Glamour Magazine Features Mayor Dawn Zimmer

In a segment called "How to get Sh*t Done," the popular women's magazine quoted Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer.

Ever wonder how Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer "gets sh*t done?"

Wonder no more, she explains it in the most recent issue of Glamour Magazine.

Zimmer tells the magazine that during Hurricane Sandy, she used her appearance on CNN to call in the National Guard.

While the mayor it took them more than a day to arrive in Hoboken.

"So when I had the chance to speak to CNN," Zimmer told Glamour, "I used my appearance to draw attention to that fact."

f February 05, 2013 at 05:01 AM
what exactly about zimmer's appearance "got sh*t" done? the l.l. bean windbreaker? the spf 80 zinc chapstick? oh wait....it was the bangs! duh!
Eric February 05, 2013 at 02:11 PM
Good to know that the National Guard is ready to go in an emergency. (Sarcasm) Do you need more evidence that you need to be prepared to take care of yourself?
puzzledone February 05, 2013 at 04:29 PM
I think you are confusing the meaning if the word appearance, a superficial dig on how she looks, and the fact that she appeared on CNN before a national office and raised hell because the national guard wasn't here yet. Shortly after, the national guard was in town and rescuing your neighbors who had to hang pillow cases out of their window to be located because they had no egress from their building. What were you doing when all this was going on to help your neighbors? Of course, if you want to use your superficial reasoning, Jenny McCarthy is famous for her appearance (looks). She uses her soapbox to speak out against vaccination of children which results in people dying from diseases that are nearly eradicated and easily presentable.
ThisMeansWar February 05, 2013 at 05:38 PM
A new bitter crank to entertain everyone! How nice.
Ojo Rojo February 05, 2013 at 06:51 PM
Well the people who needed the most help do live in housing projects specifically because they are unable to care for themselves without help due to the financial hardships they face. They are the ones who were in the areas that flooded the worst, who had no access to food, who had no place to evacuate to and who the National Guard pulled out of their homes during the flooding and then spent the next week at an evacuation center.
Grafix Avenger February 05, 2013 at 07:32 PM
Glamour's got a circulation of well over 2 million, so congrats to Mayor Zimmer for being recognized in a publication that will reach so many young ladies and hopefully inspire them. I'd also like to congratulate the two Hoboken women (one Zimmer) chosen for the covers of two national magazines this month. Great job, ladies! http://grafixavenger.blogspot.com/2013/02/hobokenstwo-cover-girls.html
Mr.budget February 05, 2013 at 07:51 PM
a plan should of been in place to have them here when they were needed, not 5 days later.
Mr.budget February 05, 2013 at 09:16 PM
Better planning would of had them here earlier, not 5 days after the storm
puzzledone February 05, 2013 at 10:07 PM
Mr. Budget. First of all, how do you plan for the need and arrival of the national guard in a 200 year event. Clearly the Mayors of Hoboken, New Orleans, Florida, and California need more help. Is there anything that should have been done ahead of the Dominican Earthquake that killed so many people? Second, even if you accept your ridiculous assertion, it wasn't our town's responsibility to arrange for the speed of national guard mobilization. That's on the federales, and it's a good thing that we had someone at the helm who was willing to say "get over here now". Third, your facts are messed up. Monday night was the storm, with most of the damage being done at the late high tide. 5 days would be Saturday, at which time the power was coming back online around town. The National Guard was here late Tuesday night, just more than 24 hours after the town flooded.
Ojo Rojo February 05, 2013 at 10:32 PM
Do you even live in Hoboken? I for one will tell you they were here in force well before 5 days after the storm. I will also tell you the flooding was far worse than anyone in town at all expected, lasted a good day and a half longer than it had ever lasted before and nobody anticipated city streets still would still be flooded well into Wednesday. But hey, I live here and I for one was very happy with the response I saw on the ground by the city, the county, the state and the Feds.
bubbles February 05, 2013 at 10:40 PM
Zimmer should have moved Hoboken to another location. Total ball drop. There are millions of National Guardsmen, right? Zimmer didnt need to use TV to get em here. The guardsmen are equipped with supersonic mental capabilities that allow them to survey damaged towns and respond immediately based on need. Zimmer is just frontin- pretending like she had to call them- the guardmen were plannin on bein here a few days late-Ya know they used their mental telapathy thing. Yeah - that's the story. Now why were 85 trains parked in the Hoboken terminal when a hurricane was expected to come? That is where better planning was needed.
Cheese February 05, 2013 at 10:52 PM
The storm hit on the evening of 10/29, National Guard was here in the morning on 10/31. Two days, not five. You might've had a point about pre-planning*, but you ruined it by exaggerating. * (debatable though, as I don't recall anyone saying half the town was going to be underwater for a week before the storm, feel free to provide evidence to prove me wrong though),
Ojo Rojo February 06, 2013 at 01:11 PM
Cheese, two days is 48 hours. Even you agree it was less than that. As for what residents were told about the storm, if you paid attention to your email and were on the city distribution lists or were watching TV, you knew they expected flooding in ground level apartments all over town and an evacuation of those apartments was in effect. They also indicated that they expected every car parked at ground level to be at risk of being flooded out and asked people to move their cars to high ground. The city even ran buses b/w the mall parking garages in JC and got residents a special deal on parking ($40) so residents could evacuate their car there to high ground and get a ride back. I was one of those residents and I thank the mayor from saving my car and saving me from having to pay the full cost of parking at Newport Mall for the 3 days my car was stuck there. There was plenty of poor planning when it came to this storm and from my experience it is the residents who had no flashlights, no candles, no non-perishable food, no ground coffee (that was me, I used a mortar and pestle to grind coffee beans), no cash in their pockets and who didn't move their cars who were guilty of poor planning. The government did what it could to help residents who failed to prepare for the storm. You don't like the response, perhaps the solution is for you yourself to prepare better next time. I for one was very satisfied but I also was ready for a week of no power.
John Keim February 06, 2013 at 03:53 PM
Gets things done? Promised us a 25% tax cut (after the state monitor raised them almost 85%) during her first year - three years later we are down 18%. She plays soccer - the soccer field fell into the Hudson before the northern section of Sinatra Drive did. The county got their piece done - still no soccer field. She has however hired more lawyers than we have ever had (currently 21 law firms....).
pdq February 07, 2013 at 07:31 PM
three years later we are down 18%. SOLD!


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something