Hoboken Sinkholes

This has been an ongoing thing here in Hoboken. The quality of our roads and “infrastructure” in general.

It was reported on the live police scanner this past Sunday night that a “sinkhole” was forming in the intersection of 8th and Bloomfield. The dispatcher and responding officer were debating as to whether the road should be cordoned off or not, and the officer who indicated “he was no engineer” said it might be better if some expert came down and investigate it.

When I stopped by earlier yesterday, the hole was patched up, and seemed small to begin with. But it was rather odd, since 8th Street was freshly paved just a few months ago.


While we’re on the topic of sinkholes, many new readers may not recall the giant sinkhole that appeared almost exactly a year ago on Bloomfield and Newark Streets. That was a doozy!

During my ride, I happened to see a much bigger crevice on Garden and 9th. These two holes were enough to almost make me flip over on my mountain bike! I had mentioned in a post last November, about the need for paving pretty much throughout the city, and that we had about 32 linear miles of crappy roads. How long will it take to put some money from that wacky budget of ours towards improving the quality of our roads? Maybe when they finally trim the fat, we can have a nice smooth city once and for all. Although my auto mechanic loves me and purchases lavish Christmas presents for me each year, I for one, am getting tired of it!


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Wednesday, July 18, 2007 7:47 am

One on Bloomfield/Newark sinking again. New one at Washington/6th forming.

Why don’t they make the @%$# developers pave and/or pay for the paving of the roads they keep tearing up? Oh, yeah, forgot this is Hoboken.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007 6:08 pm

Has anyone noticed the sinkhole that formed right in City Hall in the office of the CFO & Treasurer? It seems to draw money out and it ends up in the office of the Mayor and his cronies.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007 2:48 pm

He can’t – is hands are already full (literally) with Citizens Concerned: About Pie.


Tuesday, July 17, 2007 1:26 pm

I recall reading in some campaign literature a few months ago that former councilman Chris Campos was instrumental in the resurfacing of certain 4th ward streets.

Perhaps he will build on this experience by heading a group of Citizens Concerned: About Street Surfaces.

Biffy B For Mayor
Biffy B For Mayor
Tuesday, July 17, 2007 1:10 pm

I was checking out the hole over on like 3rd and Washington the other day. The ground that this city is built on is all sand…not to steady. All roads settle after being paved….it never fails. you cant just keep going around fixing roads everytime there is a pot hole — THATS a waste of money

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