6/26/2008:

Here’s a mini photo slide show of the privileged handicapped parker getting a free pass.

On a side note, I heard that this “privilege” will be revoked soon, and those that “allowed” it, shouldn’t have. Burn!

PHOTO GALLERY (HOLD MOUSE OVER IMAGE TO NAVIGATE – 5 PHOTOS IN THIS SET)

Read original update after the jump…

6/5/2008:

Here’s an interesting debate for today:

Should only certain “handicapped” drivers be afforded special “courtesies?”

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All for one, none for all

I received information that a particular car on Washington Street (pictured) has been angering nearby residents for some time.

The premise: Mr. “HU6977″ has a reserved handicap spot near 821 Washington Street. This spot is to be used only by the vehicle listed on the sign, and is clearly marked with blue painted lines. Normally, this is understood as “I need to be close to my home, so I do not have to walk far due to my disability.” In this case, the driver of this car supposedly has “a limp.”

hoboken-handicapped-parking-logo.gifThe problem: Apparently, Mr. “HU6977″ hates to move his car for street cleaning, and often parks on a nearby “Friday street cleaning” side street, as not to have to get up and move his car each morning. This, while the spot on Washington street remains empty, and there is one less valid spot on the side street. This is part one of what has angered neighbors.

The problem, part 2: Moving the car to the side street seems to be too much for Limpy, and he made some calls to City Hall, and a couple officials (not to be named) offered Mr. “HU6977″ a special “courtesy.” He can leave his car on Washington Street Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday without receiving a street cleaning summons. What has really pissed people off is that this courtesy only seems to be for this one handicapped person, not all.

  • Should ALL handicapped drivers be offered the SAME special “courtesy?”
  • What about handicapped spots on side streets that are only cleaned once-a-week? Should they be allowed to leave their car the first and third week of the month?

The resident was most concerned that this “courtesy” was only offered to one privileged person, and feels that the either the same courtesy should be offered to all handicapped drivers, or none at all.

Is this once again an abuse of city “power?”

I’m so tempted to publish the names of who was responsible, but I will contain myself and just leave as is.

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