Fire Hydrant Illusions

Fire Hydrants get noticed only some of the time

We received a few angry emails from Hoboken residents over the past few weeks. Apparently, they were “upset” that a fire hydrant “was installed” right in the middle of a crosswalk at 12th & Hudson!

fire hydrant 12th street hoboken - Fire Hydrant Illusions

Well – this is absolutely nothing new – as it’s been exactly in the same spot for a decade or more.

I guess when you change the color of the pavement underneath and obscure the crosswalk lines, it appears “new,” or now more offensive than ever.

While we agree that it’s probably a bit close to the walking path – sometimes those are the compromises you have to make in order to have a hydrant in the proper place to keep the residents of a densely-occupied building safe.

However, city doesn’t notice graffiti

While the fire hydrant is no big deal – we noticed that the graffiti on the “Do Not Enter” sign has remained UNTOUCHED for over a decade!


graffiti lasts a decade in Hoboken NJ - Fire Hydrant Illusions

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LOVE that the graffiti has become part of the neighborhood. Isn’t there a statute of limitations that now makes it illegal to remove?