Global warming boat remains
Should the global warming boat become a Hoboken landmark?
Hoboken is “known” for a few things for sure. The birthplace of Frank Sinatra and Baseball, nonsensical traffic at inexplicable times, kidney-wrecking potholes, amateur politicians, and much more (Not gonna mention the C*** B*** because that is played out!) However – perhaps the global warming boat that washed ashore during Hurricane Sandy should join the ranks of well-known Hoboken icons?
I think it’d be cool if we put it on the “patch” of grass that surrounds Hoboken City Hall. Not only would it exemplify the sub-standard readiness the city had in terms of the hurricane – it would also provide shelter for the bums that hog the benches in front!
Heck, even more forward thinking – we can turn it into some kind of museum exhibit, charge admission, and lower property taxes!
Boat washed ashore after Hurricane Sandy still in Hoboken
Not sure what the deal is here. This global warming boat that washed ashore uptown after Hurricane Sandy back at the end of October 2012 is still there for God’s sake! Why? What seems to be the problem?
Don’t you think the boat had an identifying marker or ID code (Hull Identification Number) in which someone in an “official” capacity at city hall could have used to track down the original owner and tell them to clean their garbage up. How hard can that be?
Now I’m hearing the city will attempt to auction off this busted, useless shell of a boat. Who would want it? How much would it take to restore a rotting carcass of a boat anyway? Does it have any kind of souvenir value sort of like the grass at the old Yankee Stadium?
Instead of putting some elbow grease into carting this eyesore to the dump once and for all – it appears that the city will do anything to try and get more money to fill city coffers. What next, auctioning off air?