Unannounced Hoboken telephone poles

Do Hoboken telephone poles lower Real Estate value?

One resident who lives uptown is a bit miffed at the new Hoboken telephone poles that were installed right in front of her window without notice. Does she have a legitimate gripe?

Hoboken telephone poles installed without notice

“We recently purchased a condo at 1100 Adams and came home one day to find a new telephone pole right in front of our window (we are on the 4th floor so the pole, wires etc have completely destroyed the beautiful view we purchased).

We have contacted the zoning department and a few other officials whose contact details were available online but have yet to receive a response. Who would you suggest we speak to? Our property value has diminished and we are also worried about any storms that may come our way. The pole will be right in our living room (in the meantime, about 10 feet over, the building is entirely brick with no windows).”

Do you think a utility pole adds or subtracts from Real Estate value? Or is this just something you need to accept living in a city with modern conveniences and technology?

new telephone poles installed in Hoboken NJ without notice

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rich k
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rich k

Every city in Hudson will be paying for decades for not requiring developers to provide future-proofed utilities as part of their building projects. Hoboken and Union City have been close to the worst, allowing developers to build right up to the property line and straight up, with no allowance for community needs, let alone amenities.

You can’t count on everyone being a Larry Bijou, volunteering to meet LEEDs and other standards. You have to make an unreasonable noise and force the mayor and council to require all new projects exceed the highest current standards, rather than barely meet the lowest. The best time to do that is before the first foundation is poured. You’ll never have as much leverage again.

How many different projects have been built around Shoprite, all promising the same pool next the the substation? Pure cold capitalism will always dictate a race to the bottom, only a strong community that holds their representatives feet to the fire will counter act that.

Just sayin’.

MidnightRacer
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rich k said, “Every city in Hudson will be paying for decades for not requiring developers to provide future-proofed utilities as part of their building projects.” response: So a private builder of condos should be required by law to engineer and install utilities for the semi private utilities company who gets subsidies from taxpayers to do nothing but charge you delivery on lines paid for by someone else? rich k said, “Hoboken and Union City have been close to the worst, allowing developers to build right up to the property line and straight up, with no allowance for community needs, let alone amenities.” response: Funny thing about a deed, it isn’t a lease rich k said, “You have to make an unreasonable noise and force the mayor and council to require all new projects exceed the highest current standards, rather than barely meet the lowest. The best time to do that is before the first foundation is poured. You’ll never have as much leverage again.” response: The key word you use here us “unreasonable”. I’d pick irrational. Another word that comes to mind for the last sentence is blackmail. rich k said, “Pure cold capitalism will always dictate a race to the bottom, only a strong community that holds their representatives feet to the fire will counter act that.” response: That used to happen in Salem a long time ago. Feet, books. I hear Venezuela is nice this time of year. And China is a beautiful country. Not sure about… Read more »
SuperG
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SuperG

City Hall’s deficiencies shining through….they are just a bunch of lapdogs for the developers…[quote comment=”220607″]Every city in Hudson will be paying for decades for not requiring developers to provide future-proofed utilities as part of their building projects. Hoboken and Union City have been close to the worst, allowing developers to build right up to the property line and straight up, with no allowance for community needs, let alone amenities.You can’t count on everyone being a Larry Bijou, volunteering to meet LEEDs and other standards. You have to make an unreasonable noise and force the mayor and council to require all new projects exceed the highest current standards, rather than barely meet the lowest. The best time to do that is before the first foundation is poured. You’ll never have as much leverage again.How many different projects have been built around Shoprite, all promising the same pool next the the substation? Pure cold capitalism will always dictate a race to the bottom, only a strong community that holds their representatives feet to the fire will counter act that.Just sayin’.[/quote]

timetes
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timetes

sure i agree…..these telephone poles with lights shining in windows at night is horrible….that is not the purpose……there should be a cover on all light and lamp post to shine the light to the street….the actual purpose of these lights is to light up the streets and sidewalks not peoples bedrooms at night…………
by far the worst light lamp post are the ones on Washington street…..with all those lamp posts it still doesn’t light up the streets for pedestrians and cars…..they may look pretty but a waist…..all of them need some sort of tray on top to capture the light onto the street

