It's that time again, folks.
Time to wax nostalgic about what would-a, should-a, could-a been: a free floating pool offered to Hoboken by the Neptune Foundation in 2000 that floated to Brooklyn in 2004, a developer's promise to build a pool and community center in Hoboken in 2007...
|left: URSA-Tarragon's Pool & Community center proposal, right: floating pool first offered to Hoboken, docked in Brooklyn, now the Bronx|
...and what have we got today?
A backyard tin bucket of summer fun! For all ages between 5 -12.
Not to disparage the over-sized tin bucket at the Boys and Girls Club- I had one like it in my backyard in Queens, but does it suffice for a city with a population of 50,000? And GA hears the tin bucket may be endangered should the City allow the Boy's and Girls Club to build the HoLa expansion into the open, green space there now.
GA can't believe the City would pull the backyard bucket away from Hoboken's kids- without providing them with a beautiful public swimming facility like our Hudson County neighbors enjoy.
You don't know what I mean? OK, let's play: match the pool with the Hudson County municipality it serves:
1. North Bergen
2. Union City
3. Jersey City
4. West New York
Here are the answers: (1-E, 2-D, 3-A, 4-B, 5-C, F-6)
Aren't you proud, Hoboken- peeps? NOT.
Can someone tell me why Hoboken has one endangered-species tin bucket for kids age 5-12, and zip for its adults? Can't our fractured governing body get in a swim suit? Heat is something we can all agree on. How about it?
In the meantime, pack up your bags for the drive to Secaucus. Bring your wallet- last year's entry fee was $13/person.