Welcome to peeling Hoboken

Welcome to peeling Hoboken {c’mon, fix that!}

I’m sure the Mayors of all other cities across the country care very deeply about making the right first impression on their visitors.

From keeping the streets clean to having an inviting city that encourages commerce and repeated visits (stuff like easy parking for visitors and nice roads come to mind – which Hoboken already botches.).

But the cheapest and easiest way to make a proper impression – is keeping the “WELCOME” sign in good order. It’s the first thing many people see when coming in!

However, our “Welcome to Hoboken” sign on the railroad trestle of the south entrance is not looking too good at the moment and is beginning to peel off. I wonder how dilapidated they’ll allow it to become before remedying the situation.

gross welcome to Hoboken sign peeling

Welcome to Hoboken sign peeling

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It would be nice to see this perfect. But it’s about a square foot of rust on a huge bridge. It’s also the property of NJTransit. Repainting this bridge would fall under the purview of NJTransit. Is repainting of this overpass on the list of maintenance items for NJTransit? If not are you ok with Hoboken using city funds to pay for this ourselves? Given the bad parking and roads you mentioned in the article? Did you contact the city for comment? Contact NJTransit? Or do you just publish what comes into your mind?