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Hoboken Photo Leftovers for April 25th

Hoboken photo remains of the week: April 25, 2015

Mother Nature rewarded us with good weather again this weekend. Don’t let it go to waste!

Hoboken Photo Leftovers April 25 2015 NJ Hoboken411

In the Hoboken Photo Leftovers gallery below:

  • Photos 1-6: In case you missed the Blue Eyes Cafe update – here are some more pics from the big feeding frenzy last weekend.
  • Photo 7: Spring blossoms don’t last very long. Spend some time actually looking at them, smelling them, enjoying them – rather than sending updates to your friends.
  • Photos 8-9: The road work plague continues. Some businesses already received a standing eight-count.
  • Photo 10: City Bistro uptown getting a new look for the spring.
  • Photo 11: The “for rent” sign came down at the former Helmers’ location. Will the next proprietor hit a home run?

Have a great weekend!

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No Parking Capitol

Hoboken is No Parking Capitol of New Jersey

It doesn’t take a whole lot of time to figure out that per 100 (normally available) parking spaces, Hoboken leads the state, quite possibly the country – in “number of spots removed” on a daily basis.

Whether it’s “Temporary Police Regulations,” or just large-scale (and poorly coordinated) construction projects – what are we missing – 30% of the spots citywide?

It appears to me that there is no cooperation between departments in the city. If there is a long-term road project on one street nearby, shouldn’t “temporary signs” be restricted (unless it’s an emergency?)

I think you can stand in any location in Hoboken and be able to spot a “no parking” sign of some sort. What a pain.

no parking Hoboken NJ

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Hoboken Snakes

WTF is up with Hoboken snakes?

Last weekend, Hoboken resident wdgewood spotted a pile of snakes on Sinatra Drive, citing that “they must like the NYC view.” Haha!

Hoboken snakes sinatra drive

But it appears that snakes are popping up more often than I can recall…

Another resident named Dennis also spotted one this morning – but this time far from the waterfront on Madison Street.

Hoboken snakes madison street

And we thought snakes only hung out at City Hall? Who woulda thunk?

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Stuff gets trashed

Tables at Pier A Park not respected

Whether it was vandalism by lowly teenage punks, or just another bad job by the city – it appears you can’t have anything even remotely nice anymore. Case in point some outdoor seating tables over at Pier A Park.

Who does this or allows it to happen?

One piece of advice if you choose to sit at this table. Don’t have any boiling hot soup.

tables at pier a park hoboken nj damaged

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Does Hudson Street need more stop signs?

Does Hudson Street need more stop signs in Hoboken?

Hoboken resident James lives near Hudson Street uptown. And he believes, that because Washington Street is already a “bottleneck” of traffic (and associated idiots), that intelligent drivers migrate towards Hudson Street in order to find a more efficient route to travel.

I agree actually – Washington Street sucks, for many reasons. Whether it’s the traffic lights (which aren’t bad at all), or the horrific potholes and the “moonscape texture” of the road – it’s better to travel elsewhere.

But James feels that as a result – Hudson Street has become an Indy 500 raceway!

Is Hudson Street that bad in Hoboken NJ

Forget Hoboken, dealing with Hudson County (gasp!) is better!

So James has been dealing with Hoboken for like over a year. Some city official named “Jon Tooke” was emailed REPEATEDLY week after week about concerns that James had. No decent response.

Then James copied the COUNTY (Hudson, in case you were not privy), and they started taking notice.

Hudson County did a “traffic survey” and determined that this road did NOT warrant stop signs as per the “Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices” (MUTCD). During an eight hour period, just over 2500 cars drove down and around 1700 pedestrians crossed Hudson Street in the area of concern.

The county also mentioned that the “MUTCD” recommends AGAINST installing STOP signs to “control speed,” claiming it doesn’t effectively do so (i.e., other measures like speed bumps are apparently better for that.)

It appears that the county might be close to installing at least one sign (near Hudson & 7th), and resident James is advocating for perhaps one or two more near 9th and 10th Streets. We’ll see what happens.

Do you think Hudson Street is “unsafe?” Would more traffic control measures just make traversing Hoboken that much more of an (already) pain in the ass?

Hoboken Photo Leftovers for April 18th

Hoboken photo remains of the week: April 18, 2015

Don’t you get the “fuzzy feeling” once the weather “breaks” and the outdoors calls your name? We love it!

Hoboken Photo Leftovers April 18 2015

In the Hoboken Photo Leftovers gallery below:

  • Photos 1-4: Interesting sequence of events. Because of the “road closures,” traffic had to be diverted to the east side of Washington Street. The net result? A frickin’ tractor trailer smashed a tree! Environmentalists galore had mental breakdowns!
  • Photo 5: Work with renovation at the old Hoboken Paint & Hardware. Will it be Athleta or something else?
  • Photo 6: The old Napa Auto Parts lot is a cookie cutter condo under construction. “You gotta pay through the nose to be close to NYC and a vibrant night life!”
  • Photos 7: And an even more bland cookie-cutter condo going up at 1st & Adams. At least it’s a bit better than it was before. 3 to 1 odds it’ll be the scene of some police call during some future “St. Paddy’s Day” event.

We’re going to explore NJ a bit this weekend. What are your ambitious plans? Laying low? Getting drunk? Hooking up?

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