Hoboken Then and Now: 9th and Hudson
9th & Hudson in Hoboken – “Then and Now”
Interesting development over at the northeast corner of 9th and Hudson Streets. This area is widely known as one of the most affluent and historically preserved areas in town. With spectacular brownstones, and better elevation thanks to the cliff that is home to Stevens Institute, it’s definitely the “Beverly Hills” of Hoboken – and never floods.
But this one corner had an odd anomaly, as you can see in this photo below. This “castle” like corner property had what appeared to be an “attachment” that was clearly out of tune with the rest of the neighborhood. Not sure if this was an extension of the corner property or just a plain “fugly” self contained unit.
And now – it appears to be getting a complete re-built, and from the shape of the footprint, will be a “carbon copy” of the corner property it abuts. Nice neighborhood improvement!
I believe one Hoboken411 commenter had expressed “outrage” about this current construction project, but I’m sure if he sees these before and after photos, he’d change his perspective.
We’ll check back on this project as it progresses.
This feature exists for several reasons. One, to document the ongoing changes in Hoboken for historical purposes. And to also show photos from “way back” and compare how things used to be “back in the day.”
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