Obnoxious Hoboken Sign Hypocrite FAIL!

10/18/2010 Update:

Zoning Officer to Antonucci: Enough!

Overzealous agents told to take down obnoxious signs…

Hoboken411’s report on Prudential Castle Point Realty agent Donna Antonucci’s ridiculous displays of excess signage is getting results!

It turns out Antonucci’s signs aren’t just annoying, they’re also illegal.

Hoboken Zoning Officer Ann Holtzman sent out a letter to all Real Estate agents and brokers reminding them of the rules for posting real estate signs – rules Antonucci has been the “poster child” for breaking.

The letter states:

  • Only one sign per listing (Antonucci violation x 2)
  • No advertising signs whatsoever (Antonucci violation: 100%)
  • Signs must be removed once sold or rented (Antonucci violation x 1)

You can read all Hoboken codes here. And if you spot any blatant violators – please be sure to contact Ann Holtzman at (201)420-2063 – or email her at aholtzman@hobokennj.org.

See original update that sparked city enforcement after the jump!

8/19/2010:

Sign hater Donna Antonucci embarrasses neighborhood

Some of you may remember the name Donna Antonucci.

For a brief while, she was a out-of-control political junkie. Hollering at city council meetings (and getting removed by police by order of ex-Council President Peter Cunningham), angrily tearing down election signs and meddling with other people’s business complaining of “sign pollution.” It was an embarrassing spectacle she made in public for sure.

Now, after being laid off from corporate America – she’s become a realtor in town. Which is all fine and dandy.

However, this sign-tearing political attack dog has set the world record for largest (and most obnoxious) display of real estate promotions on a building at 6th and Hudson. Granted, this is not public property – but it has to break some kind of “quality of life” ordinance in Hoboken.

Hoboken411 received many emails yesterday from area residents who were shocked at how terrible this made their neighborhood look.

“That blown up head shot of Donna is scary!” said one resident, while 411 reader Paul said “The sign must be at least six square feet. Does it have it’s own MLS listing?”

Lacey tied this to real estate marketing and said “The opposite of “old world charm,” and a “hidden treasure” I’d rather never discover!”

Finally, Scott commented about the photo, giving Ms. Antonucci some advice: “If you’re going to blow your photo up that big to be seen on Google Earth, you better hire a better graphic artist to air-brush out the crows feet!”

Imagine how ugly Hoboken would be if this array of signs was on every house?

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32 Comments on "Obnoxious Hoboken Sign Hypocrite FAIL!"

Dperez
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Dperez

Why is her face 3x’s bigger than her phone number and realty info? Is she trying to get potential home buyers or johns? I suspect the reason that she rips other peoples posters down is that she is an ego centered psychopath who only wants attention drawn to herself.

greentea
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greentea

Anyone who wants attention drawn to their crows’ feet and that wispy little mustache is completely deluded.[quote comment=”198963″]Why is her face 3x’s bigger than her phone number and realty info? Is she trying to get potential home buyers or johns? I suspect the reason that she rips other peoples posters down is that she is an ego centered psychopath who only wants attention drawn to herself.[/quote]

4th Ward Guardian
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4th Ward Guardian
Did somebody say HOLTZMAN? Did you get GARY Holtzman’s email for Mike Lenz over the weekend? It went something like this: From: Gary Holtzman Date: Fri, Oct 15, 2010 Subject: Mike Needs our Help so Ann can keep her job! Yes, there is another election in our lovely little town; and because Dave Mello went back on his word and agreed to appoint Mike Lenz to the 4th ward seat, Dawn Zimmer is about to lose her council majority. The 60% of Hoboken who supported Beth Mason, Frank Raia, and Kim Glatt last fall have finally wised up and come together behind one candidate in the 4th ward: Tim Occhipinti. Allowing the 4th ward to actually elect it’s own chosen councilperson rather than let Dave and Dawn simply reappoint Mike, will dramatically squelch the Zimmer administration’s ability to fail to deliver on it’s Southwest Park promise, waste money on bogus studies for flood sensors, and place more big campaign contributors and bloggers on public boards. To continue these good efforts (and make sure somebody has my wife Ann’s back when Ginger sues the city to be reinstated), is why Mike Lenz needs our help in the remaining 18 days until the election. There are more voters in the 4th ward who would support Tim but we all know too well that Dawn’s “locked in” vote is not going to come out in force for Mike. I mean, just look at them. Mike lost some weight (Mazel Tov) but he ain’t… Read more »
blahblahblah
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ok im confused, was that an anti lenz post or an anti tim post……way too many cocktails….[quote comment=”198909″]Did somebody say HOLTZMAN? Did you get GARY Holtzman’s email for Mike Lenz over the weekend? It went something like this:From: Gary HoltzmanDate: Fri, Oct 15, 2010Subject: Mike Needs our Help so Ann can keep her job!Yes, there is another election in our lovely little town; and because Dave Mello went back on his word and agreed to appoint Mike Lenz to the 4th ward seat, Dawn Zimmer is about to lose her council majority. The 60% of Hoboken who supported Beth Mason, Frank Raia, and Kim Glatt last fall have finally wised up and come together behind one candidate in the 4th ward: Tim Occhipinti.Allowing the 4th ward to actually elect it’s own chosen councilperson rather than let Dave and Dawn simply reappoint Mike, will dramatically squelch the Zimmer administration’s ability to fail to deliver on it’s Southwest Park promise, waste money on bogus studies for flood sensors, and place more big campaign contributors and bloggers on public boards.To continue these good efforts (and make sure somebody has my wife Ann’s back when Ginger sues the city to be reinstated), is why Mike Lenz needs our help in the remaining 18 days until the election.There are more voters in the 4th ward who would support Tim but we all know too well that Dawn’s “locked in” vote is not going to come out in force for Mike. I mean, just look at… Read more »
nacholibre
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nacholibre

