Van Vorst Park, Jersey City

Open Issues: 15 Closed Issues: 1,438 Acknowledged Issues: 69
Watching issues created after: 2017-07-15

Van Vorst Park and vicinity, Jersey City

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  • 143 Christopher Columbus Dr Jersey City, NJ, 07302, USA - Downtown
    Spoke to the instructor. He said he was legally allowed to do this. No walking space on the sidewalk. Chairs blocking as well
  • 268 Varick Street Jersey City, New Jersey - Downtown

    I live a block away from the construction site in an old (pre-1900s) brownstone. The construction shakes the entire building and I can feel the vibrations last for seconds even after the work stops. I and some of the neighbors are worried that the old brownstones can’t take this level of construction vibrations and movements. The building I live in is “delicate” already without it. I think an evaluation of the effect on the surrounding buildings should be done before work continues.

    Not to mention the noise, which is extremely distracting during the day, not only to me, but I’m sure to the students in the school across the street from the construction site.

  • 247a Barrow St Jersey City, NJ 07302, USA - Downtown
    The sidewalk is all broken up in pieces. I have seen people fall and trip many times. It has been this way for way to long.
  • 288–302 Grove St Jersey City 07302, United States - Downtown
    The sidewalk outside of 292 Grove Street has been an unsafe eyesore since October 2018. It is now February 2019, and nothing has changed. It becomes a muddy mess during the rain and snow. The sidewalk is uneven and unsafe. Not to mention this is at the footstep of my home and it is unsightly. Why has the sidewalk been allowed to stay in this state for at least 4 months now? And what is the large dirt pile for? I’d really appreciate some answers here. Thank you.
  • Construction Archived
    Bright St & Varick St Jersey City, NJ, 07302, USA - Downtown
    I live a block away from the construction site at the corner of Bright and Varick. They started using what I assume is a pile driver this morning and I can feel powerful vibrations through the floor despite being a block away. I can only imagine what the houses that are in closer proximity are experiencing. Is there a way to monitor the vibrations to ensure that no buildings are damaged? When School #3 was being built, our walls sustained deep cracks that took a tremendous amount of time (and money) to repair. We don't want to go through that again.
  • 362-374 Monmouth St Jersey City, NJ, 07302, USA - Downtown
    The intersection at Christopher Colombus and Monmouth is VERY dangerous because at the light on Monmouth there are two car lanes one for going straight and one for right turns only. When the light turns green more often than not cars that are in the right turn only lane try to go straight causing a dangerous and unexpected merging situation. I see near collisions every morning.
  • 151–175 Christopher Columbus Dr Jersey City 07302, United States - Downtown
    Multiple cars parked in the bike lane Columbus and Jersey
  • 38 Wayne St Jersey City, NJ 07302, USA - Downtown
    This portion of sidewalk constantly fills with water, ice and trash. It is been like this for years.
  • Address Unavailable - Downtown
    I almost had three heart attacks watching cars go through the stop signs here at full speed. deathly afraid. I don't know what do do or if there is anything you can, but it is crazy. Recording a video of it and it is unbelievable.
  • Construction Archived
    Varick St & Bright St Jersey City, NJ, 07302, USA - Downtown
    I am a block away from the construction on Bright and Varick Street and feel the vibrations intensely on the 4th floor. I am concerned about the integrity of the buildings in the area as well as the loud disruption to the children in school across the street. The level of noise and the vibrations are not conducive to the environment children need to learn.
  • 257 Montgomery St Jersey City 07302, United States - Downtown

    Van Vorst dog park, used by residents as a critical resource for exercise and socialization for their beloved dogs, similar in utility that a kids’ playground provides to its local community, comprable in vitalness.

    The immediate issues are apparent; the dog fountain in the big dog area is not connected to the any plumbing pipes, and so water leaks from underneath causing a wet and muddied area in the entrance. Likewise, the absence of proper drainage results in severe flooding that leaves giant bacteria-filled puddles around the gazebo and behind the bench for days, sometimes weeks, whenever it rains. This makes the park nearly unusable, unless you bite the bullet and have your dog play in the mud.

    Another, less severe observation is the gazebo area has deep aging, splinters, and chipped paint that isn’t welcoming to sit on. Likewise, there’s giant holes underneath that waste and bacteria seem to pile up in.

    These issues may be seem as cosmetic in nature, but combined amount to a discernibly dismayed environment that belittles the beautiful service the dog park provides to the local community.

    In my photo I do a comparison of the measures other municipalities have taken in their dog parks; measures that amount to an unforgettable experience. First and foremost, synthetic turf. Weather resistant, bacteria resistant, and beautiful, the turf used in Washington prk in Union City and the Newport dog park is a sight to behold, a night versus day difference in experience. Couple that with some obstacle or agility sets and your dog park is now a dog experience, shared between dog and owner, remembered as a stronghold asset to the community.

    If there is any way to consider or lay the groundwork for any of these causes, please let me know. I am also willing to see if there is any corporate/ crowd funding options available locally from coworkers and neighbors. Thank you

  • 42 Wayne St Jersey City 07302, United States - Downtown
    The depression in this sidewalk has existed for years. We have made repeated requests to have this addressed. Not only does water fill it up, but it turns to ice in the cold weather. Please have the landlord address this immediately!