Readerpix: Sign Overload!


Can we have our sidewalks back?

Hoboken411 reader Joe thinks the desperate “sidewalk marketing” has gotten out of control (and notice it’s a block that Mayor Roberts owns property??)

“Once again the sidewalk sign situation is getting out of hand. Here’s a picture I shot this afternoon. There is no reason the sidewalks should be littered with this many signs. At the very most, business should be limited to one sign during business hours, placed up against the building. Places with outdoor seating shouldn’t be allowed to further intrude into the sidewalk with signs placed outside the seating area.

I keep hearing from our city officials how this is such a ‘walkable’ city. It seems many of them don’t walk it themselves very often, or I’m sure they’d be aggravated over bumping into these signs left and right as well.”

Hoboken411 reader photo of the day – 2/4/2009

hoboken sidewalk blockage - Readerpix: Sign Overload!

[Stay tuned for tomorrow’s Readerpix entry! – Note: one reader’s photo(s) will be featured each day at approximately 11am. Unless your photo is time-sensitive – it will be published in the order it was received! Additional note: Your pictures will have a better chance of being published if they’re in “landscape” mode, as opposed to the taller “portrait” modes… ]

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Biffy B For Mayor
Biffy B For Mayor
Sunday, February 22, 2009 12:49 pm

….but i do agree…those signs need to come closer to the actual building. Jr.’s is def. out of control and the soup guy has a 80% chance of ending up in my living room on March 7th

Biffy B For Mayor
Biffy B For Mayor
Sunday, February 22, 2009 12:40 pm

OH Boo Hoo! — you cant get your stroller past 🙁

Where the real eyesore is on this block, is the 500 Washington St. building, that the Mayor (who owns the building) refuses to repair. He allegedly, last fall, asked the owners of Hoboken Daily News to contribute $40,000 to help repair the facade of this building. He claims that for the last year he has been seeking a building permit but one has not yet been granted. This facad is in serious need of repair and needs to be addressed this spring!!! The front door to the 500 Washington Street apartment building is a joke, considering the riff raff that hangs outside the 24 hour a day opperated Hoboken Daily News.

Thursday, February 19, 2009 2:01 pm

Well, truth be know, I hate rules. But I hate more so if I have to follow them and others don’t.

And if it were another kind of world, I’d tell you to go ahead and run the traffic light at Marin Blvd and 18th.

Thursday, February 19, 2009 1:56 pm

You’ve got to be joking. Relating defending your HS boyfriend getting picked on is not relevant to the situation here unless you know said poster. Just relax, Internet-Cop. At this point, I enjoyed you getting involved here – the laughs were fun.

Thursday, February 19, 2009 1:51 pm

[quote comment=”137092″]So MR, i am curious if you are thr type that would sue if you fell in a pot hole or tripped on one of these signs? Or would you just suck it up? That’s the real question isn’t it? We have businesses violating a rule, that creates a small inconvenience. We can either ignore it, move the signs closer to their windows or shop somewhere else. Do whatever floats your boat.[/quote] I’ve never sued. And that’s not the subject to swap attention away from the danger on the sidewalk. Instead of speaking to the issue of who causes the danger (those who put signs in peoples’ walk ways), you swap the problem on those (the writer) who publicizes what they believe to be a quality of life issue in the city. I err on the side that believe in self sufficiency and no artificial rules. Biff, I would love to not follow the traffic rules… but if I’m gonna live in town, I follow them. If you are gonna argue that responsibility lies with the pedestrians – the hazard caused by signs placed in the right of way, or even on the corners (ST says they’re in the way of wheel chair ramps), then really, please, let’s do away with ALL the rules. I’m completely for that. No problems with signs within code limitations. But I’m against placing obstacles in the right of way which pose a danger – that is – if I’m expected to follow the… Read more »

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