Hoboken priorities: Potholes or Parks?

Hoboken potholes second fiddle to Little League field

Hoboken411 received quite a few emails and passer-by commentary about this scene over at the Hoboken Little League field at Stevens Park.

“This was a perfectly good field,” one person in the park told me, adding Hoboken streets are in disrepair, potholes everywhere, and a recreational field gets this unnecessary makeover first? For what? Votes? Mixed priorities here in Hoboken.”

Meanwhile, a dog owner wondered what was going to happen to the turf being ripped out. “Are they just throwing it away? Maybe we can recycle it and use them in the muddy dog parks!” He noted how nice and clean the new carpeted dog park uptown was – and that his dog never gets “muddied up” there.

In general, residents who emailed me felt it was a slap in the face that property taxpayer money is being spent on “fun and games” instead of core infrastructure needs like potholes and flooding.

How do you feel that the city is caring for “amenities” before “necessities?”

Hoboken Little League field redone before fixing potholes

15 Responses

  1. hoboken2014 says:

    ALL YOU YUPPIES COMPLAINING ABOUT THE LITTLE LEAGUE FIELD GETTING FIXED CAN GO FUCK YOUR SELVES MAYBE IF U STOPPED PAYING DEVELOPERS TO BUILD BUILDINGS ARE 2 SECONDS POT HOLES AND FLOODING COULD GET FIXED

    • xxrjxx says:

      Angry stream of consciousness postings–now THAT’S entertainment![quote comment=”219786″]ALL YOU YUPPIES COMPLAINING ABOUT THE LITTLE LEAGUE FIELD GETTING FIXED CAN GO FUCK YOUR SELVES MAYBE IF U STOPPED PAYING DEVELOPERS TO BUILD BUILDINGS ARE 2 SECONDS POT HOLES AND FLOODING COULD GET FIXED[/quote]

      • hoboken2014 says:

        No it’s not entertainment Jerk off its called speaking my mind [quote comment=”219792″]Angry stream of consciousness postings–now THAT’S entertainment![/quote]

      • xxrjxx says:

        Didn’t say it wasn’t. But then again, neither was very coherent.[quote comment=”219796″]No it’s not entertainment Jerk off its called speaking my mind[/quote]

      • xxrjxx says:

        Sorry, that should have said “..neither was it very coherent.” Perhaps your line of thought was similar to my typing skills.[quote comment=”219816″]Didn’t say it wasn’t. But then again, neither was very coherent.[/quote]

    • briank says:

      Nice. Try using the “Caps Lock” button next time, and read before posting your incoherent rant against no one (your comment was the first one).
      So can we call you a crotchety old BnR who lives in an $800k row house that’s been in the family for three generations but you only pay $3000 in taxes?! See how it sucks when people make assumptions and stereotype?
      All personal BS aside, unless this was paid for with mostly private money as the Church Square Park renovation was, then yes we should be allocating this to infrastructure first, or borrowing less to fix the existing park space that fell into the river 4 years ago. [quote comment=”219786″]ALL YOU YUPPIES COMPLAINING ABOUT THE LITTLE LEAGUE FIELD GETTING FIXED CAN GO FUCK YOUR SELVES MAYBE IF U STOPPED PAYING DEVELOPERS TO BUILD BUILDINGS ARE 2 SECONDS POT HOLES AND FLOODING COULD GET FIXED[/quote]

      • joey maxim says:

        Again for more than 50 years Hoboken has been blessed with a little league field that over looks the nyc skyline..Now this seems to be a eyesore in regard to potholes which have been situation norm prior to pot holes and sink holes more commen now due to over development than ever before.Perhaps the nature lovers wouold like to see tax money build a few more parks and dog walks to patronize the malcontents.The sod was paid for
        by city money and the signs aka ads in the outfield were paid for and donated by city merchants for ever..Give kids a break..Not a yuppie or bnr thing more than common practice.gezzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.[quote comment=”219798″]Nice. Try using the “Caps Lock” button next time, and read before posting your incoherent rant against no one (your comment was the first one).So can we call you a crotchety old BnR who lives in an $800k row house that’s been in the family for three generations but you only pay $3000 in taxes?! See how it sucks when people make assumptions and stereotype?All personal BS aside, unless this was paid for with mostly private money as the Church Square Park renovation was, then yes we should be allocating this to infrastructure first, or borrowing less to fix the existing park space that fell into the river 4 years ago.[/quote]

      • briank says:

