Hoboken Parking Rant

Hoboken Parking Rules – sometimes enforced, sometimes “bent”

One Hoboken411 reader who wishes to remain anonymous adds to the pile of complaints about parking in the Mile Square:

“I’m a mid 20’s Hoboken resident, currently residing on 7th and Bloomfield, and have been in Hoboken for going on almost 3 years.

I started out doing a with a car, doing the reverse commute into NJ, but no longer have a car and now work in Manhattan. I’ve held off writing, for what reason, I’m not really sure, but I guess have finally gotten so irritated that I wanted to write in regarding Hoboken parking.

When I had my car, I received plenty of tickets… some right, some wrong and was booted and towed once, so I know the procedure with that sort of thing. Since I no longer have my car, it’s no longer a worry of mine, however, with my girlfriend living outside of Hoboken, I still deal with the disaster that is Hoboken parking. My girlfriend has been ticketed 3 times so far over the past 6 months, all of which, in my mind should have been reversed, but the time it would take to fight it has just unfortunately not been worth it.

The one ticket was during the snowstorm when the snow banks made reaching the meters impossible and the other 2 have been while parking next to faulty meters, where every other quarter or sometimes every other 2 quarters only adds time. It’s absolutely ridiculous. With such limited parking and extremely tricky/strict parking rules, I would expect for the meters to at least be functioning properly.”

Hoboken City vehicles get no tickets

“I guess I should say, what finally set me off on this rant is something that I witness day after day, after day, on my walk down to the Path. If you ever have a moment, come by the area of 7th and Bloomfield / 7th and Washington around 8am or in the evening, and look for a white Jeep Grand Cherokee with Municipal plates. This vehicle 9 times out of 10 will be illegally parked, yet never ticketed, booted, towed, etc. I’ve been hesitant to take a picture with my cell, as I live right there and am pretty sure the guy lives close by too, so would just like to avoid any drama.

The most recent incident particularly got me hot under the collar. This vehicle was clearly parked illegally on 7th and Washington, right on the corner, with the street sweeper sitting right behind it and the little HPU car in front writing tickets. The HPU skipped right over the white Jeep and went on to write 3 straight tickets for cars parked only 2 spots away. Granted these cars should have been moved for street cleaning, but at least they were in legit spots.

This vehicle with Municipal plates was parked next to the yellow curb and in the way of the street cleaner, but of course, no ticket was issued. I can’t tell you how many times at the 2 intersections mentioned above I see this nonsense happen. Only here and there do I actually see this guy park in a legitimate parking spot.

Anyway, I apologize for the rant, but hopefully this might aid you in yet another story of rules being broken by people and the HPU bending it for these people.”

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22 Comments on "Hoboken Parking Rant"

wiskeytango1
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wiskeytango1

MUOSHSHU /17 has your number..first off you posted geese are so cute.. So are little monkeys. You can’t deny that you did not post that. If 17 labeled you QUEEN BEE I HAVE TO CALL YOU MOTHER GOOSE The pilot that made a belly landing in the Hudson on a cold day dosen’t think their cute..The only other cause I can figure what brought the airbuss down was your Prostihetic leg,dentures and your wig while cruising up the hudson getting sucked into the planes air intake.A condescending girl such as you should take up a hobby such as paint ball shooting or javlin catching without a vest..MOTHER GOOSE IS ON THE LOOSE,LOOKOUT .. 😀

mooshu
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mooshu

Just because an institution claims to be a “non-profit” doesn’t mean it is.

In any case, thanks, Hoboken17, for proving time and time again that you are the same person you have a problem with– an idiot, specifically an immature one who meddles in the affairs of others like an old lady with way too much time on her hands.

And Whisker, much as I’d love to exchange words with you, I’m having trouble understanding what you’re expressing (as usual). The gist of your posts seems to be a love affair with geese? Perhaps you aren’t as lonely as I thought you were.

