Hoboken Photo Leftovers for August 10th

Hoboken photo remains of the week: August 10, 2013

What photo leftovers made the cut this week?

Hoboken photo leftovers August 10 2013

In the Hoboken Photo Leftovers gallery below:

  • Photo 1: Hoboken Paving. Oh boy. Up until last year, we used to kind of get excited about the “four or five teeny sections” of roads that got paved each year. But it is no longer reason to celebrate. Because the roads are CRUMBLING MUCH FASTER THAN THEY IMPROVE. At the rate this city is falling to pieces, you’d have to pave probably a quarter to HALF of all the roads each year to keep pace. So in other words “Nothing to see here, move along, 99% of the town is kidney-jarring already. Have a nice day.
  • Photo 2: Mills Tavern is coming along slowly. But they have their “identity” up, in the form of a cool NEON-yellow sign on blue background. Unique compared to the reso of Hoboken, with a clear, easy to read font. A+ for effectiveness in my opinion.
  • Photos 3 & 4: Hoboken Face Lifts – Both Hudson Place Realty and Zack’s Oak Bar went through some exterior changes recently. Keeping up with the times.
  • Photo 5: Did you see the massive 15-story crane that was installed at the Park and Garden Hoboken construction site uptown? Fascinating to watch.
  • Photo 6: All covered up. Hudson Athletic Club we know is for rent – and the windows are all papered up. A lot of places in Hoboken like this actually!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend, Hoboken!

About Hoboken Photo Leftovers

Hoboken Photo Leftovers is part of the Hoboken411 Photo of the Day series.

These are photos that didn’t necessarily warrant an individual posting on Hoboken411.

They may have been related to other stories – or completely independent. These photographs are remnants of our travels in the past week. But equally important in maintaining an historical record of “life as we know it” in the Mile Square City.

At the same time, these photographs may also mirror the unique personal opinion of the publisher of Hoboken411.com.

Regardless, the pictures add to the “virtual encyclopedia” that this site now represents. Thank you for your readership!

6 Responses

  1. River Rose says:

    I always look forward to your photos here. You seem to show what is happening in this town. However, the new sign for the mills tavern photo highlighted something to me. Me and my wife moved her some 15 years ago because of the brownstones, family fell and walking Washington St. and along the river. However, with the Mills tavern, I realize something has changed. The entire Washington Street is a historical ditsrict, if I am not mistaken. How is that there is a neon sign. I don’t beleive there were neon signs in 1855 when Hoboken was founded. And what about the black windows on second floor of McDonalds, or Chipole and Ist republic lights to name a few. Has somethiing changed or is the Historical Commission no longer oking these items.

    Maybe Hoboken 411 could do a story on the Historical Commission. Has the Mayor & Council changed the make-up of the Commisssion and they are more lenient. Also, I beleive Hudson Street maybe Historical as wel. How do you knock down a building at 9th and Hudson???

    • hoboken411 says:

      @Rose – Not sure the entire strip is historical district. And I believe it goes beyond just history, but also “fit and feel” with the rest of the neighborhood. But it doesn’t always apply. Look at how some ultra-modern brownstones stick out like sore thumbs around town.

      If you expect Hoboken to “make sense” across the board, well – you picked the wrong city for that royal pie in the sky wishful thinking.

    • camel2 says:

      Hoboken will be a giant strip mall of commercial chains soon enough![quote comment=”221367″]I always look forward to your photos here. You seem to show what is happening in this town. However, the new sign for the mills tavern photo highlighted something to me. Me and my wife moved her some 15 years ago because of the brownstones, family fell and walking Washington St. and along the river. However, with the Mills tavern, I realize something has changed. The entire Washington Street is a historical ditsrict, if I am not mistaken. How is that there is a neon sign. I don’t beleive there were neon signs in 1855 when Hoboken was founded. And what about the black windows on second floor of McDonalds, or Chipole and Ist republic lights to name a few. Has somethiing changed or is the Historical Commission no longer oking these items.Maybe Hoboken 411 could do a story on the Historical Commission. Has the Mayor & Council changed the make-up of the Commisssion and they are more lenient. Also, I beleive Hudson Street maybe Historical as wel. How do you knock down a building at 9th and Hudson???[/quote]

    • homeworld says:

      I tried to get on the zoning board once, but Beth Mason said she didn’t want people like me, a licensed engineer and planner, but instead “lay people.”[quote comment=”221367″]I always look forward to your photos here. You seem to show what is happening in this town. However, the new sign for the mills tavern photo highlighted something to me. Me and my wife moved her some 15 years ago because of the brownstones, family fell and walking Washington St. and along the river. However, with the Mills tavern, I realize something has changed. The entire Washington Street is a historical ditsrict, if I am not mistaken. How is that there is a neon sign. I don’t beleive there were neon signs in 1855 when Hoboken was founded. And what about the black windows on second floor of McDonalds, or Chipole and Ist republic lights to name a few. Has somethiing changed or is the Historical Commission no longer oking these items.Maybe Hoboken 411 could do a story on the Historical Commission. Has the Mayor & Council changed the make-up of the Commisssion and they are more lenient. Also, I beleive Hudson Street maybe Historical as wel. How do you knock down a building at 9th and Hudson???[/quote]

      • Frankie says:

        Dawn Zimmer said that she only wants political contributors on city boards.

        Really homeworld? Or are you just spreading more misinformation? And since when is a councilwoman solely responsible for board appointments? You’ve consumed gallons of the Zimmer Kool-Aid. Time for detox. Step away from the propaganda. Find a sense of self.[quote comment=”221389″]I tried to get on the zoning board once, but Beth Mason said she didn’t want people like me, a licensed engineer and planner, but instead “lay people.”[/quote]

      • homeworld says:

        It was at the Open House on December 10, 2009 at the Multi Service Center. As per the email confirming my application and invitation to that meeting, it was “an open house for [me] to meet and greet our Council members to discuss important concerns and issue throughout our City such as: Zoning & Planning, Redevelopment/Community Development, Potential PILOT Agreements, City Infrastructure & Flooding and etc.”

        I’m just relaying what she said at this meeting. [quote comment=”221390″]Dawn Zimmer said that she only wants political contributors on city boards.Really homeworld? Or are you just spreading more misinformation? And since when is a councilwoman solely responsible for board appointments? You’ve consumed gallons of the Zimmer Kool-Aid. Time for detox. Step away from the propaganda. Find a sense of self.[/quote]

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