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Residents Question Safety Of Hoboken Waterfront

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Hoboken Sinkhole (credit: CBS 2)

Hoboken Sinkhole (credit: CBS 2)

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HOBOKEN, N.J. (CBS 2) – Weeks after a road collapse at the Hoboken waterfront, another area just blocks away was cordoned off Tuesday morning – a scene that has people wondering about the safety of the entire waterfront.

Fences went up a month-ago after the collapse left a sink hole on Sinatra Drive. The road was closed between 13th and 14th Streets.

A new fence has gone up along the waterfront next to the Hudson Tea building.

People who live there were a bit uneasy. “We face the water right here you look down and you wonder is this next to go,” said resident Chris Borgman.

“When you see a new fence go up, a police line, it is a little worrisome,” another resident said.

A city spokesperson told CBS 2HD that Mayor Dawn Zimmer ordered the new fence in the interest of public safety. CBS 2HD tried to speak with the mayor, but was told she’d be available later this week.

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