Study in Contrast: Hoboken vs. Weehwaken

Snowy Study in Contrast: Hoboken v. Weehwaken

Hoboken is the most affluent city in Hudson County. Why is it, that after just a few snowfalls, that other cities handle it better? Jersey City did a better job, and every single city in the county did better than Hoboken. Here’s a study in contrast: Hoboken vs. Weehawken. We received countless emails from amateur athletes who were getting stir-crazy this winter, and just wanted to go out for a nice run.

The waterfront walkways in Hoboken – in this example, uptownwere starkly different.

The Hoboken side was icy and treacherous. The second you got to the Weehawken side? Clear, dry and safe.

I suppose we can use instances like this to gauge the capability (or ineptitude) of individual local governments. If it was a boxing match, ding-ding, over in a first round knockout.

Hoboken Weehawken NJ Waterfront Walkway Study in Contrast - Study in Contrast: Hoboken vs. Weehwaken

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I work in sales covering Hudson county. I drive every local road, side street etc all day long. I can assure you that none of Hudson county is that great about snow removal. And if people want to complain about trying to park in Hoboken after a snow, go up into Union City or Jersey City. The row homes there all have driveway parking, and therefore driveway cutouts. Street parking is usually one spot ere and there between the cutouts. When it snows, those spots are fully covered in 6 foot high piles of snow because people like it there to clear their driveway and cutout, leaving zero street parking. Don’t let one picture of a walkway determine the entire snow removal response. Get out and drive every street like I do.


Hoboken can’t get the street corners cleaned and you want them to do the walkway? C’mon now, be realistic, they only have $100 million of our tax dollars and the Director of Soccer is clueless when it comes to doing his job.


How did Jersey City do it right? They ran out of salt???