Readerpix: A new contest idea?

12/22/2008:

Not sure if I can make this into an official contest yet – but Hoboken411 reader Bwat gets the Readerpix entry today with a great idea!

How many offenses can you get in one photo?

“I was so inspired by that picture of a cop car parked in the handicapped zone, when I saw this scene while waiting for a bus at Washington St & 3rd yesterday, I had to take a photo. How many violations can H411 readers spot? Worse, how much money did the city of Hoboken lose by not enforcing these violations? — signed, just wondering

(On the attached photo, you’ll see 5 possible ticketable offenses: the car in the foreground was parked for who knows how long in front of a bus stop AND the front of his car was in the bank driveway. Buses pulling in and out had to go around him, while negotiating the ice and snow. Nice guy. The middle car, was the slacker of the bunch, he just ran into Starbucks for a minute, something we all do now and then. The champion of the block was the double-parker in the back of the picture. Not only did he double park and disappear, but the person he was blocking came back to their car and couldn’t pull out. The legally parked car, the one with the headlights on, was blowing the horn for over 10 minutes without relief.)”

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My guess is – that you might find the most offenses near the double parking zones – like Fiore’s Deli – or Benny Tudino’s (remember that Memorial Day “double parker super-highway” picture I took earlier this year?)

So far we have five offenses – break the record by sending more in!

What do you think the maximum number you can cram into one photo is?

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8 Comments on "Readerpix: A new contest idea?"

Litteredboken
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Litteredboken

Oh my god, flashback to the 80s. No budgeing in line! Are you from the midwest?

The Honorable Biffy
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The Honorable Biffy
[quote comment=”123900″]This morning I got into my car, started it up, put it into gear when an elderly woman double parked me in. I rolled my window down and very kindly told her I was leaving. Her response, “I’m just going in for a pack of cigarettes. I’ll only be a minute.” Seriously? I said, “maam, I really need to get to work.” Her response, “Don’t worry, I’ll only be a minute” as she proceeded to walk into Capperino’s deli. WTF! There was nothing I could do, like calling Hoboken’s finest – as she would probably smoke the pack before they got there. So I waited and she came back out, got in her car and drove off. No “thank you for waiting” or an apology. What the hell is wrong with people these days?[/quote] Dude – you need to take the law into your own hands — as much as the cops would not come for you calling them on her, they would not come for her calling them on you. Some asshole on 5th, in front of the library, snowblowed all the snow into the side of my car….it froze into huge chunks of ice…so as i scraped these chunks of ice off my car, I made sure to smash them on the sidewalk. I prob would have followed that bitch inside, budged in front of her and bought 10, pick 4 lottery tickets, while i sat there and made up 10 4 number combinations. — trust me,… Read more »
Sidd Finch
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Sidd Finch

Is that a banana in your tailpipe?

beamrider9
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beamrider9

Do these double parkers (like old smoking lady) lock their cars? If not, I can use my imagination and come up with quite a few ways out of it.

Katie_Scarlett
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You didn’t get out and start screaming? Seriously, make a scene – threaten her. The cops will be there in a minute.

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