New Rant Corner!

12/13/2009:

Had some technical issues, and now the Rant Corner should be back online. Sorry for the inconvenience!

Rant Corner – bitch away!

New Hoboken Rant Corner 2010Here’s a place you could you could talk about anything. Bicycles, obesity, laziness, or whatever doesn’t already have a topic for it.

From time to time, some comments from other posts will be moved here as well, especially when they go so far off topic and it sort of becomes a new topic (like the Caddy on the sidewalk turning into bicycles and scooters.)

All the commenters who dislike one another, try to keep your fights here. It’d be much easier for the crowd to follow along if they’re in one easy-to-swallow pill. Of course, there’s the alternative, which is getting along and meeting out for a drink. But how ridiculous is that?

Enjoy, and don’t forget to vote next week!

H411.

7,647 Responses

  1. mooshu says:

    “Bunny-Con”?

    No, that event doesn’t sound sissy at all. Nope.

  2. angry_condo_owner says:

    I’m fed up with my condo’s real estate management company (RELB). Does anyone have any positive reviews of any of the other management companies in Hoboken?

  3. hobokenj says:

    We switched to this company several years ago. Our building has never been in better shape. Peter is always availaible and goes above and beyond.

    TheProgressive Companies
    1055 Parsippany Blvd. Suite 408
    Parsippany, New Jersey 07054
    theprogressivecompanies.com

    JohnsonPeterR@aol.com
    phone 973-299-4444 ext. 208

  4. spiffy says:

    Is it me or are the roads in Hoboken deteriorating at an all time rapid rate? Driving around looking for parking tonight I got a raging headache from the pounding my skull received. This shithole town sucks! It should be a top priority to smooth the roads out! What the hell are they doing at city hall these days???????

  5. GingerMan says:

    Does anyone else find the drunks who play the bean bag toss game in the Independence courtyard area at the Shipyard really annoying?

  6. resident604 says:

    To the Woman who rides around on her bike writing people’s license plates down:

    So I am was leaving town for the weekend with a buddy and before we leave town I realized I forgot a pair of shoes I wanted. I parked on grand next to the cleaners where the fire hydrant is. (I left the keys in the car with my buddy in case he needed to move the car.) I come out with my shoes and there is this woman (who sort of looks like a crazy cat woman) writing down my license plate. I ask her “can I help you”, she quickly turns around and runs into the cleaners acting like she was scared for her life. I pull away from the cleaners and she quickly hops out of the cleaners to grab the last of my license plate.

    I than realized this is probably the person who rides around taking pictures of all illegally parked cars and posts them on Hoboken411. In seeing this we can only assume that all of the pictures that she takes are from a point where it bests suits her to write her blog. HEY LADY, I know you are probably retired or something but GET ANOTHER HOBBY besides pissing people off, next time I will take a picture of you and your bike riding on the sidewalk. (because you know you are supposed to ride on the street.)

    Sincerely,
    Resident604

    • hoboken411 says:

      @604 – We have no idea who this cat lady is, nor does anyone here “ride around” as you suggested. She’s probably affiliated with the Zimmer nuts over at city hall.

      • resident604 says:

        Thanks. [quote comment=”216387″]@604 – We have no idea who this cat lady is, nor does anyone here “ride around” as you suggested. She’s probably affiliated with the Zimmer nuts over at city hall.[/quote]

  7. Craig-D says:

    As a fellow dog owner I have to disagree with Mooshu. Curbing your dog is not only a good idea – it’s the law. You very much can train your dog to only poop on the street and not the sidewalk. I did, and that’s the only place he goes. When he needs to do the deed during a walk, he leads me to the street in between cars.

    You accomplish this task during housebreaking, and anyone can do it. If you can successfully teach your dog to not poop in your house, you have the skills to teach it to not poop in the middle of a sidewalk as well. When you teach the dog to only relieve itself outside, you simply take the time to also train the dog where outside it should go.

    Mooshu and fellow owners like him or her with the “don’t tell my dog what to do – it does its best” attitude is why our sidewalks are a mess. As humans, telling a dog what to do is exactly what we are supposed to be doing. And if your dog is pooping in the middle of well-traveled sidewalks – it’s not doing its best. If you can’t take the time to train your dog properly for urban living, then pay a pro to do it.

    • mooshu says:

      Dear Success Story Craig,

      Why don’t you go and train drivers to drive like they’re supposed to, and maybe all of us dog owners wouldn’t have such a problem having our dogs go on the streets.

      My dog goes as close to the curb as possible, in a little patch of dirt, by a tree, etc. My dog will continue to do just that because my dog, unlike your perfect dog, is not a success story or whatever. But we clean up after ourselves.

