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Slideshow: NJ Transit's Hoboken Terminal, Six Months After Sandy

Monday, April 29, 2013 - 01:37 PM

hoboken, NJ transit The historic Hoboken waiting area, as seen from the balcony area (photo taken by a NJ Transit police officer because the stairs were off-limits to the public) (Kate Hinds)

The 106-year-old Hoboken Terminal -- a nationally significant transit hub connecting tens of thousands of people a day to rail, bus, PATH trains and ferry service to Manhattan -- was immersed in five feet of Hudson River water during Sandy. The flood destroyed its heating system, buckled its floors, and knocked out power, but it was pressed back into service again in mid-November...only to be shuttered again in December when mold was discovered.

The waiting room reopened at the end of January. While much of it is still a construction zone, its Tiffany-manufactured stained glass is intact.

For more on the history of the Hoboken Terminal -- and to find out what films it has been featured in (you probably guessed On the Waterfront -- but did you know Three Days of the Condor? Funny Girl? Muppets Take Manhattan?) -- read this NJ Transit article here. To see its entry in the National Registry of Historic Places, go here.

And check out a slideshow of the terminal below.


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The interior of the historic NJ Transit Hoboken terminal waiting room, post-Sandy
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Kate Hinds
The waiting room on April 29, 2013
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Kate Hinds
As seen from the balcony
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Kate Hinds
Another view
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Kate Hinds
Former customer service windows
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Kate Hinds
A trailer -- located in the track area -- now houses the ticket windows
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Kate Hinds
The stained glass panel on the ceiling of the waiting room
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Kate Hinds
Bathrooms for customers, located outside the building
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Kate Hinds
In the track area, NJ Transit constantly loops a slideshow of Sandy damage
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Kate Hinds
The customer service/station master trailer
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Where NJ Transit (and some Metro North) trains board
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The waiting room
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A now-outdated sign warning customers of PATH's Hoboken closure is inside the waiting room
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Walk the straight and narrow when it comes to Sandy rebuilding
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Work continues on the outside of the building

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Comments [3]

Andrew

This is an absolute disgrace that even six months after the storm the waiting room is still a construction zone, mostly everything that people would use is boarded up or unavailable, bathrooms are in trailers outside, and station signage is outdated. NJ Transit's ineptitude and sob story continue without fail since the storm hit last fall.

May. 01 2013 11:19 AM
Hazel from Hoboken!

More movies: Age of Innocence, Julia and Julie.

Apr. 30 2013 04:04 PM
kevin from ULS

beware "bribes or kickbacks"... only in jersey...

Apr. 30 2013 03:40 PM

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