It is just a little “snow” in Hoboken

Snow happens around this time of the year in Hoboken

Snow in Hoboken NJ December 10 2013As we explained yesterday, we encountered what was supposed to be a “disruptive” snow today. Really? We got what, an inch of slushy stuff?

Below are some photos taken today amidst the “treacherous” conditions that frightened everyone to stay inside and lock their doors.

The World War II MemorialPier A Park – and Pier C Park. Speaking of Pier C Park – it was CLOSED today due to the “disastrous conditions.” And meanwhile – over in Pier A Park, “contractors” or whatever you want to call them were actually using SNOW BLOWERS. Really, taxpayers footed the bill for that? The sidewalks shouldn’t have even been cleared. Oh wait, that may cause some issues for baby strollers. So while they were at it, they ought to not only snow blow – but bust out air dryers so the sidewalks aren’t even wet either.

Oh, and the robotic solar trash contraptions were curiously ripped open. 10 grand for what looks like a college dorm refrigerator. Still can’t believe they bought into those things…

Enjoy the colder weather!

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9 Comments on "It is just a little “snow” in Hoboken"

briank
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briank

“A little grip”?! As I look at some sidewalks, areas that were cleared and then salted are now dry clear concrete. Areas that weren’t are now inch thick rock hard ice. Anyone who thinks they can leave snow behind when the high temps are in the 20s and not endanger pedestrians are delusional. Some people will complain about the sun rising in the east and setting in the west tomorrow. And if some commenters were ticketed for not clearing their own sidewalks I am sure we would hear how the city extracting money from innocent people.

animal_lover
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animal_lover

Maybe it is not obvious but the conditions likely warranted salting. NO use taking out the big guns for a fly.

TheGreenMan
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TheGreenMan

Wow, really? So being prepared is suddenly not a good idea? So if they don’t clear the sidewalks and some elderly woman slips and breaks her hip you’ll feel better for saving your couple of dollars in tax money? I have a feeling if they didn’t clear the snow the headline would be “what are our tax dollars paying for if they don’t even clear snow?”.

rhall1124
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rhall1124

I don’t understand the uproar over the city cleaning the sidewalks. Regardless of the amount of snow, if you don’t remove it then it will freeze and turn into ice. Then you have a situation where an inch of harmless snow turns into a sheet of ice, and I’m sure you’d be complaining that the city didn’t do its job and the sidewalks are dangerous.

homeworld
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Damned if you do, damned if you don’t…

If they didn’t clear the sidewalks, this site would be the first place complaining that the City dropped the ball. [quote comment=”222177″]I don’t understand the uproar over the city cleaning the sidewalks. Regardless of the amount of snow, if you don’t remove it then it will freeze and turn into ice. Then you have a situation where an inch of harmless snow turns into a sheet of ice, and I’m sure you’d be complaining that the city didn’t do its job and the sidewalks are dangerous.[/quote]

briank
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briank

They cleared the sidewalks because its the law. They clear the sidewalks so that little old ladies, everyday people who get around this town on their feet, and yes even strollers, can get around without falling and then suing the city. They clear the sidewalks so that they are not a frozen block of ice today (I wrote this Wed AM with temps at 26 degrees). I can’t believe people complain about people clearing the sidewalk of snow. Good grief.

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