      We never leave a mess.

      If you don’t like it, move. (It’s the equivalent of saying ‘then pay a pro to do it’.)

      Idiot.

      Thanks,
      mooshu

      [quote comment=”216423″]As a fellow dog owner I have to disagree with Mooshu. Curbing your dog is not only a good idea – it’s the law. You very much can train your dog to only poop on the street and not the sidewalk. I did, and that’s the only place he goes. When he needs to do the deed during a walk, he leads me to the street in between cars.You accomplish this task during housebreaking, and anyone can do it. If you can successfully teach your dog to not poop in your house, you have the skills to teach it to not poop in the middle of a sidewalk as well. When you teach the dog to only relieve itself outside, you simply take the time to also train the dog where outside it should go.Mooshu and fellow owners like him or her with the “don’t tell my dog what to do – it does its best” attitude is why our sidewalks are a mess. As humans, telling a dog what to do is exactly what we are supposed to be doing. And if your dog is pooping in the middle of well-traveled sidewalks – it’s not doing its best. If you can’t take the time to train your dog properly for urban living, then pay a pro to do it.[/quote]

  8. LimaEchoEcho says:

    2012 presidential debates,.. Is this not a big deal? There are SO many young people in Hoboken,.. and TONS of bars with TONS of TV’s,.. I’m shocked that these places don’t advertise to watch the debate. I understand there are 2 important ball games scheduled this evening as well but seriously,.. how about designating “the upstairs lounge area” or “the back room” (for those businesses that can allot the space) to running the 2012 presidential debates. WAKE UP HOBOKEN! Bravo to marty o’s and hoboken bar and grill for promoting such events but again,. i’m basically appalled at the lack of interest from local venues to promoting these events. For those who give a shit, here are a few venues in the surrounding area that are PROUDLY hosting this event and putting baseball on the back burner for a change.

    Here are some of the watch parties in the area for tonight’s debate. While the debate begins at 9:00 p.m., the festivities start much earlier.

    Mayor Healy’s Watch Party: 8:30 p.m., Brightside Tavern, 141 Bright St., Jersey City

    Fulop’s Jersey City Westside Watch Party: 8:30 p.m., the Park Tavern, 575 West Side Ave., Jersey City

    Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer’s Watch Party: 8 p.m., Marty O’Brien’s, 94 Bloomfield St., Hoboken

    Jersey City Education Association GOTV: 6:30 p.m., JCEA Headquarters, 1600 Kennedy Blvd., Jersey City

    Drinking Liberally Watch Party: 7 p.m., Hoboken Bar & Grill, 230 Washington St., Hoboken

    Bayonne for Obama Watch Party: 8 p.m., 23 Maritime Way, Bayonne

    Obama Watch Party: 8 p.m., Nostalgia Cafe, 409 Martin Luther King Drive, Jersey City

    St. Peter’s University Watch Party: 8:30 p.m., MacIntyre Lounge, Kennedy Boulevard and Montgomery Street

    Hudson County Republican Club Watch party: 8:30 p.m., Golden Cicada Tavern, 195 Grand St., Jersey City.

  9. Riggleman says:

    The Hoboken street cleaner just went down 2nd. Can anybody tell me why they street sweep when they know it’s going to be such a shitty day out? What really is the point except for the degenerate driving is on the clock, and Dawn’s trying to haggle a few extra parking tickets???? Way to make it clean before the rain, and snow hit Dawn….you big ZERO!!

  10. shootyz23 says:

    Why are there very few dining establishments with changing tables for infants?

    They do not take up space, cannot cost all too much and are really a health issue……

    Adults have urinals and stalls, infants go in their diaper and must be changed, it is nature…….why are they not afforded a place to be hygienic?

    I know for sure people do not want the changing of a diaper done around them (at least I dont!)….why the need to scurry to a back corner and out of the way? The hipocracy is that many of these places host Mommies luncheons, etc and profit off these families!!!

    Let the anti baby talk begin!!!

    PS- How many times is the word “entitlement” going to appear in the responses?

    • HansBrix says:

      Maybe it’s a feature rather than a bug.

      Last year, Chuck E Cheese adopted a “rock star” mascot in order to drop the hint that those who would prefer an urban hip hop mascot might not fit in. Was this in response to a growing plague of Springeresque adult brawls as documented on You Tube? You decide.

