Thanksgiving Thievery?

Why would Hoboken tow on Thanksgiving weekend?

Hoboken411 reader Sarah brought up a very good point.

With extensive travel from residents this weekend, you’d think that the “Temporary Police Regulation” signs would be relaxed, as many folks will not be around to move their cars, etc. But there are blocks and blocks of signs around town that will undoubtedly lead to more money being stuffed into city coffers. She says:

“I noticed yesterday there were “No parking, tow away” signs put up all over Monroe, Jackson, and Harrison Streets for this coming Saturday, November 24th, from 9 am to 4 pm. With that being said, many people have gone out of town and will be ticketed and/or towed on Saturday. Why of all the weekends would they choose the weekend after Thanksgiving? I understand the City is trying to clean-up, but they chose the wrong time!”

Do you think this is right, despite Hurricane Sandy being a shade under a month ago?

9 Responses

  1. AMG1055 says:

    Why would they tow? To make money.

    Simple!

  2. Chow says:

    I guess Sarah the Entitled thinks the needs of the many are secondary to a good parking spot.

  3. chrisjur says:

    There is a 4th Ward volunteer-led cleanup effort and the Hoboken Fire Department is also washing down the streets of the leftover toxic sludge, which is still all over the place.

  4. Chow says:

    Self-absorbed entitled people like Sarah just do not get it. Doing the cleanup on this weekend makes the most sense. There were few cars on the street, which makes it easier to find parking in other areas. I guess the right time to do this is when it is a busy weekend or when Sarah approves. I suspect Pricess Sarah has a realm where unicorns roam and municipal services cater to her every need.

    • briank says:

      Chow nailed it. The town is gross- there is trash, rotting debris, construction trash, not to mention the slime that was left as the floodwaters receded (no rain since the hurricane means all these streets and sidewalks are still toxic). The city said street cleaning was supposed to start last week but I still haven’t seen a street cleaner. It also seems to me many people are taking advantage of the leeway the city has given regarding trash to get around using proper construction dumpsters etc. I have tried to walk down sidewalks covered with floorboards with nails sticking out, rugs, etc- almost four weeks after the storm so probably not from flooded property. I would have liked to see the city offer some employee bonus/ double time to work the Thanksgiving weekend to take advantage of the quiet time to get some clean up, street cleaning, and tree removal done. [quote comment=”218347″]Self-absorbed entitled people like Sarah just do not get it. Doing the cleanup on this weekend makes the most sense. There were few cars on the street, which makes it easier to find parking in other areas. I guess the right time to do this is when it is a busy weekend or when Sarah approves. I suspect Pricess Sarah has a realm where unicorns roam and municipal services cater to her every need.[/quote]

      • animal_lover says:

        Briank, a voice of reason. Leaving debris with nail and other shsrp objects all day and half the night is treacherous. The leaves on the street have created a breading ground for roaches.

        I do want to take a minute to praise a parks crew that did an awesome job of cutting the numerous “widow makers” hanging from the trees after both storms.[quote comment=”218353″]Chow nailed it. The town is gross- there is trash, rotting debris, construction trash, not to mention the slime that was left as the floodwaters receded (no rain since the hurricane means all these streets and sidewalks are still toxic). The city said street cleaning was supposed to start last week but I still haven’t seen a street cleaner. It also seems to me many people are taking advantage of the leeway the city has given regarding trash to get around using proper construction dumpsters etc. I have tried to walk down sidewalks covered with floorboards with nails sticking out, rugs, etc- almost four weeks after the storm so probably not from flooded property. I would have liked to see the city offer some employee bonus/ double time to work the Thanksgiving weekend to take advantage of the quiet time to get some clean up, street cleaning, and tree removal done.[/quote]

  5. Craig-D says:

    This post makes no sense. If so many people extensively traveled, odds are they did so via their cars. Hence, they didn’t leave them behind to get towed. The fact is Hoboken was a ghost town during Thanksgiving weekend (I know, because I hosted my family here this year). The streets were devoid of cars. It was thus in fact the best weekend to clean the streets.

  6. homeworld says:

    They had been announcing that for days on the City’s website, email blasts, texts, etc. They needed to clean the streets and get the debris off the sidewalks. Doing the cleanup on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, to me at least, makes the most sense of any other day. Most people were out of town so it won’t inconvenience them.

    Does Sarah rather the city remain bathed in filth from the flooding?

  7. briank says:

    Monday and Tuesday came and went and no scheduled street cleaning on my street. So I parked in a meter spot on First St for the night yesterday and no ticket. So apparently even though HPU said full parking enforcement is in effect as of Nov 19, obviously that is not the case. So it leaves everyone scratching their heads once again.

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