Friday, October 8, 2010

Sign of the Times: Sinatra Collapse Photos

Site of the collapse facing north on Upper Sinatra Drive
The hole in the ground on upper Sinatra Drive collapse.  More trouble is expected.

Area is now tied off in the background but but there's expectations of further problems.

(Click any photo to enlarge.)

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Sinatra collapse update

City of Hoboken announces:


A major roadway collapse occurred shortly after 4pm today on Sinatra Drive near 13th Street. There have been no injuries as a result of the collapse. According to the County engineer, additional portions of the road are expected to collapse due to the tides.

This road was built by Hudson County and the sidewalk and pier were built by Applied Housing, and they will be working together to repair the road. Hoboken's City engineer will be involved in the process to ensure that the repairs are completed as expeditiously as possible. The costs of repairs will not be the responsibility of the City of Hoboken.

The area has been secured with fencing and barriers, and police will remain in the area to ensure the safety of the public. Access to Lua will be available at their side door near Basic Learning. Hudson County and Applied will be providing security with the Hoboken Police Department providing relief as needed.

It is estimated that repairs will take between two and four weeks, however we will know more after engineers have a chance to more fully evaluate the situation.

According to engineers, the building at 1300 Sinatra Drive also known as the Constitution Building is structurally sound.

It is anticipated that the uptown ferry terminal will reopen by 11:30pm on Friday, October 8th.

Mayor Dawn Zimmer thanks the Hoboken Police Department, Hoboken Fire Department, the Environmental Services Department, the Office of Emergency Management team, the Hudson County Sheriff's Office, the Hudson County engineer and Applied Housing. We regret the inconvenience to Hoboken residents. The City will be working to ensure the road is repaired as quickly as possible.

Upper Sinatra problem with roadway collapse

City of Hoboken announces:


Due to a roadway collapse, Sinatra Drive between 12th Street and 14th Street is closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic. The City’s engineer has been notified of the situation and is on route to the location. Additional information will be provided when it is available.

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Update: Ferries are being rerouted to Southern Hoboken until engineers can evaluate the situation. There have been no injuries as a result of the collapse.

Mayor Dawn Zimmer Speaks at the Lenz Campaign Headquarters BBQ

Mayor Zimmer speaks at the Lenz for Council kickoff last Sunday.  Topics she covers include flooding and the EmNet technology, taxes and overdevelopment.

The mayor directly challenges foreign forces trying to influence Hoboken by interfering in the November 2nd special election.  This video is rare in the passion the mayor speaks in asking for support and the importance of this election's outcome.

She says the people involved now backed Peter Cammarano and "want to take us back."
Dem's fightin words.

5th and Bloomfield water main break

City of Hoboken announces:


A 6-inch water main ruptured around 5:00 am this morning on the 500 block of Bloomfield Street. United Water is on the scene to make repairs, which are estimated to be completed by 4:00 pm. Residents of Bloomfield Street between 5th and 6thStreets will be without water until that time.

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