I’ve always enjoyed local Realtor(tm) signs for no reason other than they may be the largest demographic to still use Glamour Shots.

Check out: http://keepingitrealtor.blogspot.com/ 😯

kooky kat
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I saw this beast last week walking through Church Square, the best part is – she doesn’t look even kind of like that picture!!

Realtors are the lowest form of life, I am not surprised she decided to take on this profession. What a psycho, just look at her with those Mason signs…unstable much? [quote comment=”198903″]I’ve always enjoyed local Realtor(tm) signs for no reason other than they may be the largest demographic to still use Glamour Shots. Check out: [/quote]

whineanddineinhob
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whineanddineinhob

She the female version of lenz. She screams of reform and then tries to break all the boundaries any way she can. Don’t know what kind of job she lost in the private sector, but I”m willing to bet they’re glad to be rid of her.[quote comment=”198920″]I saw this beast last week walking through Church Square, the best part is – she doesn’t look even kind of like that picture!! Realtors are the lowest form of life, I am not surprised she decided to take on this profession. What a psycho, just look at her with those Mason signs…unstable much?

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Journey
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Journey

There is a difference between a realitor’s sign and a political sign. Check the law. There is difference between signs on public property and private property.

And that sign is not very different from all the other signs posted up on gates by realators.

xyzpdq
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xyzpdq

On the dinner menu for Journey: Crow, lightly breaded and served with a side of humble pie.[quote comment=”196392″]There is a difference between a realitor’s sign and a political sign. Check the law. There is difference between signs on public property and private property.And that sign is not very different from all the other signs posted up on gates by realators.[/quote]

mooshu
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mooshu

The non-political headshots I’ve seen in town have been much, much smaller in size than this one, if headshots were even depicted on some signs. Most signs are about that size, but with a realty company name, a realtor name, contact info and so on.

Never, ever have I seen a realtor photo this large consuming the structural and (whatever’s left of) natural beauty of Hoboken.[quote comment=”196392″]There is a difference between a realitor’s sign and a political sign. Check the law. There is difference between signs on public property and private property.And that sign is not very different from all the other signs posted up on gates by realators.[/quote]

Journey
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Journey

The head shot is big. If she included her business info the sign would have been much larger than normal. Is it attractive, in my opinion no. That is a subjective matter. Is it legal, yes. Are signs posted on telephone poles and city light fixtures legal, no.[quote comment=”196402″]The non-political headshots I’ve seen in town have been much, much smaller in size than this one, if headshots were even depicted on some signs. Most signs are about that size, but with a realty company name, a realtor name, contact info and so on. Never, ever have I seen a realtor photo this large consuming the structural and (whatever’s left of) natural beauty of Hoboken.

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jonsie
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jonsie

I saw those SIGN(S) and they’re quite different than the usual single sign up by the steps of a home. Three large, loud signs definitely is a bit gaudy. Shows the desperation out there.[quote comment=”196392″]There is a difference between a realitor’s sign and a political sign. Check the law. There is difference between signs on public property and private property.And that sign is not very different from all the other signs posted up on gates by realators.[/quote]

Journey
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Journey

But they are on private property not public property, such as a telephone pole or street light.[quote comment=”196394″]I saw those SIGN(S) and they’re quite different than the usual single sign up by the steps of a home. Three large, loud signs definitely is a bit gaudy. Shows the desperation out there.

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greentea
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greentea

Someone should do a little old-fashioned “improvement” to the sign by way of Sharpie. Let’s give you a nice twiggly little mustache here. And maybe a big ol’ dumb guy smiley mouth. And a couple of eyebrows with one raised up like you’re saying “say WHAT?!”

+10 to anyone who gets that reference 🙂

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