For the birds
For the birds: Are public bird feeders health violations in Hoboken?
Public parks in Hoboken have signs that warn wildlife-lovers that they could be $1000 poorer if they “feed the birds.” City ordinance prohibits “placing of food for animal consumption in ANY public place.”
But some resident on Bloomfield Street has several feeders “for the birds.” Right on the sidewalk. Where people walk. Sometimes with their baby-strollers! OMG!
If the fines are applicable at city parks, then I’d assume this person might end up paying to enjoy their bird-watching.
Stiff fines for “feeding the birds” in Hoboken, NJ
5/22/2007 Original Post:
I remembered this sign over in Elysian Park. $1000 fine for feeding the birds! What’s the fine for graffiti on a $1000 fine sign?
I think Hoboken would net a minimum of $1,000,000 a year at least if this was enforced citywide. That’s just three pigeon offenders a day, 7x a week.
Soon we’ll have to pay a toll to drive back into Hoboken. Hmmm, sounds like a good idea!