How to get an (almost) guaranteed parking spot in Hoboken
You ever take a weekend trip out of town, and spent almost as much time driving around Hoboken looking for parking as you did getting home? That sucks, especially if you’re tired. But what if there was a way to get (almost) guaranteed parking?
Has anyone ever tried “reserving” their own spot using the “Temporary Police Regulation” moving signs?
Head down to city hall. Say you’re expecting a complex delivery or something. I think the signs cost $20 (for two – for four hours. I think they doubled the price in the last year or so, fuckers). You just order them a week or so in advance, and try to “guesstimate” your arrival time back to Hoboken. (If you can’t hone in on a four-hour window – just buy eight.)
Note that while the city says the signs can only be sold for commercial vehicles, and not personal vehicles – how in the world would they be able to enforce that?
All you need to do when you arrive back home to your nice empty parking space (provided some asshole didn’t park there anyway) is park your car – and rip the signs down.
How would they know? Plus, the city would be stupid to stop a scheme like this if it became popular, because in the end, it’s still people giving the city cash money for a stupid paper sign.
(Try this at your own risk – Hoboken411 not responsible for your actions).