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Windshield Tweets: Litter Bugs!

10/20/2010:

[Continuing the ORIGINAL Hoboken411 "Windshield Twittering" series...]

Windshield junk sucks; but do you need to litter?

Most of us hate the Windshield SPAM we all get. This week’s culprits are Carmina Limousine, and Zap Lube. Both business are NOT located in Hoboken – but have an indirect negative effect on the city they wish to do business with.

However, it’s my belief that since the windshield spammers are pretty good at putting the leaflets underneath the wiper blade (unlike the Hoboken Parking Utility who can’t muster up the energy) – that the car owners themselves are the ones responsible for just tossing them on the ground.

Just because you didn’t want the flier doesn’t mean you should make your own Hoboken neighborhood more disgusting. Just bring it in your car and toss it out in the proper receptacle!

C’mon, folks!

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Windshield Tweets: SPAM!

10/15/2010:

[Continuing the ORIGINAL Hoboken411 "Windshield Twittering" series...]

Hey, when did I sign up for that?

No AdvertisementsThe worst Windshield Tweets in Hoboken are the unsolicited SPAM you’ll find under the wiper.

Now I’ll admit, maybe one out of 20 fliers left on my car might have sparked some interest at some point in the past – but the vast majority get discarded (often on the sidewalks, further cluttering our city).

But the kicker here is, that some of these fliers get painfully stuck to the windshield especially after it rains, then dries. Many are hard to peel off. At this point, it becomes an annoying safety hazard.

Is it time for “no advertisement” stickers for cars too?

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Windshield Tweet: 1 Hour Parking

10/14/2010:

[Continuing the ORIGINAL Hoboken411 "Windshield Twittering" series...]

1 hour parking; yeah, so?

Can’t figure out what the purpose of this Windshield Tweet is… a sign that simply says “1 Hour Parking.”

A couple scenarios could be…

  • From an angry observer, who witnessed this person “stuff the meter…”
  • Maybe someone who put money into the meter and it didn’t register?

That’s about all I could come up with. Any ideas?

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Windshield Tweet: Delivery Amnesty

10/13/2010:

[Continuing the ORIGINAL Hoboken411 "Windshield Twittering" series...]

I am feeding people and will be right back!

How do you feel about this type of Hoboken Windshield Tweet?

It’s obvious there are countless food establishments that deliver in Hoboken (like Mr. Wraps pictured below). But how can they run their business if they don’t park illegally (either double parking or intersection parking) much of the time?

  • One logical response might be: “Ride a bike” or something along those lines.
  • But for busy establishments, would a bike always be prudent? (I know Sri Thai, H&S Giovanni, and many other places that do fine with just bicycles).
  • What about businesses that also deliver to surrounding cities?
  • Should temporary “delivery zones” be establish on each and every street in Hoboken to allow for short-term parking?

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Windshield Tweet: Handicapped Hater

10/12/2010:

[Continuing the ORIGINAL Hoboken411 "Windshield Twittering" series...]

Get out of my blue spot!

This car, who is fortunate enough to have a handicapped spot in Hoboken, seems to have a “system” of handling “blind” drivers who cannot seem to obey the blue lines on the pavement.

The theory here is, that discourteous drivers have done this many times in the past – and the driver actually has pre-made printouts of this warning about his “big” Cadillac, and how hard it is to park.

No offense to the handicapped Caddy driver – but c’mon – your spot already has tons of room! If you can’t park your car there – then maybe it’s time to “hang the keys up,” and find alternative ways to get around. Because frankly, I’d be nervous driving within 100 feet of you!

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New 411 Feature: Windshield Twittering

10/11/2010:

Communicating via windshields happens fairly often!

After walking the streets on Hoboken411-related jobs for so many years – it became apparent that a separate category needed to be created for the myriad of notes and other messages left under windshield wipers here in the Mile Square.

So today marks the birth of Hoboken Windshield Twittering (you can find this category in the menu above – under “features”). Each day this week will feature a different post about the various kinds of things you’ll find even on your own vehicle!

To kick things off….

Hoboken Windshield Tweet: Your car is damaged

Starting off the new Windshield Tweet feature – we’ll get the most useful one out of the way first: Your car was damaged in an accident.

This windshield tweet is a good idea. Often times, when Hoboken Police handle a hit & run incident and are unable to locate the owner, they’ll leave case number information on the car.

In this particular instance – it appears that a regular citizen was the one that damaged this car – and kindly left a note indicating that he knocked the driver mirror off. Honest folks like this are hard to find!

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