Hoboken has stroller rules in some places!

Are stroller rules necessary in Hoboken?

Speaking of strollers today – I’m sure many of you have seen this sign over at City Bistro uptown.

I suppose some stroller moms pushed the limits of consideration for others – to the point where the owners had to create this elaborate sign detailing common sense rules for those with baby SUV’s:

Hoboken Moms given rules for their kids

“We love your children as much as you do. However, there are fire department policies that we must follow for the safety of your children and other guests:”

  • If a child is old enough for a high chair, strollers must be parked outside.
  • High chairs are available for car seats.
  • If an infant must stay in a stroller, it must be in the place of a chair and may not block any walkway or aisle.
  • Stroller parking is available on our patio until patio opens.

Do you think this sign came about because the owners were being nice? Or in response to complaints from other customers?

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21 Comments on "Hoboken has stroller rules in some places!"

Dperez
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Dperez

It’s sad that we need to make rules for strollers. This is simply because some people have no common sense and are rude and inconsiderate.

YipYap
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Just go across the street to Hudson Tavern. The food is better and they have plenty
of stroller parking inside and out.

Journey
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Journey
Right now my daughter is almost 2 1/2. We are working on teaching her how polite and courteous person. We are teaching her to look both ways, to cross with the light and to never trust that a driver will stop at the stop sign when they are required to, and if they are not required to stop, but to be thankful and. We are teaching her that trash goes into trash cans, even if you have to hold that snotty tissue for 3 block. This morning on the way to work she told me she had buggers, I gave her tissue, she blew her nose and gave it back to me. I told her I would throw it away when we saw a trash can. She pointed to trash on the street and I told her that that was litter and we don’t litter, after a few blocks the tissue was in the trash. If you don’t learn common sense and courteous when you are young, you are not going to magically get it when you get your driver’s license, adopt a dog, are old enough to drink, or have a child. I believe that the bad drivers would be just as bad if they are walking. Maybe some bad parents would be better pet owners, because they can’t stand their kids playing near dog poop, but I doubt it. There are people in the world that don’t care how what they do effects others, and that is very… Read more »
BD9
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Journey, you just gave me hope that there are a few courteous people left in this world. What really grates me is the holier than thou mentality a lot of people have in today’s society. Go into most restaurants in town, and you see strollers parked in the most heavily trafficked areas (i.e. where wait staff and customers continually traverse). God forbid you say something to the breeders, because they’ll look at you like you are some subhuman cretin. But then again this is Hoboken – the self entitlement capital of the western hemisphere. Ever been to the beer garden in JC on a Sat/Sun afternoon? Tons of strollers there. The brats that occupy them are playing in filthy gravel while Biff and Mitzy tie one on. Awesome parenting skills, and further proof the gene pool needs to be disinfected. The parents should be spayed/neutered to prevent their rancid genes from being passed on to the next generation. [quote comment=”206115″]Right now my daughter is almost 2 1/2. We are working on teaching her how polite and courteous person. We are teaching her to look both ways, to cross with the light and to never trust that a driver will stop at the stop sign when they are required to, and if they are not required to stop, but to be thankful and. We are teaching her that trash goes into trash cans, even if you have to hold that snotty tissue for 3 block.This morning on the way to work… Read more »
animal_lover
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animal_lover

I had a funny incident in a restaurant buzzing with strollers.

A distinguished gentleman walked in and I thought “what the heck how did he get in w no stroller”. He was very composed and reading his paper so I didn’t bother him. Moments later he looked up at me and said, “How is it that they let you in with out a stroller?” :)[quote comment=”206193″]Journey, you just gave me hope that there are a few courteous people left in this world. What really grates me is the holier than thou mentality a lot of people have in today’s society. Go into most restaurants in town, and you see strollers parked in the most heavily trafficked areas (i.e. where wait staff and customers continually traverse). God forbid you say something to the breeders, because they’ll look at you like you are some subhuman cretin. But then again this is Hoboken – the self entitlement capital of the western hemisphere. Ever been to the beer garden in JC on a Sat/Sun afternoon? Tons of strollers there. The brats that occupy them are playing in filthy gravel while Biff and Mitzy tie one on. Awesome parenting skills, and further proof the gene pool needs to be disinfected. The parents should be spayed/neutered to prevent their rancid genes from being passed on to the next generation.

