Homeless public bathing in Hoboken
Hoboken homeless public bathing at Pier A Park
Hoboken411 received several emails about a trend that happens each summer down near Pier A Park. In particular, the water fountain at the west end of the park. Apparently, there is a lot of homeless public bathing going on in that area.
Now the question is – is that right or wrong? Are you offended?
What would you do about homeless public bathing in Hoboken?
Some parents were indeed offended that their children would have to witness people who are “down and out,” and disliked having to explain to their kids about the situation at hand. While another parent I spoke with personally said it was a good learning experience for the children.
But in reality – did the guy in the photos here actually do anything wrong? It’s not illegal for men to be topless at the park. Nor is it illegal for people to play or enter the confines of the water fountain area (kids do it all the time). It boils down to whether it’s legal to apply soap to your body and “shower” in public. I doubt if they already allow toddlers with soiled diapers to enter this area then this fella is entitled to lather up and rinse.
What are your thoughts?