Hoboken’s Precious Grass
Here we have a Hoboken411 reader who’s a little bit irritated regarding her neighbor’s lack of attention to their lawn, along with other unkempt properties in town.
I noted a similar situation last month over at the Clearview Cinema lot uptown.
“Is there an ordinance anywhere that people have to keep their lawn mowed? My neighbors have a gosh darn forest out there practically. Also now that the superfund site (the mercury lot) on 8th and Grand is no longer owned by the government its become an overgrown mess too – so bad that you can’t even walk on the sidewalk some days because the weeds are so high – what’s the deal?“
Coincidentally, while approaching the area 6th & Willow the other day (by Holy Innocents Church), I stopped in my tracks. I SMELLED FRESH CUT GRASS! As I got closer, I heard a lawn mower! It was almost like music to my ears. It was just a comforting sound that reminded me of growing up in North Jersey.
Much better than garbage trucks, construction noise, and sirens.
So taken aback by this infrequent smell and sound, I shot a 10 second video. I should have extended the video by an hour so I could replay it as a therapeutic relaxation soundtrack.