Wednesday, November 10, 2010

New traffic control measure in Southwest Hoboken

City of Hoboken announces:


The Department of Transportation and Parking will be installing additional “Don’t block the box” signage and additional roadway striping to improve visibility at the intersection of Monroe Street/Observer Highway/Paterson Plank Road and assist in enforcement. “Don’t block the box” is a state statute that prohibits vehicles from queuing within an intersection.

This is a short-term measure while the Subregional Transportation Study which is centered on Southwest Hoboken is finalized in late spring/early summer 2011.

“I’m looking forward to the results of the traffic study, but in the mean time, I’m happy to see the Department of Transportation and Parking taking appropriate short term measures to address traffic concerns in this area,” said Mayor Dawn Zimmer. “The improvements will be complete by the end of next week.”

Attached photo: “Don’t block the box” striping in Manhattan

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Water main break 7th - Clinton & Grand


A 12 inch water main broke around 3 am this morning on 7th Street between Clinton Street and Grand Street. United Water repair crews are on the scene making repairs. Water is safe to drink, and there are no disruptions to the water supply.

Cars parked along 7th Street needed to be moved in order for crews to begin repairs. Residents with parking permits were called early in the morning and asked to move their vehicles. Vehicles that were not moved were towed. Residents should visit the Police station for a tow release. There will be no charge to release towed vehicles. Hertz Connect vehicles parked on the street will be temporarily relocated to the adjacent A&P parking lot.

“I want to thank the Hoboken Police, Environmental Services, the Office of Emergency Management, and United Water for their quick response to the situation,” said Mayor Dawn Zimmer.

Until repairs are completed, 7th Street between Clinton Street and Grand Street will remain closed to traffic. For updates, visit the City website at

Urban Hoboken gets out the green thumb on green roofs

The Committee for a Green Hoboken has recently launched two new programs to promote education and awareness of "green building" and sustainability issues in our local community, specifically Green Building Tours and the Sustainability Round Table Discussions.  These events, starting this month will take place on a monthly basis, beginning January 2011.  I would like to invite you to the first event:

  • The QLC and Committee for a Green Hoboken will be hosting the first session of a new program geared towards education and awareness of green building issues.  

    Panelists will include:
    Bart Bakelaar - Owner,  B. Bakelaar Landscaping: Bart will speak on the costs and benefits of landscaping, both ground level and rooftop (aka green roofs), with regards to stormwater management.

    Tom Chartier - Owner of Chartier Redevelopment Group: Tom will speak on his experience with installing garden roofs at three high rise residential buildings in Battery Park City, as well as storm water collection in Hoboken and pervious "grass pavers" in Union City.
    Steve Fahmie - Owner, Solevis: Steve will speak on his experience as a homeowner installing a garden roof with rain barrel and ground level landscaping in Hoboken, as well as his experience as a member of the Hoboken Shade Tree Commission.

Thank you, 
Tom Chartier
Chairman, Committee for a Green Hoboken