Precious and Privileged Parking?

9/21/2009:

Hoboken411 reader Lobstergirl is curious about one particular Hoboken business that seems to have carte blanche to park illegally and commit vehicular infractions without penalty…

Things that make you go hmmmm…

“Ever Notice these 3 cars parked every day in front of Precious Chinese Restaurant (128 Wash) ILLEGALLY, in the Yellow – and who’s driver’s make obscene U turns in front of cars by the minute? Why aren’t they ticketed but instead given a Free Pass to park there?”

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38 Comments on "Precious and Privileged Parking?"

realstuff
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realstuff

Tp clarify: Glatt ran for coucil many years ago and since becoming a judge (well over 10 years), was not permitted to engage in politics.

realstuff
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realstuff

Frank Pupie Raia’s main point in his previous run for Hoboken Mayor was there is NO parking in Hoboken. Unfortunately, this is still the case. Right now the 411 Mayoral poll has Pupie Raia in the 5th spot. As people get aquainted with former Judge Glatt, don’t be surprised if she goes neck-in-neck for Brinkman’s third spot. Leaving out the political spin, Glatt’s municipal court was a good tight-ship and she is experienced in making varied decisions every day. Her and Brinkman are the least political of the bunch with the republician Brinkman being well-liked and relatively new to politics. Glatt ran for council many years and as a judge was not permitted to engage in political activities.

NickAdams
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NickAdams

What about all the private cars with police badges in their front windows that park wherever they want, including handicapped parking and corners where anyone else gets a ticket? These are not police cars but owned by cops or relatives of cops. This behavior just causes a lack of respect for the law.

And while we’re on privileged parking, why did the city ever turn a public street (Newark next to the main post office) over to the post office for free parking for it’s employees?

escaped68
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These badges are not only for friends and family, a yearly donation is made to the PBA and you get a badge. Not all PBA locals “sell” these but i know of people who get them and they have no direct connections with any police agency.

In response to NickAdams who said:
What about all the private cars with police badges in their front windows that park wherever they want, including handicapped parking and corners where anyone else gets a ticket? These are not police cars but owned by cops or relatives of cops. This behavior just causes a lack of respect for the law.

And while we’re on privileged parking, why did the city ever turn a public street (Newark next to the main post office) over to the post office for free parking for it’s employees?

JJB
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Those badges are different than the friends and family get out of jail free badge. The cops can tell the difference. My sister is a Jersey state cop, she told me this information.

In response to escaped68 who said:
These badges are not only for friends and family, a yearly donation is made to the PBA and you get a badge. Not all PBA locals “sell” these but i know of people who get them and they have no direct connections with any police agency.

escaped68
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What you are talking about are PBA cards, the type are family and regular cards. They look alike except “family” is writen on family cards and the others are standard PBA cards.

In response to JJB who said:
Those badges are different than the friends and family get out of jail free badge. The cops can tell the difference. My sister is a Jersey state cop, she told me this information.

NickAdams
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NickAdams

Maybe someone should follow the traffic enforcement agents and see if they ticket cars without a badge and don’t ticket cars with a badge for the same infraction or even in the same location.

In response to escaped68 who said:
These badges are not only for friends and family, a yearly donation is made to the PBA and you get a badge. Not all PBA locals “sell” these but i know of people who get them and they have no direct connections with any police agency.

elainetyger
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elainetyger

They could always put a blank ticket under the windshield wiper of the “special” cars.

In response to NickAdams who said:
Maybe someone should follow the traffic enforcement agents and see if they ticket cars without a badge and don’t ticket cars with a badge for the same infraction or even in the same location.

plywood
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plywood

Elainetyger is often spot-on. There’s a good idea here. I have occasionally in the past when someone has blocked a crosswalk or done something similar I have put a brief note under the windshield wiper. Nothing irate, just “PLEASE don’t park here, it is blocking the crosswalk” “it is dangerous for people with strollers to walk around”, etc. At least they know someone has been inconvenienced. If someone parks in your driveway, a note like “Please don’t park here, next time it’s a tow”. Not nasty, just perhaps make some of the borderline cases feel uncomfortable enough not to do it again. Beats doing nothing.

In response to elainetyger who said:
They could always put a blank ticket under the windshield wiper of the “special” cars.

Journey
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Journey

And no I’m not whining like a little girl because I got busted. I could legally drive in this state, but I don’t, I feel my vision is bad enough I would be putting my life ant the lives of other people at risk if I did.

I’m concerned because I know someone that got run over at the corner of 5th and Adams. I have no intention of getting hit.

Rand Hoppe
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Rand Hoppe

I often wonder how many parking spots are taken by restaurant employees on “Restaurant Row” (Wash betw. 5th & 6th). I’ve seen many sleeping workers, meter feeding, and spot exchanges going on there while I was enjoying a tasty lunch in one of their cafes.

patssoxrevscelts
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patssoxrevscelts

Most of them park on Bloomfield. It’s much cheaper and easier to get a business permit and park on a residential street than feed the meter/get a garage spot.

In response to Rand Hoppe who said:
I often wonder how many parking spots are taken by restaurant employees on “Restaurant Row” (Wash betw. 5th & 6th). I’ve seen many sleeping workers, meter feeding, and spot exchanges going on there while I was enjoying a tasty lunch in one of their cafes.

Rand Hoppe
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Rand Hoppe

No doubt most do park with business permits on Bloomfield, but has anyone else seen the sleeping-in-the-car, meter feeding and spot exchanges on Wash. between 5th and 6th that I have?

In response to patssoxrevscelts who said:
Most of them park on Bloomfield. It’s much cheaper and easier to get a business permit and park on a residential street than feed the meter/get a garage spot.

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