Reader Mail: “Specially Parked Vehicles”

Today’s mail segment comes from a reader who noticed not one, but two questionable locations.

Our first one is a Mercedes Benz on the sidewalk of the Municipal Garage “For Sale”.

He writes:
“Is this selling location open for all of us? How long do you think your car would last if you just parked it on the sidewalk w/ a 4 sale on it?”


This next picture shows a Harley Davidson Motorcycle with a primo parking spot right near the entrance to the PATH station.

He adds:
“Can I also get one of these special parking spots? How long do you think your motorcycle would last if you parked here? Is that little Port Authority Police sticker on the windscreen all you need to park there, or does it just give some insight as why this motorcycle is never ticketed?”


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careful mom
careful mom
Tuesday, February 19, 2008 8:57 am

I have one, all the residents on 11th get nailed with 54.00 tickets for the ” NO PARKING FROM HERE TO THE CORNER” except..
HOBOKEN GLASS, they have pretty much made the cross walk on 11th street their personal no ticket parking space.. I guess there are certain parties in Hoboken who are well taken care of with free glass in lure of a 54.00 fine. See for yourself the truck is parked on 11th every night till morning in the crosswalk buy the island on Hudson. Never a ticket on it..

Friday, May 4, 2007 12:20 pm

I just noticed today that motorcycle parked next to the PATH entrance on my way to work today. I’ve never noticed it before until I saw the picture on this site and bam there is was the next day and I got all ticked off.

That bike should not be parked there. I don’t care who you are.

Friday, May 4, 2007 9:38 am


If you really have a problem with this just file a writ of mandamus with the court. I’m not sure which court has jurisdiction here, I would guess either the Municipal (Hoboken) court or the Hudson Vicinage in JC. This writ compels the public official to perform a required act. I would think that it might work on a car parked on a public sidewalk for an exorbitant amount of time.


Maybe a lawyer on this site could provide more info on this option.

Thursday, May 3, 2007 9:34 pm

[quote comment=”24936″]i live next to a hoboken police officer who parks his motorcycle on the sidewalk all year instead of the gated area in front of his brownstone. This is the same family that tries to burn down our block every new year with an illegal and idiotic firework display in the middle of bloomfield st.

So yes, i give a shit about the abuse of public space.[/quote]

I’ve witnessed the fireworks display.
So a cop does that?
no wonder he gets away with it.
everything is all rosy untill he sets some place on fire.
then the fingerpointing and the investigation will be priceless!
maybe he can acidentally kill some old ladies or kids too?
nice example to set officer.

Thursday, May 3, 2007 8:38 pm

The spoiler demands the Benz gets special treatment.

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