New Jersey National Guard Soldiers assist displaced residents at the town of Hoboken Oct. 31, 2012. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Joseph Davis/Released)

 

Hoboken residents packed the Hoboken Historical Museum this week to voice their opposition to the building of seawalls in and around their neighborhoods.

The 5 plans proposed by State all include seawalls, to protect low-lying Hoboken from flooding in the event of another Sandy-strength storm surge.

 

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Image via NJ DEP

 

NBC 4 New York: Residents in Hoboken are lashing out against the state’s proposals to build a seawall that could obstruct the prized waterfront view of Manhattan. 

Mayor Dawn Zimmer tried responding to concerns from the heated crowd, but the prevailing thought was clear. No one wanted to face the unpleasant aesthetic of having a protective wall in their city. [See the plans here.]

The 3rd public session is scheduled for tomorrow, December 17th, from 6:30 – 8:30 pm at the Hoboken Housing Authority Senior Building, 221 Jackson St., Hoboken.

Read more from NBC 4 New York here…

 

posted by Mai Armstrong for the Working Harbor Committee

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