Piers in Hoboken still reeling from Sandy

Sandy affected almost all piers in Hoboken, NJ

Hurricane Sandy did more than knock out the power and flood basements in Hoboken. She also did a number on our (shoddily designed) waterfront. As you probably already know, Pier C Park was messed up (and still hasn’t reopened), and now even Pier A Park seems be sinking – and apparently needs millions of bucks to be borrowed on the city credit card to make right.

It even appears that bricks are sinking along the waterfront walkway in between the two parks mentioned above. Our dogs picked up on this, because we didn’t even notice the skimpy single strip of so-called “caution tape” that was hastily implemented around this area:

More Hoboken waterfront areas collapsing

Uptown Piers in Hoboken damaged by Sandy, too

Pier 13 – the hotly contested outdoor beer garden and lunch truck spot is also undergoing extensive repairs at the moment. Contractors on scene have been working at fixing the plumbing and structural aspects not visible to the eye.

This along with the two other piers that were not used much by residents (other than a small dog run, and the Yankee Ferry owners, who re-located to Maxwell Place Pier) have also been deemed structurally unsound.

Will these repairs be enough to ensure many more decades of use? Or will we be in this position again soon after a couple strong t-storms or nor’easters?

Pier 13 Repairs Hoboken NJ

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4 Comments on "Piers in Hoboken still reeling from Sandy"

Angry Bird
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Angry Bird

These sinking bricks are not looking too good. How is there nothing supporting them? Did it all erode away?

SuperG
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SuperG

This is clearly not the entire fault of Sandy. Hoboken’s dilapidated waterfront is the result of poor engineering and bad construction. I don’t understand why the companies involved with the original project are not being held accountable. It’s really deplorable and disappointing this administration is not taking this issue more seriously…

briank
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briank

Hopefully the city will use this opportunity to get rid of many of the stupid mounds on Pier C that keep people from laying out, sitting down, or just stopping on the grass. All the mounds effectively eat away at the available space for relaxing on Pier C. I thought it was stupid when it was built that way, and now that the inner foam cores of the mounds have floated away in the Sandy storm surge, lets fix that design mistake.
Of course, summer “starts” in 4 days and I have not seen a single person on Pier C starting what would be even preliminary work. Can we expect 6 years to fix it like the collapsed corner ogre walkway by the little gazebo north of the Stevens lot?

kooky kat
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It’s nice to see they are repairing Pier 13 so people (uptown) can sit outside and get drunk all summer. All the while, Pier C just sits there – untouched. It only took them 10 years to finish it…I wonder how long it will take to repair it.

When asked if I would be attending the concert on Pier A this summer I said hell no! Who knows if that place is even safe – well that, and I hate hipsters.

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