Hoboken17
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Hoboken17
Well in your warped fucking mind it doesnt but in the real world you need to file on both the state and federal levels, including the IRS, to be recognized as a non-profit. If you think they are doing something shady, which is exactly what you are implying, then call the FBI or STFU. Little girl, there is nobody on this site that meddles in more people’s business and in such an amazingly immature way than you. Maybe that’s why everybody on this site absolutely hates you. I’m not the one who attacked a guy for posting that he misplaced his girlfriend’s purse at a bar in hopes of having someone returning it. I’m not the one who completely made up a story about his girlfriend puking in the bathroom. By posting something in the lost and found section of this website, did he invite you to belittle him and call him and and his girlfriend an idiot? Nope, but you felt the need to do it anyway. If that’s not meddling in someone’s business i’m really not sure what is. A guy cant hope that someone found his lost item without you fucking yapping in his ear about how dumb he is?? You make up ridiculous stories about everyone, how they need adult diapers, how they have small dicks, how they masturbate constantly…the list goes on and on and on. You don’t think that’s immature? You dont even know these people so why make shit up about them? Yet,… Read more »
mooshu
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mooshu
Yawn. Whining about someone calling you on your crap time and time again has obviously not made you sound like less of a jerk. Reread your post for a clue. I think you may have me confused with someone who cares about being liked– I’ve said it a million times before that I’m not a participant in a popularity contest on 411 (or anywhere for that matter). I’ve never mentioned anything about being smarter than anyone. I don’t wait like you do for someone to come to my rescue on online boards, because I can fend for myself unlike you. And quite frankly, in spite of what you think of my “career”, although you know a mere sliver about what I do for a living, no dog I’ve picked up after has shat more than you have so far. Have a wonderful weekend, nutjob. [quote comment=”208503″]Well in your warped fucking mind it doesnt but in the real world you need to file on both the state and federal levels, including the IRS, to be recognized as a non-profit. If you think they are doing something shady, which is exactly what you are implying, then call the FBI or STFU.Little girl, there is nobody on this site that meddles in more people’s business and in such an amazingly immature way than you. Maybe that’s why everybody on this site absolutely hates you. I’m not the one who attacked a guy for posting that he misplaced his girlfriend’s purse at a bar… Read more »
Hoboken17
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Hoboken17
You never say that you’re smarter than people? How bout that guy who posted that lost item? When you told him how stupid he is for doing something like that and then going on to tell the world exactly you do things so that it would happen to you…..that’s not saying that you’re smarter than that person? Even in this thread you tell a person “That said, before opening your pie hole, you may want to live here for more than “several months” and get to know our town a little better. Jackass.” That’s not saying that you’re smarter than the person who commented? You’re delusional on many many levels. As for not winning popularity contests, well you’ve done a great job there because everyone here cant stand you or anything about you. I will have a great weekend….enjoy the dog shit.[quote comment=”208509″]Yawn. Whining about someone calling you on your crap time and time again has obviously not made you sound like less of a jerk. Reread your post for a clue.I think you may have me confused with someone who cares about being liked– I’ve said it a million times before that I’m not a participant in a popularity contest on 411 (or anywhere for that matter). I’ve never mentioned anything about being smarter than anyone. I don’t wait like you do for someone to come to my rescue on online boards, because I can fend for myself unlike you. And quite frankly, in spite of what you think… Read more »
wiskeytango1
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wiskeytango1
hoboken 17 dont pick on mother goose aka goose down aka feathers. This is the duckling’s sounding board for no one else will pay attention to it.opp’s mother goose.If you say the glass is half full she says it’s half empty…New kid on the block attempting to take people to school but schools out! 17 if the mother goose loves to pick up caa caa dog goose geese cats..let her do it…As you can see she has no life and most of us are on the beach on our laptops.Goose feathers menu for today is as follows .a CALL TO THE PIZZA PLACE..DONT GET MUTZ IN YOUR KEYBOARD…HUGS MOTHER GOOSE 😳 [quote comment=”208513″]You never say that you’re smarter than people? How bout that guy who posted that lost item? When you told him how stupid he is for doing something like that and then going on to tell the world exactly you do things so that it would happen to you…..that’s not saying that you’re smarter than that person? Even in this thread you tell a person “That said, before opening your pie hole, you may want to live here for more than “several months” and get to know our town a little better. Jackass.” That’s not saying that you’re smarter than the person who commented? You’re delusional on many many levels. As for not winning popularity contests, well you’ve done a great job there because everyone here cant stand you or anything about you. I will have a great… Read more »
mooshu
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mooshu

I find it really interesting that slow people obsessed with the All Caps key and stupid abbreviations like “E-Z”, who miss the point of this article (that some a-holes vehicle owners do, in fact, get away with all sorts of behavior) have the audacity to call others slow on this thread.

