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*** REPORTER NOTE ***ACCESS PERMISSIONS FOR HOBOKEN TERMINAL

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 3, 2016


NEWARK, NJ — Public access to Hoboken Terminal for both customers and the news media remains restricted at this time due to safety concerns.

 

This restriction also includes a bar for all media outlets from filming or conducting interviews on the walkway to the Ferry Terminal, PATH, and Light Rail Station known as “Brick Alley” which can cause a safety hazard by restricting the movements of those using the pathway.

 

This is a narrow passageway intended for customer use and remains the only public egress point to access these facilities. As such there cannot be bottlenecks caused by interviews and filming for any reason. In addition, this is an active construction zone and pausing to film inside the open view to the station is a safety issue and an ongoing distraction to those performing dangerous work.

 

*** Reporters can access customers near the base of the Sloan Statue directly behind the Hoboken Land Building at the east side of Newark Street. Hand held cameras only – NO TRIPODS because of the limited space.***

 

Access to the Terminal and its environs will be granted to the media at such time as it is safe to do so. Failure to follow these restrictions will result in the immediate removal of the offending news personnel from the property.

 

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