Hoboken Stoop Loitering
Letter: Loitering on stoops in Hoboken is a menace
One uptown Hoboken resident that lives near 12th & Hudson is getting a bit sick of the loitering that’s happening now that the weather has been warm.
“I have begun to notice an increasing amount of loitering around stoops. In particular my stoop (an Applied building), I addressed the issue with the management company and was instructed to contact police as they have posted no loitering signs.
I would typically not make a fuss over this matter until it becomes a problem trying to walk up my stoop and find myself forced to weave and dodge people sitting and smoking on the stoop. Also people in this building who have children, allow them to loiter with friends throwing balls on the sidewalk hitting cars and people. I was forced to address these teens when one of them decided to make a comment about my girlfriend as she attempted to enter the building. I am sure this is an issue else where in Hoboken and hope management companies as well as police make greater efforts to limit this practice.”
How do you feel about loitering? Is it menacing? Or a reminder of days past when people actually talked face to face and knew everyone in the neighborhood?