One snowstorm was mentioned and, in case you weren’t here, Jan, which I sense you weren’t, it did paralyze our city back in December, 2010. It took hours for ambulances to reach anyone. Buses got stuck. The whole shebang.

That said, before opening your pie hole, you may want to live here for more than “several months” and get to know our town a little better. Jackass.

wiskeytango1
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wiskeytango1

moosh mush aka mother goose..no one slower than you,,ever try the microwave or the can opener new invention..Our city right..speaking of pie holes shame on you..if u remember al capp your an old goose..goslen duckling..Go see a jamacian protoligist and check the pie hole..he is called a pokeyman..your a work of art .our city get a life 😛
for sure your not daisy mae.lmaorotf ..our city..yeah your a real bnr/[quote comment=”208454″]I find it really interesting that slow people obsessed with the All Caps key and stupid abbreviations like “E-Z”, who miss the point of this article (that some a-holes vehicle owners do, in fact, get away with all sorts of behavior) have the audacity to call others slow on this thread.One snowstorm was mentioned and, in case you weren’t here, Jan, which I sense you weren’t, it did paralyze our city back in December, 2010. It took hours for ambulances to reach anyone. Buses got stuck. The whole shebang.That said, before opening your pie hole, you may want to live here for more than “several months” and get to know our town a little better. Jackass.[/quote]

Hoboken17
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Hoboken17

Yeah, its almost as bad as when that one idiot of a girl had no idea that a certain children’s school in Hoboken operated as a non-profit and decided it was in her best interest to attempt to publicly undermine their charity event by telling everyone “they have plenty of money.”

Eh, now that I think about it…what she did was despicable so it doesnt even compare to this rant.[quote comment=”208454″]I find it really interesting that slow people obsessed with the All Caps key and stupid abbreviations like “E-Z”, who miss the point of this article (that some a-holes vehicle owners do, in fact, get away with all sorts of behavior) have the audacity to call others slow on this thread.One snowstorm was mentioned and, in case you weren’t here, Jan, which I sense you weren’t, it did paralyze our city back in December, 2010. It took hours for ambulances to reach anyone. Buses got stuck. The whole shebang.That said, before opening your pie hole, you may want to live here for more than “several months” and get to know our town a little better. Jackass.[/quote]

wiskeytango1
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wiskeytango1

hobo 17 dont waist your time ,,mush face is the girl,,mother goose..just love geese going into my jet intake.as long as she wasn’t in the plane lmaorotf[quote comment=”208461″]Yeah, its almost as bad as when that one idiot of a girl had no idea that a certain children’s school in Hoboken operated as a non-profit and decided it was in her best interest to attempt to publicly undermine their charity event by telling everyone “they have plenty of money.”Eh, now that I think about it…what she did was despicable so it doesnt even compare to this rant.[/quote]

janm
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janm

To the mid-20’s gal: Are you a little slow? It sounds like you are. If you’ve gotten so many tickets, you must be. The signs are easy to red and definitely easy to understand. “Permit parking only”; “No parking this day, or that day.” SO EASY TO UNDERSTAND. The snow banks prevented you from putting money in the meter? CLIMB, SISTER. Faulty meters mean DON’T PARK THERE. Perhaps you should live somewhere else, where parking isn’t such a challenge for you and your friend. “Granted these cars should have been moved for street cleaning…” THEN MOVE FOR STREET CLEANING. I moved here several months ago and have not gotten a ticket yet, because, following the rules is SOOOO E-Z. Girl, you need outta Hoboken. 😆

hobokenmike
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hobokenmike

Very interesting. I live on the same block as the municipal lot downtown on Park Ave. Not far from the municipal parking lot is a conveniently located fire hydrant “spot” that residents, visitors, and delivery drivers use as a quick “in-and out” spot. About a month or so ago, there was a sedan that had parked in that hydrant spot during the night hours for DAYS. If that car had spilled over 3 inches into the legal spot, it was a lot. Most times the entire car was in the hydrant zone (illegally) all night. Sometimes I’d come home early from work and it would STILL be there. Never a ticket. I’d love to see it parked there one more time just to see if it has municipal plates. It had the police seal in the window… but so does 90% of the cars in this town.

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