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Hoboken, we have a {homeless} problem

Homeless Serial Fecal oFFenders on the rise in Hoboken

Some might say “nah, we don’t have a homeless issue in Hoboken,” but based on the growing trend in various parts of town – they’d be proven wrong.

Homeless Fecal Matter in Hoboken NJ parks

Hoboken parks like a third world nation?

Up at Stevens Park – the homeless “population” seems to have been growing over the past several years. Not sure if it’s the economy in general, the fledgling city administration, or what.

And what’s worse is that now these homeless show no shame in depositing fecal matter almost anywhere. Including all the park benches and chairs inside and outside the dog park.

From nasty turds on lawn chairs, to disgusting beer diarrhea sprays on benches. Cops used to perform regular detail checks to remove people from the parks after the designated hours (11pm in the summer). Perhaps the dwindling police force is to blame, who knows.

You’ll know for sure that shit has (literally) hit the fan – if the city starts spending property taxpayer money on TOILET PAPER DISPENSERS for ordinary park benches.

Toilet paper dispensers coming soon to Hoboken NJ parks

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Keep it classy Hoboken!

Signs Summer is really over in Hoboken: Keeping it classy!

Hoboken resident Jay was out for an early morning walk this past weekend, and concluded that “summer is officially over,” when the tell-tale signs of drunken buffoons becomes a more regular sighting.

Scenes like the vandalism in front of Pizza Republic can usually be spotted somewhere in town at least once a week. Innocent decorations like the flower boxes along the fence which are meant to add a little bit of nature to an otherwise “concrete jungle” had to be destroyed?

What kind of satisfaction did they get? Did they “stick it to the man?” No. Did they earn “street cred” for demonstrating destructive skills? Not to anyone with half a brain.

What they did show – was that they have a no respect, and probably don’t understand what it means to earn something and take care of it. Sad.

Summer over in Hoboken NJ keep it classy

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Hopeless and living in luxury?

What is luxury in Hoboken?

You ever wonder if the word “luxury” is abused in the Real Estate industry to the point where it should be ignored? I mean a stainless steel appliance no longer applies as “luxury” anymore – as pretty much 95% of all appliances sold at big box stores are of that variety. Heck to the rest of the world, running water, electricity and heat are MAJOR luxuries! But I digress…

One Hoboken resident who lives near 6th Street and Jackson Streets and paying close to $50,000 a year for rent – shares what she feels are some troubling circumstances that regularly happen in her neighborhood – including some recent gunshots!

What is living in luxury at the juliana in Hoboken NJ

Hoboken Resident: Hopeless and living in luxury on Jackson Street

“Does anyone know about the gunshots at Jackson and 6th this past Sunday at 4AM?

Lots of people running from projects past the Juliana towards the NJ Light Rail tracks. More shots were heard, a total of about four. After the fracas, the police were sweeping the area around The Juliana looking for a weapon.

No one ever reports on what is going on back here but there is constant yelling, fighting and false alarms every night into the early morning hours. We are paying very high rents, $4,000 a month!

Signed,
Hopeless and living in luxury on 6th and Jackson”

How you would rectify this situation if you were in a “position of power” in Hoboken? (i.e., police, city hall?)

Hoboken Projects living in luxury

9th & Willow is a dangerous intersection

Vehicles run stop sign at 9th & Willow in Hoboken constantly

Earlier this afternoon, there was a “big accident” over at the intersection of 9th Street and Willow Avenue. A truck crashed into two parked cars, destroyed the front steps of a building, and wrecked a really nice refuse can holder.

Apparently, some witnesses think the construction truck ran the stop sign which led to the collision.

So – Hoboken or Hudson County “officials” should probably wake up and do something about this corner before someone gets killed here. I believe we’ve suggested speed humps in the past – but I recall something about emergency vehicles prohibiting them, but I could be wrong.

A blinking red light for southbound traffic on Willow might be the best option, with a blinking yellow light for 9th Street traffic. Let’s see if that happens.

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Maxwell Place hates bikes?

WTF File: Maxwell Place hates bikes on their property

Maxwell Place Hates Bikes cuts locks from visitors to local businessesDespite having “street level retail” open to the public, Maxwell Place apparently does NOT want anyone but residents to park bicycles on their property! And I thought this town was filled with “forward thinking” people… the hits keep coming!

Here’s what Christina had to say about her unfortunate incident from the other day:

“The other day I rode my bike to Maxwell Place to go to Local Barre Core Fitness for an hour. When I came out my bike was gone, it was locked around a tree in the front. I went into the concierge front desk and asked if anyone saw someone steal a bike outside. It was an expensive bike and I was really upset. I found out that the management office cut my bike lock because no bikes can be parked anywhere on Maxwell Place property. I was given back my bike with a business card to the management office. I called the next morning to find out that the condo board members voted “no bikes can be parked on any part of the property.” Since when? How come there aren’t any signs?”

411 Take: Boy if Maxwell Place is so “selective” with who can park bikes on their exclusive property – then how come they haven’t banned non-residents from using the shops there? You make the lowly “visitors” park by Kings or Starbucks and have to (God-forbid) walk an extra block or two?

And who are these condo-owners on the board anyway? I guess when you drive around in $150k Benzes just to pick up your dry-cleaning – I suppose you might be apt to look down on those “peasant” modes of transport as “cheapening” your superficial superior existence.

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Clinton St. Fire

Clinton St. Fire displaces families in Hoboken

Oh brother. Another fire in that building across the street from Columbus Park, which started around 6pm this evening.

This building has a history with fires, and almost the entire block once burnt down!

The last “major” fire took place back in March of 2012.

What do you think the deal is? Shoddy building construction? Or just careless tenants?

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