Poll: Outdoor seating in Hoboken

6/25/2009:

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Not during a bad economy!

Without getting into specific details at the moment – there’s movement among certain politicos at City Hall – to scale back the hours bars and restaurants are permitted to have outdoor seating.

I hear one option on the table is to cut it back from 11pm to 10pm (with the argument being that the city’s noise ordinance goes into effect at 10pm, quality of life, etc.)

Personally, I believe this shouldn’t even be an issue at this point in time. Hoboken has bigger problems to worry about. Does that hour really make that much of a difference? Why hurt local businesses now, especially when the economy is bad enough as it is?

If anything – I’d recommend that bars and restaurants be allowed to have outdoor seating LONGER while times are tough. We need “stimulus” not “restrictions!”

What are your thoughts?

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53 Comments on "Poll: Outdoor seating in Hoboken"

truth1
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truth1

Don’t hurt businesses…in doing so you hurt the taxpayer,all employees, and the majority of residents of Hoboken….yes, the majority!

curious
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curious

I used to live on 14th St, and I couldn’t leave my windows open ever because motorcycles would be at the stop lights revving their engines, busses would idle outside my window, and just generally there was a lot of noise from the street. But guess what? I knew what the noise level was like before I bought, and had to suck it up and keep the windows closed year round.
Such is life. Suck it up whiners. Having a relaxing beer/meal outside while people watching is one of the great things about living in this town. This is a non issue.

drdrool
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drdrool

McSwigging closes the big sliding doors at 7pm. If that is not early enough then you are too old. They also put up doors inside to insulate the walls they share with neighbors from music. They should have to do no more.

Hoboken has always been a loud town with a lot of bars and young kids full of noise. Now that all these residents that were making the noise 10 years are grown up and complain about what they used to be a part of. DUMB.

hobokendave
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hobokendave

I worked at a noisy bar/restaurant in the West Village for years. Due to neighbors complaints and existing laws on noise levels, the establishment was required to keep noise levels below 88 decibels. The manager used to stand in the sidewalk outside the place to monitor levels to avoid getting a ticket. Sound meters are cheap, there is no reason this can’t be the practice in Hoboken.

ktbc
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ktbc

Hey Stella – why don’t you move to the shore? And then complain about the sound of the ocean.

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