Reader Mail: Hoboken sign overload

Here we have a short email (with attachments) from Hoboken411 reader Ralph.

He says:

“Are this many signs really necessary? And isn’t it against the law?”

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31 Comments on "Reader Mail: Hoboken sign overload"

homeworld
Member

but not that the city would do anything about their own laws

homeworld
Member

to the guy whining about people complaining about signs. The bottom line is that it’s illegal:

ยง 196-31. Signs.

Signs may be erected and maintained only when in compliance with the following conditions:
(c) No sign shall project into a public way traversed by vehicles or pedestrians.

and

Sales or rental signs. Signs advertising the sale or rental of the premises upon which they are located may be permitted, provided that:

(a) The size of any such sign is not in excess of eight (8) square feet.

(b) Not more than one (1) sign is placed upon any property.

(c) Such signs shall be promptly removed when premises are sold or rented.

hobojoe
Member

Once again the number of sidewalk signs in town is getting to be ridiculous.
Here are some helpful suggestions to anyone in City Hall or on the Council who may want to address this:

– No signs in the middle of the sidewalk. Against the front of the building only, so as not to interfere with pedestrian traffic.
– If you have an outdoor seating area, NO SIGNS sticking even further out into the sidewalk. In some places the sidewalk is barely wide enough for 2 people to pass where there is a seating area with flowers hanging off the railing next to a big sign.
– One sign per establishment, please.
– Signs must go away when the business is not open for business.
– “Open House” signs in front of Real Estate offices are false advertisement. They wouldn’t even let me put an offer on the place.

Journey
Member
Journey

[quote comment=”45041″]no boo boo, i’m not an agent. i’m just sick of reading every single little complaint people have. do you really have nothing else to do? do the signs bother you that bad? can you really not walk around them? who cares????[/quote]

I doubt you have been strapped down with your eyes pried open and forced to read the complaints. If you don’t like them don’t read them. Some people like them, and you have the ability to skip them.

blaueaugen
Member
blaueaugen

no boo boo, i’m not an agent. i’m just sick of reading every single little complaint people have. do you really have nothing else to do? do the signs bother you that bad? can you really not walk around them? who cares????

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