You have reached an archive page. has ended support for FTP based blogs and New York's Sixth is migrating to WordPress. These pages are only maintained as an archive. For updated content, visit New York's

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Shopping Carts Infest Downtown

Shopping Carts from BJ's wholesale club litter downtown Jersey City

Shopping carts from discount retailer BJ's Wholesale Club have begun littering downtown Jersey City. Its not just bag ladies either; the carts are rumored to have appeared in the hallways of new luxury apartment towers.

So far, neither BJ's nor the city have done much in the way of cracking down on the abandoned carts. One solution the city could implement is simply fining BJ's Wholesale Club for every cart found around the city. The retailer would probably quickly figure out a way to keep their carts on their lot.

A BJ's cart is tucked beside a motorcycle on Wayne Street

Outside of Grove Pointe, a cart lurks filled with plastic bags

Columbus Drive

Columbus Drive and Marin Blvd

Another BJ's Shopping Cart Downtown
Found another one in the Italian Village, First Street.


Newark Avenue Parking Lot

Second Street. This is the nearest to BJ's of any of the carts, at just two blocks away. Also, someone was brown-bagging it and left their bottle in the cart.

Labels: ,


Anonymous Anonymous said...

What??? Are you really saying that BJ's which provides valuable service to the people living in the area should be punished, because some inconsiderate idiots are stealing their carts? I think the people that are taking these carts are the ones that should be stiffly fined and made to work at the BJ's lot for a couple of days.

1:02 PM  
Blogger Ian said...

Yes, that's exactly what I'm saying. The rest of the big box stores with shopping carts manage to do a much better job of controlling their carts with electronic locks. BJ's could do the same.

1:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

there are a few bjs carts in the dixon mills parking lot on columbus/brunswick next to where they are renovating the gym (due west of the smokestacks)..the workers use them to cart tools and supplies around.

4:10 PM  
Blogger PDC Ryan said...

Even the A&P in Hoboken can put electronic brakes on the carts - which probably pay for themselves for the store owners.

Big Box doesn't belong downtown anyway - the least they can do is confine the carts to the parking lot.

9:34 PM  
Blogger ScottC said...

What I think is funny is that Shoprite AND Linens & Things or whatever the home shopping store is both have electronic cart locks. I love going to Shoprite on a saturday and seeing a graveyard of carts stopped at the traffic light with locked wheels.

11:35 AM  

Post a Comment

<< Home

About New York's Sixth

New York's Sixth is a blog for the forgotten, de facto borough across the river featuring original content, commentary, and information relevant to living in Downtown Jersey City / Hoboken.


Advertise on New York's Sixth through Google Adwords


Powered by Blogger

All original content copyright 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 to Ian MacAllen, unless otherwise attributed. For more information, contact | Annex | Archive