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.

for the birds

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!

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7 Comments on "For the birds"

Jay
Member

How much for a DUI?

SFH
Member

So true, YipYap, so true… 😕

YipYap
Member

max $1,000 fine for feeding birds is a little excessive no?

Heck the new immigration bill floating through congress has smaller fines that max at $250 for illegal border crossing for each such entry, crossing, attempted entry, or attempted crossing. 😯

mercys
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[quote comment=”27849″]Some of the elderly folks in town like to do this. There is a guy in Columbus Park that has them ALL over him when he does. It’s friggin’ gross. All the birds that hang out at that corner exit of the park in the trees (by 9th/Clinton) took a crap on my head one day. Talk about GROSS. I tried to take it in stride, that’s supposed to be good luck good luck after all, so I bought a lottery ticket, which wasn’t a winner. So basically, I just got shit on, like always. :evil:[/quote]
That is so funny. Last week walking to the bus a bird got me good. Everyone kept telling me it meant luck and I bought a lottery ticket also. Guess what… Not a winner. I think they just say that to make you feel better. It’s like they say it’s lucky to rain on your wedding day. Bull Crap!..lol That just sucks.

kooky kat
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Some of the elderly folks in town like to do this. There is a guy in Columbus Park that has them ALL over him when he does. It’s friggin’ gross. All the birds that hang out at that corner exit of the park in the trees (by 9th/Clinton) took a crap on my head one day. Talk about GROSS. I tried to take it in stride, that’s supposed to be good luck good luck after all, so I bought a lottery ticket, which wasn’t a winner. So basically, I just got shit on, like always. 👿

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