St. Patty’s Decks and Balconies
Use the golden rule called “common sense”
Here’s some general tips:
- Never use fire escapes. No matter what. Fire escapes are to be used only for emergency purposes. Anyone caught hanging out on one will be fined accordingly.
- Don’t over-crowd your balcony – private or not. If at any point a police inspector deems your property to be overcrowded or unsafe, you will be issued a summons and your party shut down. Err on the side of caution and limit the density of revelers on your balcony or deck.
- Loud, obnoxious, rowdy. Even if your balcony isn’t over-crowded, you will get a visit from the Hoboken Police and receive either Disorderly Persons or Unruly House summonses if your party is acting out of control. Best bet is to avoid a police visit altogether – because as they advertised, once HPD responds, you’re receiving a costly ticket.
Like the sub-heading says – use common sense. While it’s hard to exercise good judgment when said judgment is impaired by alcohol – perhaps just like a designated driver – each house party should nominate a “designated house monitor” to ensure that the party is fun, safe and without incident.
Enjoy your parties everyone!