Christmas Tree Exodus

Hoboken Christmas Trees headed to the dump!

It’s been only 15 days since Christmas in Hoboken – and you know what that means, right? Christmas tree disposal!

Some folks got rid of theirs as fast as the day after Christmas, while others held on to the holiday spirit much longer.

But this scene near The Vanguard at The Shipyard complex yesterday took us all by surprise. A massive wall of Christmas trees stacked high and wide! Must have been at least 100 of them.

This happened to disturb Hoboken411 Mascot Oscar, who became dismayed that his field of vision was cut off – and immediately wanted to find a clearing to prevent an oncoming panic attack.

Do you still have your Christmas Tree?

23 Responses

  1. escaped68 says:

    In the late 50’s and early 60’s the discarded trees were dragged to a empty lot opposite 624 park ave.for a bonfire. The police and firemen usually went apeshit and it became a war they would try to keep a presence there but we would stash the trees until it was clear and have a nice fire .But now we would be recycling heros and get a $1,000,000 grant from the feds

    • joey maxim says:

      68 good memory we kids did same on 3rd and monroe st before there was a senior bldg.
      I remember one coo coo kept her tree up untill july,with the old bubble lights on. :mrgreen: [quote comment=”219012″]In the late 50′s and early 60′s the discarded trees were dragged to a empty lot opposite 624 park ave.for a bonfire. The police and firemen usually went apeshit and it became a war they would try to keep a presence there but we would stash the trees until it was clear and have a nice fire .But now we would be recycling heros and get a $1,000,000 grant from the feds[/quote]

      • whineanddineinhob says:

        LMAO. They don’t even want you to use those “old” bubble lights ( if you still have them) on christmas trees anymore. Seems there was some sort of oil used in them which made them more of a fire hazzard than those made today. I remember my dad sometimes using his finger to “flick” the glass to get the glass rod inside to start the bubbling action if it wasn’t doing so. Our tree came down “little xmas” Jan 6th I believe.[quote comment=”219017″]68 good memory we kids did same on 3rd and monroe st before there was a senior bldg. I remember one coo coo kept her tree up untill july,with the old bubble lights on. [/quote]

    • Chow says:

      Sounds stupid and dangerous….I guess if someone died it would have been cool![quote comment=”219012″]In the late 50′s and early 60′s the discarded trees were dragged to a empty lot opposite 624 park ave.for a bonfire. The police and firemen usually went apeshit and it became a war they would try to keep a presence there but we would stash the trees until it was clear and have a nice fire .But now we would be recycling heros and get a $1,000,000 grant from the feds[/quote]

      • homeworld says:

        You mean like shooting off fireworks in the streets of one of the most densely populated cities in the state?[quote comment=”219027″]Sounds stupid and dangerous….I guess if someone died it would have been cool![/quote]

      • whineanddineinhob says:

        There you go…guessing again. And of course, stupidly wrong![quote comment=”219027″]Sounds stupid and dangerous….I guess if someone died it would have been cool![/quote]

      • Chow says:

        You make absolutely no sense…my sarcastic comment summarized how stupid the old guard and mentality is/was. What was I wrong about? The stupidity of the bonfire, threat to human life and property? Please explain.

        “In the late 50′s and early 60′s the discarded trees were dragged to a empty lot opposite 624 park ave.for a bonfire. The police and firemen usually went apeshit and it became a war they would try to keep a presence there but we would stash the trees until it was clear and have a nice fire .But now we would be recycling heros and get a $1,000,000 grant from the feds”[quote comment=”219036″]There you go…guessing again. And of course, stupidly wrong![/quote]

      • whineanddineinhob says:

        Well, I guess we’re seeing that everything has to be spelled out for you like a child.
        IT WAS YOUR STUPID COMMENT “I GUESS IF SOMEONE DIED IT WOULD HAVE BEEN COOL”. No one in those days would have thought it cool if that occured. Only a disturbed mind like yours would once again assume that to be true. Your “old guard” comments are sickening and show how this town is divided. You should have stayed in NY where shit belongs.[quote comment=”219038″]You make absolutely no sense…my sarcastic comment summarized how stupid the old guard and mentality is/was. What was I wrong about? The stupidity of the bonfire, threat to human life and property? Please explain.“In the late 50′s and early 60′s the discarded trees were dragged to a empty lot opposite 624 park ave.for a bonfire. The police and firemen usually went apeshit and it became a war they would try to keep a presence there but we would stash the trees until it was clear and have a nice fire .But now we would be recycling heros and get a $1,000,000 grant from the feds”[/quote]

      • escaped68 says:

