Why sidewalk music in the winter?

1/16/2009:

On Hoboken411 reader was wondering why some Hoboken businesses feel the need to pump music on the street all year round.

Does this person have a legitimate gripe? Are you bugged by it? Or is this blown out of proportion? (at least I had fun making the image.. haha!)

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Are some people bothered by the noise?

“I was wondering is there any city ordinance on music played outdoors by restaurants?

I live relatively close to Juniors Papaya and they have started in the last month or two to play music relatively loud outside of their establishment, I have noticed the music playing outside on the weekend as early as 9am and as late as 10pm. Luckily I don’t live directly over it nor does my bedroom window face Washington St. but I can’t imagine how others around the grill can tolerate this?

Increasing the weirdness is why the music is playing outside the grill in the winter? I can understand it better in the summer when they are set-up for outdoor seating but it seems to me that doing this in the winter is just rather rude and a public nuisance to all of the tenants around it. When sitting in my living room I can hear the music loud enough to sign along if I don’t have my TV on and again I am NOT living directly next to or above the grill!

I know Johnny Rockets plays music outdoors sometimes too, so is there some ordinance surrounding the outdoors music playing or are they just allowed to do as they please regardless how it may disturb the people that live there?

Thank you!
lilbruiser4

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34 Comments on "Why sidewalk music in the winter?"

homeworld
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since you’re too lazy to read:

The maximum permissible sound levels are listed in Hoboken Ordinance ยง 133-5 and Article VII, Section 7.1, Maximum Permissible Sound Levels by Receiving Land Use, Table 1 of the Noise Control Code for all Municipalities in Hudson County.

You can download them here: http://www.hudsonregional.org/pdf/noisecode.pdf

homeworld
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[quote comment=”128735″] I was asking Hoboken411 for information on what if/any city ordinance there was for music played publicly outdoors (and even told him separately this was my intention). Even more interesting is that no one has been able to answer the question.
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You are an idiot then, because I answered your question. I told you WHAT the permissible sound levels were, and told you what thread to go look in where I listed all of the contact information and quoted the specific ordinance. So if you can’t be bothered to read, and then come on here complaining that nobody wants to help you, go ef yourself.

UrbanRose
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UrbanRose

OHHHH what a feelin”’ when we’re dancing on the ceiling…Just had to. I’ll keep my day job.

King of Rock
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King of Rock
[quote comment=”128735″]This has been really interesting to read all of the comments. I love how I am compared to a “frightened pre-teen” dealing with a “ghastly situation” seriously.?.? maybe you should read my letter again because basically I was asking Hoboken411 for information on what if/any city ordinance there was for music played publicly outdoors (and even told him separately this was my intention). Even more interesting is that no one has been able to answer the question. I used to live right next door to Bahamas Mamas, trust me I know loud, Thursday night karaoke, quite a treat not only loud music but very off key singing ๐Ÿ˜‰ but I understand the noise late night at Bahamas Mamas (to 2am) is how they make their business work and dealt with it fine. I just don’t get what really is the benefit for playing outdoors music in the dead of winter at an establishment such as Papayas, other than it just being an unnecessary disturbance to those around. Also doesn’t seem like the city has much, if any noise ordinances and so was curious about any… the Hoboken “official” website certainly gives little to no information. If the people who live above/next to Papayas or Rockets are fine with the outdoor music, then good, great, grand. But I’m not sure any residence could get away with playing outdoors music every day without receiving their fare share of citations and complaints from neighbors![/quote] You live on the commercial strip, Washington has… Read more »
lilbruiser4
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lilbruiser4

oops just noticed homeworld you answered that ordinance question… thanks!

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