More Hoboken sign wastage

9/16/2008:

Hoboken activist and (and world record holder) City Council attendee Helen Hirsch had this to say about a sign she noticed last month:

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Roberts prefers signs over helping Hoboken residents

“I think this sign is the “poster child” of the Robert’s administration.

It is located on the east side of Harrison Street, just south of Observer Highway. The outrageously expensive, “artsy” WELCOME TO HOBOKEN sign has been turned into a support for a large, traditional, black on white sign shop product. This happened the first week in August when the senior operation was passing the hat to pay for the summer barbecue.”

Frankly, I’m not against cities having a sign at each major entrance to the city limits – but don’t we already have a giant train trestle with humongous HOBOKEN letters on it already?

Your thoughts?

MORE “WELCOME TO HOBOKEN” SIGNS PEPPERING THE SOUTH END – AFTER THE JUMP…

(“Welcome to Hoboken, continued…)

Here’s more… “OK – We get it! We’re in Hoboken – thanks!”

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11 Comments on "More Hoboken sign wastage"


Margaret
Member
7 years 6 months ago

How about some arrows pointing “this way to the Egret?” and charge a dime (now a dollar) to see the non-existing Egret as they drive through town. It worked for P.T. Barnum……

Naryan
Member
8 years 11 days ago

Beautiful thing is, all these signs are on the exact same stretch of road: Newark St. as it comes into Hoboken. First the huge trestle sign, which if you didn’t notice, you shouldn’t be driving anyway. Then there’s the ‘artsy’ sign, and then the old style ones that have been there for as long as I can remember.

I think we get it. We’re in Hoboken. Next, we’re going to have the paint on the roads like at school zones. And no, the ‘artsy’ signs havn’t been up for a year or two. They’ve been up for at the most, 6 months.

hbknisbonkers
Member
hbknisbonkers
8 years 11 days ago

Our town is like TGI Fridays with all the weird signs

KenOn10
Member
KenOn10
8 years 12 days ago

My favorite welcome-to-hoboken display was the soot-encrusted plastic flower garden on Observer. You gotta love this town.

TrumpT3
Member
TrumpT3
8 years 12 days ago

She says it’s “outrageously expensive” but doesn’t say what it cost or if she even knows the city paid for it (rather than some artist donating it)…I really wish this site sometimes had a policy of asking people to document things so we could more effectively argue for or against. I guess it’s not practical, but where does Hirsch get off saying it’s outrageously expensive without having any idea what it cost? Was it $4,000, or $40? it’s worth asking…

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