      Like it or not, babies tend to destroy the ambiance of nicer places (though not as much as a brawl). If the place has worked hard to create a certain atmosphere, it may not *want* such seemingly tame things as 1) a softball team after a game, 2) people clad in bathing suits and t-shirts, 3) goofy teens, 4) babies. Ergo, it will not make special accommodations for demographics it’s not interested in catering to.

      Some might think “who the hell cares about the other diners?” Well the restaurant does, and so does its staff who will have to clean up the mess left behind by His Majesty Baby Hudson.

      If the places in question use paper place mats, however, you might have a point. [quote comment=”221179″]Why are there very few dining establishments with changing tables for infants?They do not take up space, cannot cost all too much and are really a health issue……Adults have urinals and stalls, infants go in their diaper and must be changed, it is nature…….why are they not afforded a place to be hygienic?I know for sure people do not want the changing of a diaper done around them (at least I dont!)….why the need to scurry to a back corner and out of the way? The hipocracy is that many of these places host Mommies luncheons, etc and profit off these families!!!Let the anti baby talk begin!!!PS- How many times is the word “entitlement” going to appear in the responses?[/quote]

      • animal_lover says:

        Another Rule of Thumb – if they have a child menu then they likely will have a changing table.

        I would not go to a Mommie luncheon that did not have a changing table. [quote comment=”221182″]Maybe it’s a feature rather than a bug.Last year, Chuck E Cheese adopted a “rock star” mascot in order to drop the hint that those who would prefer an urban hip hop mascot might not fit in. Was this in response to a growing plague of Springeresque adult brawls as documented on You Tube? You decide.Like it or not, babies tend to destroy the ambiance of nicer places (though not as much as a brawl). If the place has worked hard to create a certain atmosphere, it may not *want* such seemingly tame things as 1) a softball team after a game, 2) people clad in bathing suits and t-shirts, 3) goofy teens, 4) babies. Ergo, it will not make special accommodations for demographics it’s not interested in catering to.Some might think “who the hell cares about the other diners?” Well the restaurant does, and so does its staff who will have to clean up the mess left behind by His Majesty Baby Hudson.If the places in question use paper place mats, however, you might have a point.[/quote]

      • shootyz23 says:

        I am fully aware that some establishments seek to create a certain atmosphere, however I was not speaking of places like Per Se or Le Bernardin! There are very, very few places in Hoboken where an establishment has created an atmosphere where a baby’s presence is not appropriate…..most Responsible parents (admittedly, some are not!) would not take a child there anyway and frankly should not…..my post specifically mentioned those that catered to Mommies lunches, places with kids menus, etc. (like most of Hoboken places)

        If they do not want the business that comes from families with babies, then just don’t serve them! Have the nuts to say, “Hey, we are creating an atmosphere here”, or to your point again “We prefer not to cater to your demographic”. They do not do this……..certainly cause it is likely illegal.

        TO BE CLEAR, Responsible parents should have the wherewith all to not bring a baby to “nicer” establishments (though I don’t see too many babies at these places)

        I agree as we all should, babies are difficult and do not lend to a certain atmosphere, however they are a part of life, in fact they are life….unlike a dancing bear mascot and a softball team! If you are going to serve this “demographic”, just give them a simple way to make them less of a distraction, etc. It is common sense. It should not be considered the same as a softball team or bathing suits.

        I fully agree with the mess. Can do without the unsolicited “His Majesty” (just incites animus) comment, but it is unacceptable for a parent to just lave a mess behind like that. It is not the restaurant’s problem the parents are too overwhelmed to at least pick up 1/2 of the mess created![quote comment=”221182″]Maybe it’s a feature rather than a bug.Last year, Chuck E Cheese adopted a “rock star” mascot in order to drop the hint that those who would prefer an urban hip hop mascot might not fit in. Was this in response to a growing plague of Springeresque adult brawls as documented on You Tube? You decide.Like it or not, babies tend to destroy the ambiance of nicer places (though not as much as a brawl). If the place has worked hard to create a certain atmosphere, it may not *want* such seemingly tame things as 1) a softball team after a game, 2) people clad in bathing suits and t-shirts, 3) goofy teens, 4) babies. Ergo, it will not make special accommodations for demographics it’s not interested in catering to.Some might think “who the hell cares about the other diners?” Well the restaurant does, and so does its staff who will have to clean up the mess left behind by His Majesty Baby Hudson.If the places in question use paper place mats, however, you might have a point.[/quote]

  11. realstuff says:

    Washington St. roadway sucks & sorely needs to be paved. And i A’int T. weed – I’m real stuff.

  12. realstuff says:

    Washington St. roadway sucks & sorely needs to be paved. And i A’int T. weed – I’m real stuff.

