What kind of sidewalk is this?
Slate sidewalk on Hudson St. is treacherous and illogical
Hoboken411 has received quite a few complaints about the pedestrian sidewalk on the east side of Hudson Street between 4th and 5th Streets.
This stretch of sidewalk is made of slate – and is quite possibly the worst possible material to use in an urban environment. It’s a weak material that degrades over time, and is one of the most slippery surfaces in wet or frozen weather.
In this particular instance – the entire length is uneven, with large gaps peppered throughout. I’m suspecting the complaint tally has risen partially due to the A.D.D. / distracted Hobokenite who’s playing with their technological devices, but that’s just a hunch. The sidewalk is a sad excuse for a safe passageway nonetheless.
Wonder how many injuries will have to take place before something’s done about it?