Saturday, November 24, 2007

oh baby she's a grand ol' dame


So many of us make such a big deal about the Upper Grand redevelopment, and all the great work they are doing to transform unused, abandoned, and generally not so attractive or safe land into successful new living spaces. And although our new community is growing, and has along way to go, I thought it would be a nice idea to show you all some of the beauty that can be found in the older sections of Grand Street, just north of Columbus Park. They don't build 'em like they used to, huh? Pretty amazing like the residential courtyard above, and the old light posts below:


To even older apartment buildings:




Where the garage doors...


Match the Fall foliage perfectly...


Old school factory buildings, like the metal manufacturer, have been kept up and preserved:




To old growth trees that provide so much beauty. Our generation will probably not live to see the young trees planted on all our new streets ever get this big, but our children probably will:


And the last gasp of our old Hoboken - the original cobble stone streets. I wish that developers would incorporate cobble stones into their new construction - from sidewalks or edging the landscaping, it would be nice to connect with the past in a way that is modern. If you look closely around town under all those potholes and craters, you can sometimes see the old cobble stones peaking through...


Enjoy the rest of the long weekend everyone...

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