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Hoboken Photo Leftovers for April 19th

Hoboken photo remains of the week: April 19, 2014

Hoboken Photo Leftovers April 19 2014

In the Hoboken Photo Leftovers gallery below:

  • Photos 1-4: {#JUICY} Inching forward to opening (this week hopefully) is Boardwalk Fresh Burgers & Fries. They also tout their shakes as well.
  • Photos 5-7: {#BUDDING} You know without a doubt spring has arrived when the trees start flowering!
  • Photos 8-9: {#OVER} The Office endured a “painful” move out of Hoboken. However, greener pastures await them in neighboring Jersey City.
  • Photo 10: {#FROZEN} Rare snow sighting last week, as old man winter didn’t go down without a fight.
  • Photo 11: {#JESUS} A “Happy Easter” flower display makes ordinary trash receptacles more bearable.
  • Photo 12: {#HALF} Diamond Athletics slowly establishing their brand presence on the exterior of their building.
  • Photo 13: {#MISSING} Kind of sad to see missing Andrew Jarzyk fliers crumpled up on the ground.
  • Photo 14: {#TRAGIC} Two puzzling entries into the Hudson River led to two unnecessary deaths last week. A make-shift memorial was set up along the waterfront.

Another perfect weekend to spend in the great outdoors!

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Columbus Park Trees Murdered!

Trees murdered at Columbus Park in Hoboken

Wow – take a look at this murder / massacre that took place in Columbus Park.

Why in God’s name would they trash so many trees?

Either they were terminally ill – or someone’s padding some kind of landscaping contract. We’ll never know now! Evidence gone!

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Library renovations… again?

Hoboken Public Library Renovations – for what?

Did you notice the Hoboken Public Library is seemingly always under some kind of renovation? A couple people we’ve spoken with don’t quite buy the whole constant library renovations – regardless if it’s a benefit to the community or a “historical” building. Fair questions like this come up:

  • Is some kind of money-funneling going on? Either to contractors or others behind the scenes?
  • Why is this building constantly in need of work? What about work that was done previously? Was it completed satisfactorily?
  • Has anyone ever audited all the expenses, verified work being done, line-item by line-item?

The library seems to get a hefty chuck of public money every year. I’d suspect most people would want proof that it’s not being squandered in some nefarious way.

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Citizen complaints or responsibilities?

If Hoboken had a good government, would citizen complaints be needed?

You’d think that in a city about a square mile, and with a $100 million dollar budget – things would not only get done perfectly, they’d go WAY above and beyond the bare minimum. Pristine streets, no sidewalk rubbish, rock-solid waterfront walkways, and more than enough time left over to spare to lend a helping hand to some of the less fortunate residents (i.e., seniors, disabled, etc.)

But that’s not the case here in Hoboken. Not only can’t they “manage their own house,” but they beg that citizens also lend a hand (for FREE!) by submitting citizen complaint requests, etc.

Even then, I’m hearing that many “citizen complaints” go pretty much ignored or unresolved.

How long has the Hoboken Huddle been over? That concrete platform has remained months after. What were they waiting for, the next NY Super Bowl?

Hoboken Huddle Citizen Complaints

Then another resident was complaining about this ugly, orange “temporary” dog park set up on Hudson Street outside one of the municipal garages (while three of the parks were curiously shut down simultaneously this past winter for “renovations.”) It too, still remains.

Hoboken temporary dog park citizen complaints

Citizens even have to light the fire to keep construction projects plugging along, like the crumbling walkway north of Sinatra Park. So what are the public servants at City Hall doing exactly? Maybe the entire city should be run by volunteers – and not “paid slackers.”

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Love Locks at Pier C Park

Next concern? Love Locks at Pier C Park in Hoboken

Any of you who aren’t completely oblivious (tapping away on your “smart” phone), will have noticed the recent addition of some padlocks (“love locks”) on the fence over at Pier C Park along the Hudson River Waterfront.

Apparently, this is a “copycat” version of the phenomenon in Paris – at the Pont des Arts bridge (and others). The whole superstition is, that if a couple “locks” the padlock to the fence (along with their names, and other cute scribblings), that their love will last forever.

But this is supposedly causing some concern. Because now the “officials” in Paris have (sort of) decided to leave the locks alone – but some say the weight may lead to structural problems to the bridge.

True or not – our luck in Hoboken would be that if just 3 more locks were added to Pier C Park it would sink. So “lock your love in” at your own risk.

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Hoboken Photo Leftovers for April 12th

Hoboken photo remains of the week: April 12, 2014

Hoboken Photo Leftovers April 12 2014

In the Hoboken Photo Leftovers gallery below:

  • Photo 1: {#PLAYBALL} Opening Day for the Hoboken Little League! Go cheer them on today!
  • Photos 2 & 3: {#MISSING} Friends and family still searching for Andrew Jarzyk. No official leads at this point.
  • Photos 4 & 5: {#GETOVERIT} No reason to make a big deal about the Pulaski Skyway Closure. At least you get an extra lane on the Newark Bay Bridge!
  • Photo 6: {#MEATY} Boardwalk Fresh Burgers & Fries about to brighten up the neighborhood!
  • Photo 7: {#GOAL} Oh boy. The soccer field at Sinatra Park looks all ready to go (For those with permits only – so much for “public” open space…)
  • Photo 8: {#KIDZ} By the time you read this – Diamond Athletics should have their sign visible, as they were installing it last week.

Rest of the weekend looks perfect! Hooray!

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