        You must understand there were no fancy parks with their high tech swing sets but there were a lot of empty lots to do our thing in. So we had our version of fun where ever we could. There were a lot of things done by the Old guard” that by todays standards would be frowned upon. And if you don’t like “old guard” comments go back home and tip some cows and go hang out in the barn with the sheep and relive your first sexual experience [quote comment=”219038″]You make absolutely no sense…my sarcastic comment summarized how stupid the old guard and mentality is/was. What was I wrong about? The stupidity of the bonfire, threat to human life and property? Please explain.“In the late 50′s and early 60′s the discarded trees were dragged to a empty lot opposite 624 park ave.for a bonfire. The police and firemen usually went apeshit and it became a war they would try to keep a presence there but we would stash the trees until it was clear and have a nice fire .But now we would be recycling heros and get a $1,000,000 grant from the feds”[/quote]

      • Chow says:

        Funny, but I grew up in NYC and used to laugh about the news reports coming from Hoboken – they always were about crime and fires.

        By comparison, the Hoboken is a million times nicer now than it was years ago. Guess why? Gentrification worked!!!!!

        I remember about 8 years ago on New Years Eve the idiots who did the firework show almost torched my pregnant wife as she crossed the street. Fortunately, the guy who did the show is long gone, as is the stupid tradition. [quote comment=”219048″]You must understand there were no fancy parks with their high tech swing sets but there were a lot of empty lots to do our thing in. So we had our version of fun where ever we could. There were a lot of things done by the Old guard” that by todays standards would be frowned upon. And if you don’t like “old guard” comments go back home and tip some cows and go hang out in the barn with the sheep and relive your first sexual experience[/quote]

      • joey maxim says:

        68 right there were no parks at the time. If this person was around then i guess he she would be an authority on that era right or wrong..Maybe the poster wasn’t born then but then aga in there were no condos and or parks except the few +but the few kiddie pools
        then.68 dont be to hard on chow..no such thing as vacent lots today
        [quote comment=”219048″]You must understand there were no fancy parks with their high tech swing sets but there were a lot of empty lots to do our thing in. So we had our version of fun where ever we could. There were a lot of things done by the Old guard” that by todays standards would be frowned upon. And if you don’t like “old guard” comments go back home and tip some cows and go hang out in the barn with the sheep and relive your first sexual experience[/quote]

  2. rich k says:

    Does the city perchance grind the trees into mulch?

  3. homeworld says:

    They’re using Christmas Trees to make dunes along the New Jersey Shore. Hoboken should send them there.

    • whineanddineinhob says:

      I haven’t heard this, but it’s a great idea.[quote comment=”219018″]They’re using Christmas Trees to make dunes along the New Jersey Shore. Hoboken should send them there.[/quote]

  4. escaped68 says:

    My friends had summer jobs as life guards at the wadding pool at 4th street park. The water was 18 inches deep but there were 3 life guards. i think they got $40 per week and all had some sort of political connection.

    • joey maxim says:

      think there was a pool across from cockeyed henny..on monroe and 5th n 6th..[quote comment=”219058″]My friends had summer jobs as life guards at the wadding pool at 4th street park. The water was 18 inches deep but there were 3 life guards. i think they got $40 per week and all had some sort of political connection.[/quote]
      [quote comment=”219058″]My friends had summer jobs as life guards at the wadding pool at 4th street park. The water was 18 inches deep but there were 3 life guards. i think they got $40 per week and all had some sort of political connection.[/quote]

      • joey maxim says:

        68 were you the kid that threw a butterfinger candy bar in the pool?[quote comment=”219059″]think there was a pool across from cockeyed henny..on monroe and 5th n 6th..[/quote]

      • joey maxim says:

        68 were you the kid that threw a butterfinger candy bar in the pool?[quote comment=”219059″]think there was a pool across from cockeyed henny..on monroe and 5th n 6th..[/quote]
        [quote comment=”219059″]think there was a pool across from cockeyed henny..on monroe and 5th n 6th..[/quote]

      • escaped68 says:

        no, it was a baby ruth[quote comment=”219062″]68 were you the kid that threw a butterfinger candy bar in the pool?[/quote]

      • joey maxim says:

        68 some kids dropped real logs aka turds in the pool..looked like cruise missles..yahoo.[quote comment=”219063″]no, it was a baby ruth[/quote]

      • escaped68 says:

        that was a jersey city thing up at north street park pool up on the hill.[quote comment=”219066″]68 some kids dropped real logs aka turds in the pool..looked like cruise missles..yahoo.[/quote]

      • escaped68 says:

        they had these pools in 3/4 parks , [quote comment=”219059″]think there was a pool across from cockeyed henny..on monroe and 5th n 6th..[/quote]

    • joey maxim says:

      think there was a pool across from cockeyed henny..on monroe and 5th n 6th..[quote comment=”219058″]My friends had summer jobs as life guards at the wadding pool at 4th street park. The water was 18 inches deep but there were 3 life guards. i think they got $40 per week and all had some sort of political connection.[/quote]

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