Readerpix: Anchored Car!

11/17/2009:

Hoboken411 reader Chrissy sent in this picture of what appears to be an abandoned (or “anchored”) car!

Hoboken411 reader photo of the day – 11/17/2009

“The car in the attached picture has not moved in over 2 months! I live in the neighborhood (this is around 1st and Madison) and when I move my car 1 or 2X’s a week I have noticed this car never moves. (its hogging the space) I often have to walk by it and noticed it had a flat for over a month and a half. I don’t know if this guy is saving on monthly parking and is willing to get a ticket once a week or what.. guess it works out to be a deal for the car owner?”

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7 Comments on "Readerpix: Anchored Car!"

pupcorn
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pupcorn

This car has been parked on 1st and madison for over 3 months! Flat tire, no tire.. now it has a new tire..
Still hasn’t moved.. its a fixture at this point..I think someone lives inside??

i’m wondering how long until the car gets towed.. will it be a year or too..

HomeTeam
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HomeTeam

HPD or PBA Shield exemption?

drdrool
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drdrool

I go by this car every day. It has been there since the beginning of summer and had a flat tire for the past few months. The owner was nice enough to change the flat tire last weekend but not move it. How does the street sweeper not notice this car every week? Doesn’t a traffic cop write tickets with the street sweeping? Another example of a HPU failure.

hobokenj
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hobokenj

If the owner finds it cheaper to pay the tickets every month instead of paying for a garage, how is this an HPU failure? Its in HPU interest for this to go on. Thats a nice revenue stream.

In response to drdrool who said:
I go by this car every day. It has been there since the beginning of summer and had a flat tire for the past few months. The owner was nice enough to change the flat tire last weekend but not move it. How does the street sweeper not notice this car every week? Doesn’t a traffic cop write tickets with the street sweeping? Another example of a HPU failure.

drdrool
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drdrool

Because it is not ticketed. I walk by this car a few times a day. Flyers would stay but only one ticket since the beginning of the summer.

In response to hobokenj who said:
If the owner finds it cheaper to pay the tickets every month instead of paying for a garage, how is this an HPU failure? Its in HPU interest for this to go on. Thats a nice revenue stream.

hobokenj
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hobokenj

Have you actual seen the street cleaner go past and not ticket the vehicle or you have never seen a ticket on the winshield?

In response to drdrool who said:
Because it is not ticketed. I walk by this car a few times a day. Flyers would stay but only one ticket since the beginning of the summer.

bbman529
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bbman529

not a bad deal.. about $20-$70 cheaper then most garages. I wonder if the city will eventually boot a car or tow it if they see its been there for that long

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