Beggar 100 years ago

Here’s a picture of a homeless beggar and his dog almost 100 years ago in Hoboken.

A reader sent this link in from this website: http://www.shorpy.com/node/672

He said “The more things change, the more they stay the same. R.I.P. Roxie

hoboken beggar and dog 1910 - Beggar 100 years ago

I wonder where this picture was taken? The fence somehow reminds me of somewhere near Elysian Park.

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bri777
bri777
Sunday, July 29, 2007 10:11 am

[quote comment=”36652″]What is up with the increase in the number of homeless people in Hoboken? … What is so appealing about Hoboken to the homeless? ”

Maybe the word has spread around that they can get paid to vote?

MidnightRacer
MidnightRacer
Sunday, July 29, 2007 9:52 am

Had a Summer Friday a couple of weeks ago and decided to read a book at Pier A. So I got there at noon expecting the park to be empty but run into numerous people with nick nacks packed into push carts sleeping on the first set of benches near the defunct fountain, as well as the grassy areas. A few of the people there were drinking, a few swearing. But the funniest thing was that that one of the women (in a raspy voice) was telling the guys how to score with women as she passed out flyers.

Lived here for 11 years now, and this was new.

danzig
danzig
Sunday, July 29, 2007 8:07 am

[quote comment=”36652″]What is up with the increase in the number of homeless people in Hoboken? Its feels like they are growing in number. I see the same homeless people walking Washington Street everyday. [/quote]
Umm? OK. Too bad this isn’t an SAT question.

rmal75
rmal75
Saturday, July 28, 2007 9:16 pm

What is up with the increase in the number of homeless people in Hoboken? Its feels like they are growing in number. I see the same homeless people walking Washington Street everyday. I don’t think they are dangerous but at the same time I am sure they make us hardworking residents uncomfortable, to say the least. (As well as decrease the value of our homes.) And where do they come from? What is so appealing about Hoboken to the homeless? Is this a growing problem in our town? Is there anyway to help alleviate it? Something has to be done in my opinion. This town is better than what I am seeing. Obviously Hoboken has made great strides over the past 10 – 15 yeas, but why can’t we clean up the streets?

honcho
honcho
Saturday, July 28, 2007 3:54 pm

Path Train Teddy’s Granddaddy!!!!!!!
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