Hobokenpix: Playing in garbage?

Children still playing in garbage in Hoboken

Over eight years ago, we noticed the ridiculous sign near the uptown strip mall that said “No dog poop! Children play here.” Yes, kids are still playing in garbage in Hoboken!

Never gets old!

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Here’s our original story from 2009:

Hoboken Photo of the Day – 4/21/2009

[Continuing the ORIGINAL Hoboken411 “Photo of the Day” series…]

Don’t get me wrong – I dig the new Uptown Commerce Center (or Peachtree, or whatever the “name of the week” is) and hope it fills up with fun businesses very soon. However, owner Mike Gorman is experiencing a bit of a problem up there. The small foliage area on the north side of the property – is being used and abused by inconsiderate dog owners. So he installed various courtesy signs around the property to remind folks to pick up after their animals.

But this sign installed on a trash bin just made me laugh. “Children Play Here.”

Not sure about you, but I cannot recall asking my mom “Can I go out and play by the garbage and parking lot curb? Pretty please?” ever in my life.

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Wednesday, April 22, 2009 12:10 pm

This cracks me up.

So first people complain that dog owners don’t pick up their dog’s shit. And now there are only CERTAIN trashcans to put poop in? If its contained in a garbage can, it poses no threat. And if a child is climbing into a garbage can, well then the person who should be watching the kid is an idiot.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009 9:39 am

[quote comment=”150490″]Are you saying children do not play inside a day care?[/quote]

I am saying children shouldn’t be playing outside that particular daycare due to the danger to the children. It is a parking lot bordered on 3 sides by roads. Basically, cars all around. Not sure about you, but that is the last place I want kids playing. Nothing but trouble.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009 9:28 am

Are you saying children do not play inside a day care?

Wednesday, April 22, 2009 9:24 am

[quote comment=”150472″]Is there a day care in that strip mall? If so, Yes, children play there.[/quote]

There will be a daycare there, but doubt children will be “playing there” – there is no park there. Any daycare that lets kids play in or near a parking lot should be immediately shut down. They are just asking for trouble.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009 9:19 am

If I have my location correct, yes there is, or is about to be, a daycare there.

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