Pay per sit benches in Hoboken?

7/20/2010:

How will the bums eat then?

Several Hoboken411 readers sent this concept video in of a Pay & Sit Bench from German designer Fabian Brunsing. It’s making rounds again despite being posted online a couple years ago – getting mentioned recently in the San Francisco Ripley’s Believe it or Not museum website..

Fans of government over-taxing and control would love this idea. But in the end, it would probably only hurt the homeless! (give ’em hotdogs instead of money).

However, this wouldn’t be a bad idea for the Hoboken City Council chambers! They could solve the budget crisis with the marathon meetings they run!

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8 Comments on "Pay per sit benches in Hoboken?"

animal_lover
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animal_lover

This will certainly cut into the S&M businesses in Hudson County!

rich k
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rich k

Seriously? And the first time a child (or anyone) trips and falls into one of those spikes? The only thing scarier than the idea are the number of people who would consider it.

la-di-da
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la-di-da

Imagine Hoboken 50 years from now (if the whole city doesn’t collapse into the Hudson by then) where everyone could have their own dedicated parking spot in town, and only a unique magnetized signal would retract these spikes from the pavement underneath? Nobody would ever park illegally again! Maybe by then parking offense revenue won’t be so needed to offset other over expenditures, either…

hobposer
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hobposer

I’d like to get this thing installed at my door step. All the delivery guys are welcome to sit on my step, they just gotta pay.

HansBrix
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HansBrix

This was tried earlier on the Trapper Keeper Ultra Keeper Futura S 2000: if anybody but [the owner] tries to hold it, big metal spikes come out and pierce through their hands.

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