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Miracle Parking Job

Hard to believe, but true: Miracle Parking Job in Hoboken

Wow, I did a double-take the other day when I noticed this pickup truck parked near the Hoboken High School. A true miracle parking job that’s for sure.

At first glance at this “legally” parked vehicle, I thought it had to be some kind of private business. But no! It was a Hoboken Board of Education vehicle. Not double parked, not parked on the red curb – but pretty much where cars are supposed to park.

While it’s crappy that a city vehicle took a space away from a resident who may have been able to use it – it is still astounding to witness this rare event (sort of like a blue moon).

Miracle Parking Job Hoboken NJ board of education

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Boot = Theft

Parking boots in Hoboken have to stop!

So much for the city stopping the tyrannical process of STEALING your property and holding it ransom. Take a look at this recently booted car.

Hoboken parking boot hell

Booting with Hoboken residential stickers (and no temp tags!)

What’s worse about this particular boot – is that the person had a residential parking sticker too. That means they’ve previously voluntarily gave the city money for this stupid “privilege” of parking on the street.

Couldn’t they call the resident? Why literally STEAL hundreds of dollars?

Oh, and even if the sticker was “expired,” the resident wouldn’t have been able to buy one of those “scratch off” hang tags eitherbecause the city of Hoboken RAN OUT of them. How do you run out of hang tags? How are people going to park “temporarily?”

Our guess is that they don’t have a sufficient “inventory system” and someone was helping themselves to many of them. Wonder who it was?

Hoboken parking boot hell with residential stickers

HPU forgot something

What exactly did the HPU forget in Hoboken?

The majority of Hoboken residents and visitors have no respect for the HPU (Hoboken Parking “Utility”), because of their outright theft of monies that could easily go towards the local business economy, as well as the total hypocrisy they demonstrate on a daily basis.

But I took a look at one of their money vans the other day, and realized they left some crucial words off the back of their vehicles!

Don’t the administration puppets always brag about their so-called “transparency?” Whatever.

TIP: If you’re coming to Hoboken this weekend, park in a garage. At least your money stays OUT of city coffers, and you’ll be spared a boot, a ticket and a shitload of hassle.

HPU Money Van Robs residents and visitors in Hoboken NJ

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HPU Hypocrisy of the Day – 9/8/2014

Hoboken HPU Hypocrisy of the Day – September 8, 2014

Continuing the “HPU Hypocrisy of the Day” category….

Reader Michael spotted this common occurrence near 3rd & Adams. A city vehicle not only double parked while they tended to personal business – but also blocking that moronic bike lane.

“Small yet classic example of the abuse of power committed every day by Hoboken Municipal workers…”

HPU Hypocrisy double parked bike lane Hoboken NJ

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HPU Hypocrisy of the Day – 8/19/2014

Hoboken HPU Hypocrisy of the Day – August 19, 2014

Continuing the “HPU Hypocrisy of the Day” category….

Every day. Day in and day out. Multiple times a day – these HPU “money vans” double park to issue tickets.

Bottom line – YOU get harassed when you double park to pick up your dry cleaning. They just collect money for city coffers. If it were only the other way around!

HPU Hypocrisy money van violates law

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HPU Hypocrisy of the Day – 8/15/2014

Hoboken HPU Hypocrisy of the Day – August 15, 2014

Continuing the “HPU Hypocrisy of the Day” category….

Proper notice? Fugghedabout it. Courtesy for unsuspecting drivers? Screw that! Money for city coffers? Bring it on!

That must be the mentality of the Hoboken Parking Utility. Here’s what resident Dimitri had to say about something he witnessed right before last week’s moronic helicopter press conference at Pier A Park:

Last week there was a press conference at Pier A park with the presence of Senator Bob Menendez. I felt this was the only way of getting this out there for the people parked on Sinatra Drive. The press conference was set to start at 11am. Hoboken Parking Utility showed up to First and Sinatra Drive. A female walked from first to second street reading the license plates on the radio as a HPU officer hung up “No Parking” signs on trees and poles just minutes before the conference was set to start. The cars parked on Sinatra between First and Second didn’t have notice and they may have been ticketed and/or booted. The picture attached shows the signs hung up with the HPU officer in the foreground hanging up the others.”

Even if they towed the cars without booting or ticketing – it would still be wrong. These chumps couldn’t have a stupid media whoring session without inconveniencing others? Why not have the conference in “Mayor” Don Zimmer’s bedroom? I’m sure she wouldn’t appreciate the inconvenience of hiding what secrets that room holds. Haha!

HPU Hypocrisy Hoboken NJ signs right before helicopter press conference

If you were ticketed or towed – you might want to fight it…

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