Is Hoboken too noisy?

While Hoboken is nowhere nearly as noisy as our big NYC neighbor, we still have some issues. Whether it be construction noise, bar noise, garbage trucks at 3am, annoying barking dogs that yelp all day unattended in someone’s apartment, or those thundering Harley’s that rev up the street setting car alarms off.

One Hoboken411 reader wants to do something about it. Our current noise ordinance is listed here, but he feels it needs some updating.

Just this month, NYC has recently adopted a new noise ordinance for the first time in over 30 years. He gave it to the city council urging them to do something similar. He writes:

“Attached is the nice little 13 page plain language NYC Noise ordinance booklet that was presented & passed out to the City Council the other night; along with this booklet goes the almost 100 pages of the actual ordinance which can be posted if people would really like to read it. I am asking for your support for a brand new contemporarily written noise ordinance & would ask you to call or write your individual ward council members, our council people At-large & the Mayor to ask them to support a new noise ordinance and to make sure it is developed with constituent support and has real enforcement.”

NYC Noise Ordinance Summary: http://www.divshare.com/download/1331172-627

Address Letters to: Hoboken City Hall, 94 Washington St, Hoboken NJ 07030
City Council listing: www.hobokennj.org/html/ccouncil/cc.html
Ward Finder: http://hoboken411.com/archives/5759

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47 Comments on "Is Hoboken too noisy?"

jvig_3280
Member
jvig_3280

What is the deal with the damn helicopters!

A majority of them fly the NYC tourists over to the Statue of Liberty. Great for the business and tourists.

We don’t need the extra noise as they constantly fly over town

What can be done?

jvig_3280
Member
jvig_3280

What is the deal with the damn helicopters!

A majority of them fly the NYC tourists over to the Statue of Liberty. Great for the business and tourists but do we don’t need the extra noise as they constantly fly over town?

What can be done?

MF
Member

get real..you’re way too logical and intelligent.

dosomethingright
Member
dosomethingright

Here’s something the mayor can do – why all the sirens at 3 AM. Several times a week, in the wee hours of the morning, our sleep is shattered by fire trucks and/or police cars blasting their sirens at the loudest volume. It is the most inconsiderate thing. Mostly these are false alarms. Is it really necessary to wake up half the light sleepers in town to drive a firetruck or police car less than 1-mile, when there’s no one on the road at that hour anyhow. A few bleeps on the siren would do, when approaching intersections blocked with concealed views by illegally parked cars – oh, that’s another problem the mayor should address.

MF
Member

well that’s logical, eam.

biffy you are right…i have often felt that every single fire call in hoboken is a wild overreaction – how can five trucks be needed for some false alarm at an apartment tower? just not bright people that run services around here; what can we do to make things better??

and of course the cops are lazy. they’re a bunch of uneducated meatheads. they wouldn’t want to have to get out of their cars except to get sandwiches at luca brasis. losers. really take a golden opportunity to be an integrated part of the community and instead establish and atmosphere of…i don’t know, not so bad as distrust..but definitely not on your side, let’s put it that way

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