School project: Beautify Hoboken
How come they don’t beautify Hoboken? (instead of sidewalk paint?)
(Bumping this story from many years ago… why hasn’t anyone tried making that ugly parking garage nicer? Is it that hard?)
I was walking with a Hoboken411 reader the other day – and somehow our conversation near the ghastly, grey and depressing parking garage on Hudson Street – gave me this great idea!
Giant Mural Project for High School Students
With some careful planning and organization, a great community project can be a reality.
Similar to the mural along Sinatra Drive between 4th and 5th Streets, by painting these disgusting parking garages you can:
- Make the neighborhood more appealing.
- Educate kids about how a large-scale art project works – planning, safety, execution.
- Get the community involved, help choose the mural, support the kids as they paint.
- Good P.R. for the city, news crews will film, 411 will cover, etc.
- Have the high-paid developers donate the use of equipment, scaffolding, paint, etc.
- Multiple ugly garages means this can be a fun project that can last several school years.
Maybe it’s too difficult or risky for the city to consider (like what if some kid falls to his untimely death?) – but it’s something worth considering, even if it’s done another way.
Is my idea just a giant waste of time? Is it feasible? Or something you wouldn’t mind seeing?