Readerpix: Parking Joe DiMaggios

1/6/2009 Update:

Two months ago – a Hoboken411 reader sent in a picture of a street parker they noticed was able to snag the same spots day after day. We had fun with it – and drew comparison to Joe DiMaggio’s infamous hitting streak. No harm, no foul. However, the person that was sort of the subject of the situation had one of their cars keyed recently – and lays the blame on 411.

Read on and see gallery below…

Car keyed – resident blames Hoboken411

Here’s what was sent to me:

“Enclosed are pics of my front right fender someone keyed my car between last night and this morning. My car was parked on Bloomfield.” [411 note: see pictures below]

This is exactly why I was concerned about the article and postings you kept up on 411. While the parking situation might upset people it is not illegal and when your readers posted responses expressing violence, the posting should’ve come down. By allowing people to post anonymous threats such as knocking down my bike, moving my bike and emptying out my oil in my truck you provided a forum for illegal behavior and threats against personal property. This article contributed to this incident. You ran a story that targeted my vehicles that were parked legally and now my car is damaged. My car is not illegally parked. I spoke to the parking authority and the police department – no law is being broken.

I feel strongly that allowing that posting to stay up contributed to the damage on my car, what responsibility are you going to take for this?”

PHOTO GALLERY (HOLD MOUSE OVER IMAGE TO NAVIGATE – 4 PHOTOS IN THIS SET)

What?

To the guy that had his car keyed: Sorry that that happened to you. To be the victim of senseless vandalism is not fun by any means. But you cannot lay blame on 411. The blame belongs on the person who committed the act. (Shame on whomever did it.)

I’m sure all the legal beagles out there will agree. I never promoted vandalism or any crime on Hoboken411, but regardless, even if I said “Hey, why don’t you walk in front of a bus” – it’s still ultimately your decision to harm yourself or others. Not my responsibility.

When stories about Mayor Roberts and say, the 47% property tax increase are published here and in the newspapers – and that angers a resident enough to throw a rock through his window – does that make us responsible? Just as your vehicles were parked legally, this discussion was about what takes place on public property as well.

Listen, so much vandalism happens in town weekly. Smashed car windows, rear view mirrors, graffiti, and so on – it’s too easy to blame the messenger. However, how do we know this wasn’t caused by other circumstances? Or even outside of Hoboken? Do you check every spot of your car before and after? Every day? And no make, model, color or license plate was ever mentioned about said car that was keyed – so it just appears to be a random act of vandalism. Hey, it’s happened to me too (before 411 even existed – who can I blame?)… so I’d recommend just chalking it up to “living in the city…”

What are all your thoughts about this?

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See what caused this headache after the jump…

11/8/2008:

Hoboken411 reader Alec sent in this picture last month of a curious parking situation on Bloomfield Street. (I doctored it up a bit…)

Hoboken411 reader photo of the day – 11/8/2008

The people pictured below have used the beige pickup truck, silver Harley and beige Jeep Cherokee (not pictured) to keep the same three parking spots on Bloomfield st for the past 17 days… and I’m not quite sure if I’m annoyed or impressed…

Anyway… with street paving scheduled for tomorrow… will they be able to keep the streak going? Will they make it to 56 consecutive days and break Joltin’ Joe DiMaggio’s record???

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[Stay tuned for tomorrow’s Readerpix entry! – Note: one reader’s photo(s) will be featured each day at approximately 11am. Unless your photo is time-sensitive – it will be published in the order it was received!]

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66 Comments on "Readerpix: Parking Joe DiMaggios"

Stpaddygirl
Member

After reading this thread I am wondering where exactly my car is parked and hopefully I didn’t leave it on Vezzetti Way near the rail yard. Otherwise it might be floating by my apartment..

Katie_Scarlett
Member

[quote comment=”125521″]Funny how he didn’t mind “anonymous threats” when he was making one of his own.[/quote]
Ha ha ha EXACTLY

Well this keying couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy. Karma’s a bitch and so is the guy parking his cars this way!!

potatochip
Member

[quote comment=”125651″]In regards to people who park at the end or beginning of a block, i just want to say that sometimes they don’t have a choice. I’ve done it many times after driving around for a hour. however, I usually get up and move the car before 7:45 am, and I always try to leave room for the car in front or in back of me in case they need to get out.

I often see people park in such a way, that they take up two spots. Totally selfish. I think they do this to protect their precious vehicles. In a town with such little parking, we all need to be considerate of one another.

Maybe that what this guy was hoggin two spaces and somebody finally had enough of it.[/quote]

Parking at the corner is not acceptable and endangers everyone. Cars & Pedestrians alike… It is completely rude and obnoxious and if you can’t find parking pay the five bucks and throw it in a garage.

You pretty much deserve to be keyed & towed for endangering the lives of others.

abred0803
Member
abred0803
[quote comment=”125618″][quote comment=”60″]I’m sorry, but I must say I am a little confused. There is something not adding up here, so i am asking to see if anyone can clear it up/agree. See, in the original post the person who took the picture and sent it in wrote that the three cars taking up space are a “beige pickup truck, silver Harley and beige Jeep Cherokee (not pictured).” However, the person who wrote 411 about his car being keyed is showing pictures of a black car. Therefore, is it really any of the cars shown in the original picture (there are no black cars in the picture at all) and if it was someone on 411 that did it, wouldn’t there have to be a point of reference to a black car? Just saying, if you are going to accuse someone of being a part of the crime, you should have solid evidence to begin with. Maybe next time you should look at the people that you have threatened and/or pissed off by saying oh so nice things to when they politely ask if you can move your bike up so they too can park there. Karma always rules darlin’. [/quote] I noticed that too. The original posting said one car was not pictured so I assumed the one scratched was that one, but after a second read it said both were beige. Then there was a post where the guy said how much they were registered for and mentioned… Read more »
Rich
Member
Rich

In regards to people who park at the end or beginning of a block, i just want to say that sometimes they don’t have a choice. I’ve done it many times after driving around for a hour. however, I usually get up and move the car before 7:45 am, and I always try to leave room for the car in front or in back of me in case they need to get out.

I often see people park in such a way, that they take up two spots. Totally selfish. I think they do this to protect their precious vehicles. In a town with such little parking, we all need to be considerate of one another.

Maybe that what this guy was hoggin two spaces and somebody finally had enough of it.

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