The economy and real estate
Monday morning Hoboken rants.
Real estate signs wake up
Who was out and about in Hoboken yesterday?
It seems as if the real estate signs came out of hibernation big time, and were clogging up the intersections of Washington Street like never before!
Many people had comments about them, but my favorite was (in a sarcastic tone) “Nah, there’s no problem with the economy!”
My questions and observations about the signs:
- I didn’t feel like looking up the city code, but is placing a sidewalk advertisement legal?
- At some intersections there were so many, that it actually caused a “traffic jam.” When you combine tons of people, double strollers, dogs, and balloons, it becomes quite annoying.
- If the signs are indeed legal, can anyone put them there? For any reason? “I love Jesus,” “City Hall Sucks,” or “My feet stink!?”
Are we doomed?
Speaking of the economy, one friend who is continually predicting doom and gloom (such as the Kosovo incident), thinks we’re in a bad recession, and headed towards a full-blown depression. He sent this video from CNN, which talks about inflation, possible bank failure and more:
Is the end near? Are we all screwed, and should just cash out our bank accounts just in case?
Please don’t come here
Lastly, it seems as if many “out-of-towners” and even foreigners were in Hoboken yesterday, possibly even looking at the many open houses that were on display (you know, their money is very strong in the U.S. right now). One such family (I believe they were French, based on their accents) was milling around Maxwell Place, and they brought the whole gang to Hoboken. The kids, grandma, and even their little dog.
Well they are strolling around Elysian Park and decided to try out this marvelous thing called a dog-park. They enter through the top gate (which has no inner-fence) and had ZERO idea of what they were doing. They slowly pile in at the same time, keeping the gate wide open for at least 30 seconds.. SLOW POKES! They honestly looked retarded. Many dogs run to greet their dog, and they had no idea the gate was left open. Unfortunately, one of the dogs in the park escaped and high-tailed it out of there, running towards Hudson Street… The owner had to go on a wild goose chase to finally contain his animal.
The reaction from the dopey family? None! No apology, nothing. They didn’t even acknowledge that a dog had escaped! Clueless, I’m telling ya! I sure hope they don’t move here, because if they do, they better be on the lookout for me.
End of rants. Enjoy your day, everyone!