It should be an ordinance state wide. 8)

escaped68
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The lights might be on but they are only putting out roughly 30% light vapor type of lamps. Mercury and sodium vapor lamps put out max light for only about 12 months and then the amount of light diminishes until it does nothing more then glow.
Also if the light shines into your apartment ask PSE&G to install either a collar or a shade on the rear of the glass. They might be reluctant but break their balls enough and they’ll do something. [quote comment=”220600″]sure i agree…..these telephone poles with lights shining in windows at night is horrible….that is not the purpose……there should be a cover on all light and lamp post to shine the light to the street….the actual purpose of these lights is to light up the streets and sidewalks not peoples bedrooms at night………… by far the worst light lamp post are the ones on Washington street…..with all those lamp posts it still doesn’t light up the streets for pedestrians and cars…..they may look pretty but a waist…..all of them need some sort of tray on top to capture the light onto the streetIt should be an ordinance state wide. [/quote]

timetes
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timetes

lol pseg do anything for customers …lolol WHAT. I cant get them to lower my electrical DELIVERY charge…..I am ok with the usage charge but I’m being charged .06666 and my neighbors are being charged less .045 or less per kwh……and taboot down the shore they are paying .035 per kwh on electric delivery……its nuts…. our building if estimated with all these apts pays approx 14,000.00 per month in delivery and these fixtures were installed in the 1990’s…… i can understand charging maintenance for electric delivery and a set rate for everyone…..but this selective delivery charge……
sorry i went off….not fond of PSEGs greed[quote comment=”220602″]The lights might be on but they are only putting out roughly 30% light vapor type of lamps. Mercury and sodium vapor lamps put out max light for only about 12 months and then the amount of light diminishes until it does nothing more then glow. Also if the light shines into your apartment ask PSE&G to install either a collar or a shade on the rear of the glass. They might be reluctant but break their balls enough and they’ll do something.[/quote]

timetes
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timetes

(sp)a waste.. oh but your all writing about wires……along with those buzzing generators on the lines??? apparently dangerous for humans???? all wiring in town should be underground….

while on the subject with electrical, light poles and lines….those electrical generator stations……i think two in town….one up town and one right next to a project apartment bldg……..shouldn’t those be fully enclosed for health purposes ????[quote comment=”220600″]sure i agree…..these telephone poles with lights shining in windows at night is horrible….that is not the purpose……there should be a cover on all light and lamp post to shine the light to the street….the actual purpose of these lights is to light up the streets and sidewalks not peoples bedrooms at night………… by far the worst light lamp post are the ones on Washington street…..with all those lamp posts it still doesn’t light up the streets for pedestrians and cars…..they may look pretty but a waist…..all of them need some sort of tray on top to capture the light onto the streetIt should be an ordinance state wide. [/quote]

HansBrix
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HansBrix

This is new(ish) construction in a flood zone. Imagine this resident’s ire when construction cost-cutting* defects (such as exterior wall separation) become too large or frequent to ignore (within 5-10 years from now), or the next “100 year storm” floods the parking garage below sometime later this year perhaps.

These are the things that render close utility poles invisible.

* Hey, construction company principals’ boats don’t pay for themselves.

showme789
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showme789

Move

joey maxim
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joey maxim

in regard to telephone poles,thats two fold..what ever the reason has to be a purpose. case in point, maybe apples and oranges but do people realize the cell phone antennas are placed in or on top of poles church steeples,trees etc so we can receive better reception for cell phone service ? of course theres a fee for this.As for telephnone poles that is tough one..After the blizzard of 88 all wires went underground in nyc if im not mistaken..bottom line we all pay in one way or another for service.. :mrgreen:

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