Signs of the city: A series
Neighbors, businesses communicate via anonymous missives
by Caren Matzner
Reporter Editor
Oct 07, 2012 | 4979 views | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend | print
OLD PRUNE – One resident was not so fond of her neighbor’s “helpfulness” when it came to her shrubbery.
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This is Part I of a series

Even if this is the age of e-mail and blogs, sometimes an old-fashioned pen or marker is still the best way to make a (fine) point.

All around Hoboken, neighbors have used handwritten signs to scold each other over sloppy dog-do, ask parking officers not to ticket them (rarely works), spread the word about lost or found items, pout, joke, or cheer someone up.

Some of these signs are funny, some are heartfelt, and some are just confusing in their language.


Some of the signs involve parking, some complain about doggie do.


This week’s installment focuses on the angrier signs – in your neighbors’ own words. Watch for future installments about pets, parking, and other subjects.

Want to take a break from the politics and crime? Stay tuned for a continuation of this series!

Caren Matzner can be reached at

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