Rattling Hoboken Manhole Cover

Update: Success! Rattling Hoboken Manhole Cover – REPAIRED!

Bada Bing! Make some noise, get some action. The rattling Hoboken manhole cover on 2nd Street was repaired this week. I wonder if residents might have an empty feeling after hearing the sounds for a decade. With any luck this metal plate will be the next thing to rattle!

Rattling Hoboken Manhole Cover REPAIRED - Rattling Hoboken Manhole Cover

Rattling Hoboken Manhole Cover Drives Residents Nuts!


Rattling Hoboken Manhole Cover drives residents nuts - Rattling Hoboken Manhole CoverYou ever have a leaky bathroom faucet? That “slow drip,” as harmless as it may be, can often be so annoying that it prevents you from falling asleep at night. You eventually get it fixed, just to keep your sanity. Well – we have our own version of a slow drip, and it seems to affect an entire neighborhood: Rattling Hoboken manhole covers!

Bob, and his neighbors on 2nd Street between Bloomfield and Garden Streets have been contending with one particular manhole cover for a long, LONG time. And they’d be appreciative if someone can finally get that nagging, repetitive “clank” to stop.

I would probably fix it myself, by prying the cover up, and inserting a strip of rubber to insulate the offending metal pieces. But knowing there are a billion hidden laws on the books, you’d probably get fined for improving the quality of life in your neighborhood.

What would you do if you were in this situation?

Here’s the video they made as a “letter to Hoboken:”

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Friday, August 2, 2013 11:33 pm

10 years, just go outside with a hammer and a wedge, and pound that s*&t in. no more rattle. do we really need to spend all this time contacting city hall when they cant even pave a damn road in this town.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 2:17 pm

Might have a chance of getting repaired now. Depends how many pay raises are in the queue at city hall.

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Wednesday, July 31, 2013 4:54 pm

3 workers are staring at the manhole in question as I parked my car just now. Will see if they can figure out a way to silence the manhole from hell. [quote comment=”221311″]Might have a chance of getting repaired now. Depends how many pay raises are in the queue at city hall.[/quote]

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