        Joey- you made my point exactly. It is not about BnR or yuppies at all. That was why I thought I was hilarious that the commenter starting bashing yuppies for no reason. It’s about the kids. My kids will be playing Little League in a couple years too (they are BnR as well) and I look forward to the field being there. I just think the town needs to do better long term infrastructure planning. I know- wishful thinking. Baby steps. A mayor getting through a whole term without a federal indictment is a good first step for Hoboken! [quote comment=”219806″]Again for more than 50 years Hoboken has been blessed with a little league field that over looks the nyc skyline..Now this seems to be a eyesore in regard to potholes which have been situation norm prior to pot holes and sink holes more commen now due to over development than ever before.Perhaps the nature lovers wouold like to see tax money build a few more parks and dog walks to patronize the malcontents.The sod was paid for by city money and the signs aka ads in the outfield were paid for and donated by city merchants for ever..Give kids a break..Not a yuppie or bnr thing more than common practice.gezzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.[/quote]

      • joey maxim says:

        well the mayor does not need to be cohersed into wrong doing..She like roberts are well healed..the key is kids should not have to pay for childish bureaucracy,@political agenders
        in dog fights over what is wrong with the city..I have grandchildren that parents have to
        pay a fee in south jersey..the good old days are over..If you were here at the time in the year 1989 hobokens championship team flew to the soviet union free of charge,in liu of the city coffers..If parents wanted to fly aerofloat they had to pay the fee..It may have broken barriers and the wall came down in east berlin..who knows.. keep in mind all those
        ads you see in the outfield are paid for by merchants and the cost of the sod was always
        agreed by the city fathers..traveling teams 13 yrs on up to american leagion never paid a cent,,times change ,and it is what it is but think and give your kids a chance to play ball for that field is used by female softball teams and ice skating rinks..no city has such a view than hoboken at night looking across the hudson skyline..
        [quote comment=”219812″]Joey- you made my point exactly. It is not about BnR or yuppies at all. That was why I thought I was hilarious that the commenter starting bashing yuppies for no reason. It’s about the kids. My kids will be playing Little League in a couple years too (they are BnR as well) and I look forward to the field being there. I just think the town needs to do better long term infrastructure planning. I know- wishful thinking. Baby steps. A mayor getting through a whole term without a federal indictment is a good first step for Hoboken![/quote]

  2. joey maxim says:

    Little League field.Has been maintained and groomed every year for as long as I can remember. Now even where the kids have played for years has become a conversation piece and pet peeve.Potholes have been situation norm for years.Thats a subject that should be brought to the city councel,in regard to repairing the potholes.

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    • hoboken2014 says:

      It doesn’t get groomed every year hasn’t been fixed for quite some time it was suppose to get done last year before all this occurred with sandy but the city never acted on it [quote comment=”219787″]Little League field.Has been maintained and groomed every year for as long as I can remember. Now even where the kids have played for years has become a conversation piece and pet peeve.Potholes have been situation norm for years.Thats a subject that should be brought to the city councel,in regard to repairing the potholes.1[/quote]

  3. YouStayCl@ssyHoboken says:

    Maybe try using the city’s 311 system to report a pot hole, and see what happens. It seems inefficient to rely on citizen reporting to fix a city-wide pot hole problem (vs. say, using the HPU money van working a grid with GPS/mapping) but the least people can do is report a problem if/when they see one, through the right channels.

    • homeworld says:

      You mean they respond to the 311 system?! I’ve left request/complaints. They’re still listed as “open” in the system weeks later. [quote comment=”219793″]Maybe try using the city’s 311 system to report a pot hole, and see what happens. It seems inefficient to rely on citizen reporting to fix a city-wide pot hole problem (vs. say, using the HPU money van working a grid with GPS/mapping) but the least people can do is report a problem if/when they see one, through the right channels.[/quote]

      • YouStayCl@ssyHoboken says:

        I don’t think that the status listed in the 311 system or in the parking system means much. But the couple times I’ve used 311, problems have been fixed (though I can’t say that it was because of my own request). Just saying that if the much touted 311 system is being used to report things like pot holes (as intended), and if nothing is being done in response, then that would be a story. Pot holes that don’t go away by themselves are pretty common.[quote comment=”219805″]You mean they respond to the 311 system?! I’ve left request/complaints. They’re still listed as “open” in the system weeks later.[/quote]

      • joey maxim says:

        Not to break your bubble.In your heart of hearts really think that complaints are addressed on that 311 line? Either a prompt,press 1 press 2 english 3 etc the.councilperson,in your ward will hear it streight from the complaintent..i’m totatly in aggrement with anyone who has had their vehicles undercarrage torn up..good luck to all..[quote comment=”219808″]I don’t think that the status listed in the 311 system or in the parking system means much. But the couple times I’ve used 311, problems have been fixed (though I can’t say that it was because of my own request). Just saying that if the much touted 311 system is being used to report things like pot holes (as intended), and if nothing is being done in response, then that would be a story. Pot holes that don’t go away by themselves are pretty common.[/quote]

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