20 years ago Hoboken was a sh!thole. Everyone seems to forget that.
True, and so was Jersey City, but there are certain distinctions. Hoboken (and Jersey City) are a lot closer to Manhattan. Also, Hoboken did not have close to the same level of blight and crime that Newark does now. (Newark is consistently ranked as one of the most dangerous cities in the country).
But most importantly, a stadium or an arena has never, to my knowledge, spurred the revitilization that always gets promised. So yes, Hoboken and Jersey City came back, but not because of sporting team, and their plans for revitilization did not focus on the sorts of projects that Newark has chosen.
Weber ultimately works for the Devils. His chances of success largely depend on the competence of businesses and politicians based in Newark. Is that something you would ever bet on? I certainly wouldn't.
EDIT: I guess when I was talking about accessiblity, I was thinking of my own circumstances. I liver in Manhattan now, and when I was in Jersey there was a direct line to Hoboken, so yeah, can't speak for other places. That's probably why McMullen's plan required a massive infrastructure committment to deal with parking, access by car, etc.
Edited by Daniel, 03 April 2014 - 11:52 AM.
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