Hoboken 1st Ward Councilman Mike DeFusco is pushing for a $500,000 county grant to rehab the Mile Square City’s historic Court Street.
— Michael DeFusco (@mike_defusco) December 2, 2016
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
“The City of Hoboken is requesting $500,000 in funding from the Hudson County Open Space Trust Fund to restore historic cobblestone pavement on Court Street. We need your support to show the County that one of our most historic streets, could desperately use the funding,” DeFusco wrote on his change.org page last week.
“Court Street is an historic cobblestone alley way located between Hudson Street and Washington Street from Newark Street to 7th Street in Hoboken. It was historically used as an access road for resident’s mews or stables. Today, it has a similar yet more modern function, providing resident access to homes and garages.”
The councilman further states that the cobblestone is still there and is overdue for repairs, saying the county project would “restore this unique historic asset” which would go a long way towards “the preservation of Hoboken’s culture and history.”
In the above video DeFusco tweeted last week, he goes into more detail as to why this is an essential project for Hoboken and Hudson County.
A representative from the county could not be immediately reached for comment.