Entitled Parking Jerkoffs: Space Hogs

Space hogging and sharing – entitled parking jerkoffs?

Hoboken411 reader Luis got an inside look at what happens quite frequently in Hoboken: “Creative space hogging.”

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“If anyone has any doubt that Hoboken is full of entitled jerkoffs, look at this parking trickery. There are two tight spots at 13th and Bloomfield. One of these two cars always parks to block both spots to “save” a spot for the other car. When the second car needs it, they pull up enough to fit both. Then they pull back to block anyone else from being to park for the rest of the day and night. These are our neighbors in the Applied buildings. We are onto them and it is a crappy thing to do.”

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Is space hogging a city survival skill?

I guess since there’s no “law” that dictates how you legally park (as long as it’s not on the yellow or stupid red curb), and no lines to clearly define what a “spot” is, they can get away with it.

In the end – would you call this a jerkoff maneuver? Or just enterprising citizens trying to maintain a little bit of an advantage in a town looking to rip you off at every opportunity?

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9 Comments on "Entitled Parking Jerkoffs: Space Hogs"

BANDR
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BANDR

These two had been blocking the spot going on a third solid week when you ran this. They stopped when you ran this, probably knowing that the last geniuses to figure out this maneuver and exploit it long-term found their cars keyed and a rearview knocked off. It’s a big FU to the rest of us who live in the neighborhood and can’t afford $300/month garages.
It sucks even more that these are Applied tenants, we are supposed to be a community here, we expect this behavior from hedge-fund newcomers. This is not millionaires or the city giving us the finger, it’s our neighbors. I guess there are entitled a-holes on both sides of the fence.

Chow
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Chow

Contrary to you belief, most of the old timers in this town are the ones not being polite or civil. Have you see the parking around Church Towers, lots of spot savings going on. The bankers park in the garages.

How about the guy on 5th and Monroe who blocks half the block as he sits in front of his garage…I had a neighbor who put a cone out in front of the building because he wanted to save the spot.

[quote comment=”223924″]These two had been blocking the spot going on a third solid week when you ran this. They stopped when you ran this, probably knowing that the last geniuses to figure out this maneuver and exploit it long-term found their cars keyed and a rearview knocked off. It’s a big FU to the rest of us who live in the neighborhood and can’t afford $300/month garages. It sucks even more that these are Applied tenants, we are supposed to be a community here, we expect this behavior from hedge-fund newcomers. This is not millionaires or the city giving us the finger, it’s our neighbors. I guess there are entitled a-holes on both sides of the fence.[/quote]

animal_lover
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animal_lover

You heard it here first, “bankers park in garages” – from contrarian/mastermind Chow. Tell us now why Cunningham who supposedly works as in bond sales parks illegally regularly? what about the rest of the late model, high end vehicles parking regularly on the street? [quote comment=”223931″]Contrary to you belief, most of the old timers in this town are the ones not being polite or civil. Have you see the parking around Church Towers, lots of spot savings going on. The bankers park in the garages.How about the guy on 5th and Monroe who blocks half the block as he sits in front of his garage…I had a neighbor who put a cone out in front of the building because he wanted to save the spot.[/quote]

Chow
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Chow

Once again animal does not comprehend. BANDR stated that “It sucks even more that these are Applied tenants, we are supposed to be a community here, we expect this behavior from hedge-fund newcomers.” This implies that the old timers know how to act and that the newcomers do not know how to act, but this went over your head.
[quote comment=”223932″]You heard it here first, “bankers park in garages” – from contrarian/mastermind Chow. Tell us now why Cunningham who supposedly works as in bond sales parks illegally regularly? what about the rest of the late model, high end vehicles parking regularly on the street?[/quote]

HomeTeam
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HomeTeam

Speaking of F’d up parking, 411, have you heard anything about how much the city got selling Hudson Place to a valet parking company? Bizarre seeing the road overtaken by parking attendants with no one using the service.

Hobohome
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Hobohome

I lived in Hoboken for 15 years. I need a calculator to count how many times I thought I found a spot on Washington, then as I began to turn in there was someone standing there “saving” the spot, waving me off. I lived in the area of Wash & 13. Owned my place and paid my taxes. The last 6 months in town I had two cars and did the exact move depicted in this post. The reason I found out about it was because a guy who owned a million dollar brownstone told me about it. He did it when his friends and family came into town! While the two cars above might be from the Applied Buildings I have seen others do it in the past. Also, there’s a spot on 11th St where you can do the same thing. It’s been a few years since I left, but got a good laugh from this. Hoboken can be a rough town….

joey maxim
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joey maxim

SIR All you had to do was call the pd..no one is allowed to be a valet person to hold a space…..You park the car right in front of him and shut your car down…wait for pd..this guy needed a slap..His visitors could use nj transit..just saying.[quote comment=”223916″]I lived in Hoboken for 15 years. I need a calculator to count how many times I thought I found a spot on Washington, then as I began to turn in there was someone standing there “saving” the spot, waving me off. I lived in the area of Wash & 13. Owned my place and paid my taxes. The last 6 months in town I had two cars and did the exact move depicted in this post. The reason I found out about it was because a guy who owned a million dollar brownstone told me about it. He did it when his friends and family came into town! While the two cars above might be from the Applied Buildings I have seen others do it in the past. Also, there’s a spot on 11th St where you can do the same thing. It’s been a few years since I left, but got a good laugh from this. Hoboken can be a rough town….[/quote]

trueblue11
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trueblue11

simple solution: smart car

jonsie
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jonsie

Looks like an ideal situation! At least they can trust not dinging each others car. And both the front and back are free and clear, no complicated parallel parking. I’ll have to scope that area out!

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