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View Diary: Hoboken: Why only three blocks were to be destroyed. (55 comments)

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  •  I'm familiar with the area (1+ / 0-)
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    jayden

    For a look go to the Google map and place the street view icon just below the A. You're looking north on Willow Ave. which is the main road north out of Hoboken that goes to the Lincoln Tunnel. It's quite busy at rush hour.

    Now imagine a 40 story skyscraper about a block ahead of where you're looking. If you look west and southwest you'll see that many of the buildings are new or built within the past 10 years. (Also rebuilding a westward bridge.) As your tour guide I would be remiss in not pointing out looking east on 14th Street the Malibu Diner where the previous mayor, Peter Cammarano, was recorded as accepting a bribe in the New Jersey Sting.

    Anyway, the area needs some thoughtful planning with a balance of both residential and commercial. It's not clear to me that a few big buildings makes for a community.

    •  This is very in line with what Mayor Zimmer said: (2+ / 0-)
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      judy99, Urban Owl
      [...] the area needs some thoughtful planning with a balance of both residential and commercial. It's not clear [...] that a few big buildings makes for a community.
      She also explained that Hoboken has unique considerations because of its size, location, and density. That's why city planners are taking a comprehensive approach to the redevelopment proposals instead of just approving random projects willy nilly.

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