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Useless parking meter trivia

Useless parking meter trivia in Hoboken NJ

Those economy-draining robotic pickpockets are bad in enough in Hoboken. Most visitors stand there and fiddle with the machines (most often putting in too much money). While I find the machines easy enough to use, the average idiot needs all the help they can get. And have you seen those useless “trivia facts” on the parking meters?

When the meter should have only the bare minimum “verbiage” on how to operate it – and absolutely NO clutter, the city decided to squeeze in the MOST useless “trivia” about Hoboken! (probably confusing dopey people that much more).

“Welcome to Hoboken – “The Mile Square City.” The Birthplace of Baseball, the Zipper, the first Steam Powered Ferry and much more!”

I bet the geniuses at City Hall said: “You know what? If we tell those idiot visitors coming to Hoboken that they’re in the birthplace of “The Zipper” – they’ll forget about the parking tickets and boots! Yeah!”

Earth to Hoboken: A happy historical message on a parking meter will NOT change the sentiment among those who you’ve robbed.

parking meter trivia in Hoboken NJ

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HPU Hypocrisy of the Day – 1/7/2015

Hoboken HPU Hypocrisy of the Day – January 7, 2015

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

In today’s entry – a city pickup truck labeled Hoboken “Environmental Services” (euphemism for “outside janitor”) was illegally parked near Stevens Park at 4th & River. A HPU van drove by without slowing down even. Proof that the city laws are not for safety – but purely for PROFIT.

This is the same “Environmental Services” pickup that blatantly endangered drivers last week by driving up the wrong side of the road. I guess we’ll just have to wait for an innocent pedestrian to get injured before something is done.

HPU Hypocrisy 4th street Hoboken NJ

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Arrogance on Display in Hoboken

Screw the law! Arrogance on Display in Hoboken

Wow, was coming back from getting (sub-$2/gallon) gas the other day – and was patiently waiting at the light near Jackson & Newark Streets.

Then out of nowhere – this CITY OF HOBOKEN “Environmental Services” pickup truck blasts left on Harrison Street – up Newark – on the WRONG SIDE OF THE STREET in order to not have to “wait” at the light like the rest of us. Not only was that illegal and dangerous – it was also a dickhead maneuver – as that blocked westbound traffic as well.

Is that arrogance on display in Hoboken or what?

The law or rules don’t apply to city workers because they have some kind of “official” designation?

asshole city worker arrogance on display in Hoboken

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Trees got butchered in Hoboken. Why?

Can you guess why some trees got butchered in Hoboken?

Doesn’t matter if you’re a tree-hugging activist, or just an ordinary easy-go-lucky metro-citizen. Seeing trees get destroyed for no good reason should bother you. Care to wonder why some trees got butchered in Hoboken recently?

trees butchered in hoboken nj on Adams street for parking meter

Killing mother nature for more Hoboken parking robots!

Yep. “Clearing the way” for more “automated pickpocketing systems” (parking meters, or “robotic thieves” or whatever you want to call them. And this street had NO parking meters before!

parking meters on adams street after trees butchered

It’s becoming so painfully obvious that you can’t even walk a block anymore without money vanishing from your purse strings. And to top it all off – after all this “revenue” (thievery) gets funneled into city coffers, we have more roads than ever that are worse that rocky hiking paths. What the F are they doing?

Are they making it easier or harder for small businesses to survive?

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HPU Hypocrisy of the Day – 11/5/2014

Hoboken HPU Hypocrisy of the Day – November 5, 2014

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

What’s the point of parking laws if Hoboken breaks them? Here’s a dopey scooter cart parked in the yellow uptown for half an hour – no driver present.

And it doesn’t matter whether this was an HPU vehicle or not – it is still a vehicle that parks illegally without repercussions. You’d get robbed.

HPU Hypocrisy again in Hoboken NJ

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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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