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whineanddineinhob
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whineanddineinhob
Nice to hear Journey. I guess one of your biggest challenges will be when your daughter is pre-school or kindergarten and is around others whose parents could care less what their children do. You know the type–the kid always right and the teacher always wrong. It’s the time, when their not around you, they are most likely to pick up bad habits. And your child, still relatively young, won’t understand the difference. Good luck guy. This I just observed yesterday on the avenue. It has nothing to do with your daughter, but I had to laugh just seeing the difference in the generation of parents. A mother was walking with a carriage and holding the hand of another. Well this little girl walking with her mother was having a hissy fit–screaming, yelling at the mother, stamping her feet etc cause her mother wouldn’t stop in mc donalds. Walking towards this mother had to be a 80 or so year old woman who looked at this mother and said ” What that kid of yours needs is a good smack in the ass”. The little girl stopped screaming, actually looked stunned, and the mother looked at the woman like she performed a miracle. I looked back and the girl was walking quietly along with her mother. LOL. Now that’s something even a teacher couldn’t get away with. [quote comment=”206115″]Right now my daughter is almost 2 1/2. We are working on teaching her how polite and courteous person. We are teaching her… Read more »
Dperez
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Dperez

whineanddineinhob,
Your story is so funny. It would have been funnier if the old lady smacked the girl in the ass! LOL[quote comment=”206120″]Nice to hear Journey. I guess one of your biggest challenges will be when your daughter is pre-school or kindergarten and is around others whose parents could care less what their children do. You know the type–the kid always right and the teacher always wrong.
It’s the time, when their not around you, they are most likely to pick up bad habits. And your child, still relatively young, won’t understand the difference. Good luck guy.
This I just observed yesterday on the avenue. It has nothing to do with your daughter, but I had to laugh just seeing the difference in the generation of parents.
A mother was walking with a carriage and holding the hand of another. Well this little girl walking with her mother was having a hissy fit–screaming, yelling at the mother, stamping her feet etc cause her mother wouldn’t stop in mc donalds. Walking towards this mother had to be a 80 or so year old woman who looked at this mother and said ” What that kid of yours needs is a good smack in the ass”. The little girl stopped screaming, actually looked stunned, and the mother looked at the woman like she performed a miracle. I looked back and the girl was walking quietly along with her mother. LOL. Now that’s something even a teacher couldn’t get away with.

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Journey
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Journey
Yeah, I know what you mean whineanddineinhob. I didn’t teach her the words, “No way”, Sure, or boogers. But someone at daycare must use them. One day I asked her if she wanted something, and instead of “yes, please” she said “sure”. I also remember the kids that I knew as child that didn’t behave as my parents were raising me. Maybe I didn’t like them, so I didn’t emulate them, or maybe my parents were good at both positive and negative reinforcement. I remember how they broke me of using the word aint and dropping the th sound on the ends of words. I said it right, I got a dime. Said it wrong I owed them and nickel. Then one day we just stopped keeping score. What I’ve been trying is if she wants something, like mickyD’s I promise we can go if she is good during our errands. Then I keep my promise. I was raised with the watch one, do one, teach one approach. I know my girl is watching.[quote comment=”206120″]Nice to hear Journey. I guess one of your biggest challenges will be when your daughter is pre-school or kindergarten and is around others whose parents could care less what their children do. You know the type–the kid always right and the teacher always wrong. It’s the time, when their not around you, they are most likely to pick up bad habits. And your child, still relatively young, won’t understand the difference. Good luck guy. This… Read more »
Kaiser Sosay
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Kaiser Sosay

alot but not all of the parents have no regard for people walking on our streets especially when there 2 or 3 wide coming down the block and expect you to get out of there way and, the worst is when they just roll into a crosswalk with there head up there ass but the driver is at fault.not to mention wasting money on saftey gates because people and day care centers cant keep an eye on the kids that they have or are babysitting.strollers arent the problem its the people pusing them

HansBrix
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HansBrix

“Put that down, Hudson! That’s mommy’s beer!”

mooshu
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mooshu

Best quotes of the day 🙂 .

These signs should be posted everywhere– nothing, not even precious strollers, should be blocking aisles and spaces between tables. It’s just a hazard. I don’t bring my dog to dinner. [quote comment=”206096″]“Put that down, Hudson! That’s mommy’s beer!”[/quote]

whineanddineinhob
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whineanddineinhob

LMAO-great line.[quote comment=”206096″]“Put that down, Hudson! That’s mommy’s beer!”[/quote]

pawzclawz
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pawzclawz

Good One! Love It! Your comment gave me a good laugh. “I Thank You!” [quote comment=”206096″]“Put that down, Hudson! That’s mommy’s beer!”[/quote]

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