Environmental Services News

Crews Working to Fill Potholes


Due to the extreme winter weather, the freeze/thaw cycle, and frequent plowing, there are a large number of potholes along roadways. Hoboken crews have filled 752 potholes so far this year, including 284 potholes in the past week alone.

Due to the cold weather, potholes are filled with cold patch, which may become dislodged and require further repairs. More permanent repairs using hot asphalt require warmer weather in the spring in order for proper bonding to occur and will take place at that time.

Residents are asked to report any potholes via Reports of potholes on County roads will be forwarded to Hudson County for repair.

Street Cleaning Suspended on Monday; Resumes Tuesday

Due to the forecast for snow, street cleaning enforcement will be suspended on Monday, March 3rd and is scheduled to resume on Tuesday, March 4th.

Property owners/occupants are reminded that they have six hours after the completion of a storm to remove snow and ice from sidewalks adjacent to their property (to a width of 4 feet or 2/3 width of sidewalk, whichever is greater), along with adjoining wheelchair ramps, curb cuts, and gutters (2 feet into the street). The City will continue to enforce these regulations and issue fines for failure to comply. Residents are urged to assist elderly or disabled neighbors with clearing snow from their properties and are asked to “adopt” a fire hydrant on their street and keep it clean and clear of snow. It is illegal to shovel snow back onto streets or onto fire hydrants. The City is responsible for clearing sidewalks around City-owned properties.

Information on Winter Storm Warning, Discounted Parking, Emergency Snow Routes & Street Repairs


Snow removal operations underway

A winter storm warning is in effect for our area from midnight tonight until Friday at 6:00am. The current forecast predicts snow and sleet accumulations of 6 to 10 inches.

Discounted Garage Parking
The City is providing reduced rate parking in municipal Garage B (located on 2nd Street between Hudson and River Streets) and Garage D (215 Hudson Street) beginning Wednesday, February 12th at 8:00pm through Friday, February 14th at 8:00pm for $5 per day for residents with a valid Resident parking permit or Temporary parking permit placard. In addition, Hoboken residents with disabilities who possess either a handicapped license plate or hang tag for their permitted vehicle may also park in the Midtown garage (371 4th Street) for the same reduced rate. Garage space is available on a first-come, first-served basis and regular rates will apply at other times. Residents who wish to extend their stay in the garage and who have a parking permit decal or Temporary parking permit placard are reminded that overnight parking (8pm to 8am) is available at a rate of $5.00. This rate is available in Garages B, D and Midtown every day of the year.

Hoboken Opens New Section of Hudson River Waterfront Walkway

Waterfront Walkway Opening

Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer was joined this afternoon by Stevens Institute of Technology President Nariman Farvardin, Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise, Freeholder Anthony L. Romano, and members of the community to cut the ribbon to open a portion of the Hudson River Waterfront Walkway. The walkway between Sinatra Park and Castle Point Park includes a section completed by the Stevens Institute of Technology and a rebuilt section of walkway around Sinatra Field.

“With the opening of this walkway, Hoboken now has a continuous waterfront multiuse path from the Jersey City border to our skate park at Castle Point for our active community to enjoy,” said Mayor Dawn Zimmer. “Thanks to decades of work by committed activists, our waterfront is already the envy of the state. I look forward during the next few months to working with the community to redesign central Sinatra Drive into a safe and attractive destination for everyone to enjoy.”

Public Invited to 2nd Community Meeting For Southwest Park

All members of the Hoboken community are invited to the second public meeting to provide input on the planning of the first phase of a Southwest Park. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 28 at 7:00pm at the Multi Service Center, 124 Grant Street.

Four design concepts, developed based on input from the first community meeting and an online survey, will be presented for feedback from the community. The meeting will include a presentation regarding stormwater management.

Based on community input, a third public meeting will be held at a later date to present an updated design concept.

