Each of these questions has been Tweeted to Hoboken's online community, which includes many in City Hall (I'm flattered to count the Honorable Mayor Zimmer and City Council members among my "followers").
Please feel free to answer them in the comment thread below. If you want to answer via Twitter, I ask that you use the #5Q4H hashtag, so everyone can follow the discussion... and, hopefully, learn the answers.
I'm especially keen to hear from elected officials and others on the city's payroll.
1. Hoboken's Bridge to Nowhere
Why have we had to wait so long for the Pier C Park to open? It was built to near completion months ago. Now, work seems to have stopped and it tempts pedestrians from behind chain-link fencing.
Why weren't funds also allocated to repair the walkway collapse just North of the new waterfront promenade that skirts the Stevens physical plant? It's an eyesore going on several years now and it seems a planning bungle to build something new while ignoring the washout just adjacent to it.
Why can't we make public restrooms a requirement of developer-built parks? These developers have the resources to cover their construction and general upkeep. So why don't they?
What's the current redevelopment plan, if any, for the old Hoboken Ferry Terminal? Surely this aging beauty deserves a better fate than a parking lot for city vehicles.
Who will be the first Hoboken official or politician to answer any of these questions for Hoboken? Speaking for myself and others, we'd love to learn more about the fate of our fine city.
Again, you don't need to be a politician or city official to answer. Please feel free to fill me in. Or just add some questions of your own. I'll put them in the next installment of 5 Questions 4 Hoboken.