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8 years ago @ Mile Square View - Charitable activist Na... · 0 replies · +19 points

Tears fall my brother. The apple did not fall far from the tree.

You have set a bar so many can only aspire to. Horsey, she must look down and be so proud.

It's been a long day. I would appreciate if you could take it on out Dylan.

Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
Because their words had forked no lightning they
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

And you, my father, there on the sad height,
Curse, bless, me now with your fierce tears, I pray.
Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

10 years ago @ Mile Square View - City Council: Enter 20... · 4 replies · +4 points

So petty that there are those on here that want to stir up manufactured, out of context crap a handful of days after the inaugurations. Mr Mello has done nothing to be bashed about, as a matter of fact he has my respect. There are too many people out there that want to perpetuate the "two Hoboken factions" rhetoric. Reform has has won the majority. The need for vigilance to protect that margin is self evident. To go around painting people as "good" or "evil" is counterproductive to the healing process this town deserves. These are our neighbors and contemporaries. Deal with it, or pretend you don't see these people when you are both in the grocery store or the bank. It's your life. Personally, I don't need the negativity, and I want a re-united Hoboken that doesn't have the inmates running the asylum. I think we have pretty much gotten there, but there is always more to be done. Relax with the bile, and yes, remain vigilant.

10 years ago @ Mile Square View - MSV: now over 3,000,00... · 1 reply · +6 points

As proven, the Horsey can do 3 million hits standing on his head.
Case in point, I was toying dangerously with a 2014 "Happy New Year" piece for the esteemed MSV readership, despite what I believe you might call a lawsuit, which I decline to mention, but as John Lennon observed "Life is what happens when you are making other plans".
Point being, I couldn't pump out one piece on a timely basis, while that big-toothed horsey guy makes it all look effortless.
The Hoboken Horse has under-promised and over-delivered. One doesn't see that much in our culture anymore.
Happy New Year Horsey, and as well to all that love political freedom without strings attached. Unheard of in these parts. Thank you.

And yes, if you really want that piece I will deliver it. Roman and Nancy (helllo, GA, Happy New Year!) take the heat and most everyone else outside the truly concerned lets them take the heat, judges them, reaps the rewards of their efforts, and then many decide the minutiae is the story. That's wrong.
And, in brief, thank you Horsey, you are a gigantic piece of the puzzle in straightening this town out. Peace.

10 years ago @ Mile Square View - Sign of the Times: Sin... · 0 replies · +5 points

What a score, after years of fielding challenges trying to kick off getting this park up and running with guarded optimism, many toe-to-toe struggles with the EPA, running defense against political opponents not wanting to foot the necessary bill, while trying to hold the line with the public who naturally grew offensive from previous mayors booting it on this restoration and selling us up the river. Let us all cheer and come two terms with the City Hall administration team for peer-lessly going the whole nine yards by pursuing this goal, with the net result that we reclaimed our turf, and sporting life on the Jersey waterfront can once again truly be a ball.

10 years ago @ Mile Square View - HOW SWEEP IT IS!! · 0 replies · +7 points

Sorry, but just to be clear, not to be oxymoronic, but Mr Occhipinti has dropped below the bar of being worthy of comment, other than as a joke. The numbers tell us he should drop out of politics. I wonder how long it will take for him and his "angels" to get the hint.

10 years ago @ Mile Square View - HOW SWEEP IT IS!! · 0 replies · +7 points

I love. love, LOVE when you drop the term "inimitable".
Happy day for Reform, as the Old Guard marches further down the road of irrelevance.
Imagine how many Sandy victims could have been helped with the spray of money from Hudson Street, or how many hot dogs could have been served up with the 100K flushed down the toilet from our clueless friends at the Citadel. Oh well.

10 years ago @ Mile Square View - Numbers coming in! · 0 replies · +4 points

...and still dare's no parkin' on the council ! !

10 years ago @ Mile Square View - SOUTHWEST PARK VICTORY... · 0 replies · +2 points

puzzledone, I agree with your remarks and we are good. I was the one veering off topic without explanation or apology after our esteemed Horsey specifically asked posters not to wander off track. My bad.

10 years ago @ Mile Square View - SOUTHWEST PARK VICTORY... · 1 reply · +5 points

Note: The above of course is my thoughts on the new northeast park, which one might be well advised to keep in mind when navigating the equally treacherous path to the current effort for a south west park. As to the ruminations of "puzzledone", while it is disheartening to see an adjacent high rise residential tower to our new north east park, we might be wise to spare the criticism of Weehawken until Hoboken can boast as many playing fields and basketball courts as Weehawken, or Hoboken is able to rival the magnificent waterfront park acreage that Weehawken has installed of late. Why, they even have had a municipal pool for many years, isn't that quite a concept? The beat goes on, and the current administration and Reform council is on the right track, but we in Hoboken collectively have many miles to go before we sleep, and thanks to a previous history of many years of greed and associated irresponsible public land policy, quite a glass house to defend.

10 years ago @ Mile Square View - SOUTHWEST PARK VICTORY... · 3 replies · +19 points

I just wanted to say that many thanks are in order for the realization of this park opening. To my experience, there were originally slated to be a pair of high rise towers on this plot of land. Back then, in the late 80's or early 90's as I recall, a grassroots group of local activists stood up and said "no thanks, developers", the group with a vision of looking to have this land as public space, a proper greeting to those entering Hoboken from the north. If memory serves, this group had to wade through any number of council meetings to comment and vote on this topic, since on a regular basis said meetings were delayed at the last minute/ re-scheduled, in what I personally interpreted to be a deliberate effort to have such a group disband through frustration. That is my opinion.
A sub-set of this group of activists then took the step of suing to have this land dedicated to public use. The struggle was long, tedious and at great cost, ultimately ending in success against the odds.
This effort has more currently been championed by the tenacity of the Zimmer administration, and by a group which has more or less become what we currently know by the banner "Reform". The road has been long, hazardous and wearying. The names of those who began this effort have in large measure been lost to the ages, but I for one want to step back and thank them all, and all the more current activists, wherever all of you may be.
In particular, I would care to single out Mr Juan Melli, who has seen to it during his tenure that the proper information has been made available in the proper amounts at the proper time, and who has patiently and courteously weathered a fair amount of needling by myself as to if and when this park was going to happen. All of this was done by me in the spirit of progress and I hope in retrospect there are no hard feelings from my frustration with the meandering process.
I will leave the so-called "Old Guard" to wrestle with their consciences in the hope that they one day see the light.
Indeed, the process can be overwhelming, but I must say that ribbon cutting the other day was the culmination of a dream for Hoboken which many believed in for many years, even long before it really made any sense to reach so high and so far. I am so proud of all of you, thank you, and will close with the thought "yes, dreams do come true".
As you were, amigos.