Stoop ad blitz

3/28/2008:

As an advertising medium myself, I can relate to sponsor-supported venues, even the Hoboken Reporter. Because the product is free, you tend to accept the paid promotionals as par for the course. How many websites do you pay to subscribe to? Not many, I’m sure (adult sites not included)

However, our property and living quarters are NOT advertising mediums. They’re our homes, sanctuaries and safe-havens.

When ads are forced down your throat from pushy businesses, it gets quite annoying. Here’s a few examples:

Wild Ginger is daring

no-advertisements-in-hoboken.jpgFor one, I almost assaulted a Wild Ginger employee last week. I had actually written an entire “angry and irrational rant” about how this man let himself into my brownstone without ringing a bell, being invited inside, or even delivering a meal! (I deleted because it was very nasty)

I was startled by my dog Oscar who barked feverishly because he KNEW there was an intruder on my floor. I grab him by the collar, and open the front door (weapon in hand) to find this Wild Ginger dude stuffing menus in each one of the (three) doors I have to my unit! In fact, he was milling around some boxes I had in the hallway (clearly not a “pathway” to an apartment) and I said “what the f*** are you doing?” All I get in response is a slow “solly, solly” as he tries to un-embed himself from the pile of crap I had spewed on the floor.

I asked how he got in, or whether he delivered anything. He had no food, and said he just walked in (thanks to my neighbor who left the door open.) But these people should be able to tell the difference between a “public” building with a lobby, or doorman, or “common” area from a private brownstone with none of the above. He was essentially trespassing. I came very close to doing something I would have regretted. Funny thing is, that I am about to review their $9.95 lunch special too. Hopefully, it doesn’t skew my perspective.

Later, I phoned the police who said they essentially couldn’t do anything. I said, what if I knocked the guy unconscious for trespassing? They didn’t understand what I was talking about.

Regardless, I think the residential & vehicle ad blitz has reached a new level recently. I’ve seen more car ads and stoop packages than ever before. I thought the economy was having issues? What gives?

Kohl’s is losing fans in Hoboken

Here’s a picture of a sign I saw on someone’s door along Washington St.

This resident is so annoyed with the Duraflame log sized bags stuffed with rain forest killing packets of crap, that they put a clear sign on the door. I happen to like Kohl’s because of the cheap pleather jacket I now adore. Thing rocks!

But I digress… How many of you have issues with the massive “a-packs” of crap you receive on your doorstep?

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26 Comments on "Stoop ad blitz"

elainetyger
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elainetyger

IIRC from when the city first made them available, it was for the protection of the homeowner from the city rather than from litterers. In other words, the city can ticket the homeowner for trash on the stoop, including letting flyers accumulate there, but if you have the no ads poster, the sanitation inspector doesn’t ticket you for the pile of flyers.

jcasteli
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jcasteli

I completely agree. There isn’t enforcement of many laws in Hoboken, especially traffic/parking laws.

hobokenj
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hobokenj

[quote comment=”76247″]I just ordered a new No Advertisements sticker from the City Website. I encourage everyone to order one. I know it doesn’t work all the time, but it helps reduce some of this waste. All you need to do is send an email to:

noposts@hobokennj.org

Subject: no advertisements sticker request[/quote]

But what is the enforcement???? We have one in my building and we still get menus and Kohls log. What is the course of action if you have the sticker and the menus are left. I mean the only way I see it stopping is if the town started fining places. Town makes money, i dont have a mess in my building, save a tree. Everyone wins but I dont think there is anyone to enforce this.

I knbow in NB you cant leave flyers on windshields. They enforced the law and real fast that practice stopped. It wouldnt take long for the word to spread and menus would stop.

Stpaddygirl
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[quote comment=”76247″]I just ordered a new No Advertisements sticker from the City Website. I encourage everyone to order one. I know it doesn’t work all the time, but it helps reduce some of this waste. All you need to do is send an email to:

noposts@hobokennj.org

Subject: no advertisements sticker request[/quote]
I have one of those on the main door to our building. The flyers are now left on the steps leading to the door 👿

jcasteli
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jcasteli

I just ordered a new No Advertisements sticker from the City Website. I encourage everyone to order one. I know it doesn’t work all the time, but it helps reduce some of this waste. All you need to do is send an email to:

noposts@hobokennj.org

Subject: no advertisements sticker request

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