Water Cooler – 5/2/2007
As 411 nearly approaches 25,000 comments, the selection mechanism for picking this list each week gets more and more random.
Was slightly incommunicado this past weekend, and missed some good comments in the Hoboken Citizen Parking Authority entry, where a City Hall employee stresses how illegal it is to put the proposed HCPA notes on perpetual offending vehicles. He instead suggested that “law abiding citizens” should instead just write city hall with their issues. For one thing, it’s not an advertisement, it’s a notice that the city was notified and it actually gives the offender time to move it prior to ticket and tow. How about this suggestion: make a provision in the ordinance that allows citizen issued “law breaking” notices? How many times have YOU written our City Hall and gotten a response? This idea just gives it higher visibility, and as a result, more results. Oh, and that entry had a lot of nonsense regarding violent acts as a result of “touching” other people’s cars.
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Here’s a few others picked out of the barrel. Don’t forget to VOTE next Tuesday!
- Real Estate – State of the Market
Mel says: “Maybe if we figure out the edge of the flood zone we can quickly scoop up our McCondo because EVERYONE wants waterfront property!”
- Toll Brothers BBQ
NickAdams says: “Actually, your housing choices are pretty limited at $650,000 too.”
- Helmers Restaurant
mcspacebar says: “I hope they open soon. great beer selection, and the food was pretty good too. The place needed a little sprucing up, so now it will be all spiffy new!”
- Election mudslinging and trolls
YipYap says: “I for one will be glad when the elections are over the internet mudslinging ends and we can get back to discussing the latest in Hoboken eateries, and the other more banal topics like which dry cleaner is the best and why we can’t have pedi-cabs.”
- Flood Damage Assessment
rag246 says: “My sneakers got wet and now they smell. That would make me “affected”, according to the list.”
- Reader Mail: Another Caddy!
whewwhewwhew says: “Nothing says DWI more than a guy in a suit on a bike…”
Lincoln78 says: “When they scoff that I live in Hoboken, I ask them what I’m missing out on by not specifically living on Manhattan island. The overcrowding? The “Culture”? The exorbitant rents? Usually that leaves ’em with a blank stare.”