Third World Hoboken

Yeah, it looks like “Third World Hoboken!”

Yep. I snap quite a few photos of Hoboken each day. 99.9% of them are for our own enjoyment (be on the lookout for our photo gallery one day soon!) But we occasionally like (for about the past 10 years) to share a few snapshots with you guys from time to time (wink). And I thought this picture was quite unique.

It was at the intersection of 7th and Washington Streets (across from the Dunkin’ Donuts). The moment of capture, along with some motion blur and interesting subject matter – made an otherwise ordinary snapshot look like something it wasn’t.

This photo didn’t automatically make me think of Hoboken, but rather a third world country (like Cuba or Haiti). The peeling walls, the bikes and scooters all contributed to this “out of character” shot of Hoboken. But yes, it’s still Hoboken!

Maybe this will inspire the property owner to spruce up their building a little more?

Third World Hoboken NJ

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Ever walk past this store on the 7th Street side in the winter? They never shovel. It gets iced up and it’s like a skating rink there.


Great pic. All that is missing is palm trees and papayas.


And maybe a chicken or two, and an emaciated dog. And litter. Lots of litter.[quote comment=”224564″]Great pic. All that is missing is palm trees and papayas.[/quote]