and branches were constantly falling. They had my neightbor remove the tree. Now many neighbors think I am a “tree killer”, when in reality te tree was dead, just like trees in many cities that don’t get the proper sunlight, and nutrients needed. The person I met from the city was very nice, and helped me resolve several problems, including issues in my backyard with neighbors. I just don’t like the constant implication that everything done by the municipal government is completely wrong. I was not born and raised here, but have lived here over 35 years, and the government has certainly come a long way since the early years, and I just wish some of the good things would be reported.[/quote]

Cool – I can understand how that would p’ss you off when you see other people jumping to conclusions….

sullyx
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[quote comment=”49150″]411,

If you are such a great journalist, why don’t you call the Shade Tree Commission in City Hall (phone number is right on website, 201-239-6630) and ask why that tree was ordered to be taken down? Maybe it was dead, maybe it was in a hazardous condition…But that wouldn’t work for you, because that would show people doing their jobs, but we all know you are the only person who actually does his job.
I used to find this site informative, but your journalistic skills and bias towards anyone not named Zimmer,Cunningham, or Mason is truly laughable, and you have lost a reader.[/quote]

so long ass

Journey
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Journey

[quote comment=”49150″]411,

If you are such a great journalist, why don’t you call the Shade Tree Commission in City Hall (phone number is right on website, 201-239-6630) and ask why that tree was ordered to be taken down? Maybe it was dead, maybe it was in a hazardous condition…But that wouldn’t work for you, because that would show people doing their jobs, but we all know you are the only person who actually does his job.
I used to find this site informative, but your journalistic skills and bias towards anyone not named Zimmer,Cunningham, or Mason is truly laughable, and you have lost a reader.[/quote]

Axe to grind?

I thanks for the phone number it is not on the website you listed. In fact it shows up on a pdf you can find it if you already have the number and search for it.

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