  13. beerzgood says:

    Has anyone in the vincinity of Bloomfield and 14th heard howling dogs? It has been going on every afternoon for about 2 the past weeks.

  14. HansBrix says:

    Behold the new taxpayer funded Obamacare marketing campaign:

    http://doyougotinsurance.com/

    “Do you GOT insurance” dot com. W…T….F!?!?!?!? This one is particularly mind blowing:

    http://doyougotinsurance.com/index.php?id=15

    Goodbye America.

    • joey maxim says:

      in regard tp the realtiors in Hoboken,they are doing fine ..making more money than the town fathers in every way shape or form…No more room left but they find a way to bait kids and transits to nyc via ferry..In time Hoboken will sink into the Hudson such as the country of atalantis..as know as a myth sorry if typo ..No more space but we go on and on and on..the realitors don’t give the prospective owners or buyers of the dangers in certain areas shhhhh In essense no one is safe in this city or nyc or anywhere else.[quote comment=”222031″]Behold the new taxpayer funded Obamacare marketing campaign:“Do you GOT insurance” dot com. W…T….F!?!?!?!? This one is particularly mind blowing:Goodbye America.[/quote]

  15. hoboken52grip says:

    Street parking and curb cuts…
    if you park by a driveway we really should have an ordinance that states how far from the cut line you have to park, i see curb cuts that are 100% of the lot dimension(fix that too!) and people park half a car distance away. over a block thats sometimes 4 parking spaces.. not just inconsiderate, it should be a ticket.

    • YouStayCl@ssyHoboken says:

      When roads are re-paved, I’ve seen some people ‘adjust’ their lines for more space.[quote comment=”222054″]Street parking and curb cuts…if you park by a driveway we really should have an ordinance that states how far from the cut line you have to park, i see curb cuts that are 100% of the lot dimension(fix that too!) and people park half a car distance away. over a block thats sometimes 4 parking spaces.. not just inconsiderate, it should be a ticket.[/quote]

      • OpenEyes says:

        if a drive way is one way it is required to be 20 feet – two way I think is 25 feet

        A driveway begins at the curb cut, or the point at which the curb begins to slope downward toward street level. A vehicle parked within curb cuts can be cited and towed. Even partial encroachments into the driveway area can result in a tow.[quote comment=”222055″]When roads are re-paved, I’ve seen some people ‘adjust’ their lines for more space.[/quote]

      • YouStayCl@ssyHoboken says:

        A lot of (most?) streets in town aren’t even that wide. Where do you get that impression?[quote comment=”222057″]if a drive way is one way it is required to be 20 feet – two way I think is 25 feetA driveway begins at the curb cut, or the point at which the curb begins to slope downward toward street level. A vehicle parked within curb cuts can be cited and towed. Even partial encroachments into the driveway area can result in a tow.[/quote]

  16. realstuff says:

    Ranting for the return of HOJOKEN – The Greatest Smoke and Mirror Show on Earth!
    It was a real Bitch! Only one remains in their position with the City.

    • realstuff says:

      Portrayed as Clowns were Andriani, Bergin, Giacci, 2 LaBrunos, Ramos, Roberts and Russo. Known for slight of hand and tricks. Good review for New Year! [quote comment=”222083″]Ranting for the return of HOJOKEN – The Greatest Smoke and Mirror Show on Earth!It was a real Bitch! Only one remains in their position with the City.[/quote]

  17. beerzgood says:

    It’s time to start assaulting the loud motorcycles.

  18. Krill says:

    No water this morning due to main break. Infrastructure in Hoboken is BS.

  19. emarche says:

    I heard he sold Harborside and is moving back into Tea. Doesn’t help. I’d to seem get the hell out of Hoboken. Sick of his idling SUVs. Actually, I’d like to see him get the hell out of New Jersey. His reelection is only going to make a bad situation that much worse. Here’s hoping the extra pounds Christie’s carrying around is a miracle.

    In response to plywood who said:

    Agreed! Exactly who votes for someone because they saw their name rudely glued on a lamppost?

    BTW word is that Corzine sold his digs at 1500 Washington. Gorgeous high-up corner unit, went quickly.

  20. KenOn10 says:

    Chris Daggett for governor. Stop the insanity!

    In response to emarche who said:

    I heard he sold Harborside and is moving back into Tea. Doesn’t help. I’d to seem get the hell out of Hoboken. Sick of his idling SUVs. Actually, I’d like to see him get the hell out of New Jersey. His reelection is only going to make a bad situation that much worse. Here’s hoping the extra pounds Christie’s carrying around is a miracle.

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