GA was out all day on the hottest day in memory, only to have Channel 61 (Traffic and Weather) tell me this evening it was 106 degrees in Hoboken...
How are you-all holding up?
Please check in on a sick or elderly neighbor if you've got one.
Well, I'm paralyzed. My people are from Poland and Russia- cold places. We're not designed for global warming. Or 106 degree days. On a day like today, we all should be down by Hoboken's community pool. You know, this one:
Oops, sorry! That's Union City's municipal swimming pool, on Palisade and Ninth Streets. Ain't it a beaut? It's almost as nice as the one Hoboken provides for us.
And here it is, where we ALL should be cooling off on a day like today, in our municipal swimming pool- the one your hard-earned tax dollars pay for:
Ooops, I did it again! That's North Bergen's municipal swimming pool - my mistake!
Did you know the North Bergen complex is a-state-of-the-art facility that features an Olympic size pool, a children’s pool, and a “spray” park. In addition, it offers a picnic area, refreshments and food vendors, and basketball and volleyball courts? Did you know that?
That's almost as great as the public swimming complex we have here in Hoboken. This one:
Aw, Jeez... I screwed up again! This is West New York's municipal swimming pool. It must be nice to swim with a view of the Manhattan skyline. Too bad Hoboken isn't located on a big river like the Hudson with a NYC view. Shucks.
Now let me show you where we all could be cooling ourselves off poolside in Hoboken:
Oh no, ANOTHER mistake! That's the Secaucus municipal pool- they've got 3 swimming pools plus a water feature for kids in their complex.
It's not half as nice as the one Hoboken's got. This is it:
Oh, brother. ANOTHER mistake. That's Jersey City's municipal pool, Pershing Field. Well, it's an indoor pool, but then it's open all year round.
Alright, I'll try ONE more time.
THIS is Hoboken's gift to it's hardworking taxpayers, the luxurious facility our City has provided for it's residents on such scorching hot summer days like today, THIS is OUR municipal swimming pool...
Wow, I finally got it right!
And aren't you sorry I did?
By the way, it was CLOSED today, the hottest day in decades. The gal who answered the phone at the Boys and Girl's Club (B&G) told me they were using it for a "program". Well, at least the B&G kids got to cool off.
You did know that Hoboken's 'public' pool actually belongs to the B&G, a 501(c)3. They let us use it- sometimes.
If it's any consolation, even if it were open you'd have to be between the ages of 5 and 12 to use it.
Further, I'm told the B&G's rule is "12 at a time" in the pool. Not bad for a city of 50,000 residents, huh? Pretty impressive! Let's see... 50,000 divided by 12...
Well, look. We get what our City thinks we deserve.
I guess that's a water-filled tin bucket for hours of backyard fun.