Sewer Replacement Project to Begin on Jackson Street on February 10


The North Hudson Sewerage Authority will begin work on February 10, 2014 to replace three blocks of combined sewer along Jackson Street, from Newark Street to 1st Street. The work is expected to last approximately 8 to 10 weeks.

The existing wooden box sewer, which was constructed in the 1870′s, has deteriorated and partially collapsed, creating blockages in the combined sewer system, which adversely affects drainage in the area. The result of the project will be improved drainage which will help to alleviate local flooding. With the exception of this section of sewer, almost all of the sewer system in Southwest Hoboken has been rehabilitated during the last decade.

Construction will take place in three phases as noted below, with each phase taking approximately 2 to 3 weeks to complete. For each phase, parking will be prohibited 24/7 on both sides along the corresponding block. Police will be on site at all times during construction to provide traffic control. The North Hudson Sewerage Authority will coordinate with the local businesses and residents to allow driveway access. 

Residents and Businesses Reminded to Prepare for Winter Weather

emergencysnowrouteUPATE: Street sweeping is suspended and alternate side parking rules will not be enforced on Tuesday, December 10.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for snow from 6am to 6pm on Tuesday, December 10. Snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches are forecast.

With the City of Hoboken expected to receive the first measurable snowfall of the season, residents and businesses are reminded to prepare for winter weather and be aware of related regulations and procedures.

Individuals are encouraged to monitor news reports and weather forecasts and to sign up to receive free email or text updates from the City by visiting

Hoboken Installs High Tech Solar Trash and Recycling Compactors


The City of Hoboken is installing 40 BigBelly Solar compacting trash and recycling bins along the South Waterfront from Pier A to Pier C as a first phase of broader rollout along high-traffic areas. BigBelly bins have five times the capacity of regular trash cans, are more sanitary, require fewer pickups, and are equipped with wireless technology to automatically notify staff when they need to be emptied.

“This is an important part of making Hoboken cleaner and greener,” said Mayor Dawn Zimmer. “We are dramatically expanding public space recycling, keeping our environment cleaner, and further establishing Hoboken as a leader in sustainability. I thank Director Pellegrini and the South Waterfront Board for giving us a chance to pilot this along our waterfront and look forward to expanding the use of this system to our other high traffic areas.”

Additional phases will include bins at Sinatra Park, Washington Street, near Hoboken Terminal, and potentially other parks, commercial districts, and high traffic pedestrian areas. Businesses interested in sponsoring a Big Belly Solar compactor can contact Director Leo Pellegrini at

Public Invited to Community Meetings for Southwest Park & Washington Street

All members of the Hoboken community are invited to public meetings to gather input on the planning of the first phase of a Southwest Park and on the complete streets redesign of Washington Street. Community workshops for the Southwest Park and Washington Street will be held at the Multi Service Center on December 10 and December 16, respectively.

Southwest Park Community Workshop 
When: Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 7pm-9pm
Where: Multi Service Center, 124 Grand Street
Format: Presentation followed by workshop (participants requested to attend entire meeting)
Online survey:

Washington Street Redesign Community Workshop 
When: Monday, December 16, 2013, 6pm-8pm
Where: Multi Service Center, 124 Grand Street
Format: Brief presentation followed by breakout groups and visioning station (participants are encouraged to attend presentation at 6pm but may visit at any time from 6pm-8pm)
Online survey: 

United Water making repairs to water main at 4th & Adams

UPDATE (11:30am): The water main is back in service.

United Water crews are on the scene to make repairs to a broken 8″ water main near 325 Adams Street. The broken main has been shut down, and as a result, the 300 block of Adams Street will be without water service during repairs. Water service is expected to be restored by early afternoon. Adams Street is closed to traffic from 3rd Street to 4th Street. Vehicles in the immediate area of the break were towed to prevent damage to the vehicles; vehicle owners will not be charged for tows.

The City thanks the Police Department, Fire Department, Office of Emergency Management, and Environmental Services for their quick response to the situation.