Official vehicles – illegally parked
Here a regular Hoboken411 reader sent some (admittedly crappy) cell phone pics to share with you all. He says:
“Before the City can expect the residents to understand and respect the need to keep our intersections clear, the City needs to stop and set an example.”
I totally agree. Either that, or if the City realizes there’s such a lack of parking that even they are blatantly disregarding their own (and the State’s) law, then maybe something should be done about it?
Grab your dig-cam or cell-cam, clean your lenses, and feverishly snap pictures of ANY City vehicle that is not following the law. Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org, and if a good enough collection comes through, I’ll have a special photo gallery just for them!
Please mention in the email if you want to remain anonymous or if you want your username published.
Here’s the first doozy to get us started. Read more about them below.
Incident 1: Carpentry Division too close to intersection @ 1st & Bloomfield
What is one of the more busy intersections in town, crowded with cars and commuting pedestrians, this “Carpentry Division” van picked quite possibly the worst spot of them all to park. Completely blocking the view of northbound vehicles. I can understand fire trucks or police cars being anywhere during a call or emergency, but what is so important about some woodwork? “Hey Al, get down here in a hurry! This shelf is about to fall down!!” or “Oh my god, my tape measure is jammed, hurry over!” What other good lines can you come up with?
Incident 2: Mystery municipal vehicle in crosswalk at Bloom and Newark
Ok, not as bad, but still (according to the books) not permitted. Do “official” vehicles get preferential treatment? You betcha. I recall another reader (Willow, I think) mentioning something about a car with a shield in the window perpetually illegally parked uptown. Send your pics in!