Hoboken priorities: Potholes or Parks?
Hoboken potholes second fiddle to Little League field
“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?”