City cleans snow
Snow cleanup: Necessary or too little too late?
Crews were out in Hoboken today on certain areas of Washington Street, scooping, dumping and hauling away some of the snow left over from this week’s moderate snow storm (and remnants from the December 2010 Blizzard).
Hoboken411 spoke to residents and business owners uptown and received a mixed response to the whole situation.
“The city doesn’t have their act together,” said one merchant. “Mixed signals. They told everyone on Tuesday and Wednesday to keep cars off Washington Street, but never came to clean it up. But I’m glad they’re finally getting to it.”
While another business owner who has been in Hoboken much longer than the Mayor and her six figure friends at City Hall said “The last time I remember the city cleaning the Avenue was when Russo was Mayor, but he did it right. The cars were moved, the streets cleared, and they put the cars right back in the spots. No tickets or fines.“
Uptown resident Sheila took a different approach. “I have a minimalist view. Let the snow melt on it’s own. We become stronger when we learn how to adapt to situations, rather than expecting someone to take care of us. Saves taxpayer dollars too.” Deliveryman Craig, who doesn’t live in Hoboken was amused. “It snows every winter. Why no one has this system down pat is sad, but funny. How much practice do you need?”
Either way – I hope it doesn’t snow anymore this winter. I’m ready for shorts weather. Oh, wait a minute…