Hoboken Boot Brigade out of control?

Parking signs suddenly change in Hoboken – no notice given?

Hoboken411 reader Kirk sent in this note and photo after some new parking signs unexpectedly went up – without notice (or a grace period) for residents and visitors alike. Is it possible enforcement began before ordinances were made official?

Letter: Another sad day in Hoboken parking history

Kirk wrote:

“After living in Hoboken for the past 5 years – I’m officially done!

Everyone in the Upper West of Hoboken knows that the 12 – 13th block on Madison Street is one of the few places when you have friends visiting Hoboken they can park for free and not have to worry about Hoboken’s ridiculous parking rules. Well, that’s officially over.

I came home from a great dinner with friends to find EIGHT boots on cars on 12th & Madison. Thankfully none of them were ours, but any Hoboken resident knows the pain a boot brings to your everyday life, and seeing this was just infuriating. I was there two short days ago and didn’t see one parking regulation sign. Judging by the 8 boots in one city block, I’m sure these residents didn’t notice either. So here we are, Hoboken is almost $3,000 richer at the expense of its residents.

When were the signs put up? Was fair notice given? I’m sure the answer to both of these is no. It’s another sad day in Hoboken Parking History.”

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8 Comments on "Hoboken Boot Brigade out of control?"


Member
hobokenj
3 years 4 months ago

while I agree that the reason for new stricter enforcement of the law of permit parking (which is pretty clear and has been around for ever) is fishy, but they are just enforcing a law. It is not stealing and should not hurt residents, since residents should be clear on the laws, it hurts out of towers. I do believe the administration in-ability to manage their finances has caused the the increase and that is wrong. This is a band aid and we need to fix the budget mess and this is not the way to do it.

That all being said You have lived here for 5 years, you know the parking laws. Basically you are admitting you knew it was illegal but used to get away with it and now pissed because you can not.

Thats like saying I drink and drive al the time and never had a problem, I am pissed they had a DUI stop with no warning. You know the law, you took a chance breaking it hoping you would not get caught, but you did. Deal with it,

Member
whineanddineinhob
3 years 4 months ago

This wacky administration has buried itself in legal fees and it doesn’t know where it’s next dime is going to come from. An independent outside audit should be conducted to see where the funds of the HPU are being used.

Member
LobstaGirl
3 years 4 months ago

Funny how when the city needs money it begins to enforce the laws that knowingly bring in revenue.

What is with the RED lines now being painted around the corners of some intersections?

Member
westcoastbound
3 years 4 months ago

Go, Hoboken! After years and years of allowing friends of the council to take advantage of the rest of the population, it’s great to see punishment for rules finally being meted out fairly. And for those of you pissed at the City for actually enforcing parking rules, how do you feel about former Mayor Anthony Russo still not paying back the over $300,000 he owes the City according to court order?

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whineanddineinhob
3 years 4 months ago

Yeah jackass. Keep living in the past and see how far it gets you. It’s the CURRENT administration that’s robbing you blind.[quote comment=”214914″]Go, Hoboken! After years and years of allowing friends of the council to take advantage of the rest of the population, it’s great to see punishment for rules finally being meted out fairly. And for those of you pissed at the City for actually enforcing parking rules, how do you feel about former Mayor Anthony Russo still not paying back the over $300,000 he owes the City according to court order?[/quote]

Member
beerzgood
3 years 4 months ago

Hey Kirk,

Do you monitor the signage on any other blocks in town?

Member
animal_lover
3 years 4 months ago

I see so many signs around Hoboken that keep cropping up. I wonder if they are from the city are the work of some prankster. Do standard signs have to have yet another sign citing chapter and verse of the law. These overabundance of signs are so distracting the city could by held liable for accidents caused by the distraction created.
[quote comment=”214903″]Hey Kirk,Do you monitor the signage on any other blocks in town?[/quote]