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Old 11-11-2011, 07:11 PM
 
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So I got a job but the office is in a small shopping street and the large parking lot there requires 25 cents/hr. There is no way I'm paying for that. Is it okay if I just park on a random street nearby, as long as I'm not blocking the driveway?
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Old 11-11-2011, 07:17 PM
 
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Sure, why not? Just be careful. There are some streets that are designated as having time limits (particularly if there is a railroad nearby or if it is near a commercial area). But in general, it should be fine.
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Old 11-11-2011, 07:18 PM
 
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depends on the area and their local laws. Each town (or village) is different.

Ask your boss where he parks.
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Old 11-12-2011, 06:29 AM
 
Location: Islip,NY
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What town is this job in. I almost got a job offered to me in Mineola right by Winthrop and the only parking there is street metered parking. If I had gotten the job I would have to put money in the meter every hour. That's just BS. I heard that the parking laws in Mineola are strict and they give out tickets like candy.
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Old 11-12-2011, 07:03 AM
 
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What town is this job in. I almost got a job offered to me in Mineola right by Winthrop and the only parking there is street metered parking. If I had gotten the job I would have to put money in the meter every hour. That's just BS. I heard that the parking laws in Mineola are strict and they give out tickets like candy.
Same with Cedarhurst/Lawrence.

Their excuse is that commuters would take up all the parking if it were free... in that case, why are permits almost 200$ for residents?
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Old 11-12-2011, 07:40 AM
 
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What town is this job in. I almost got a job offered to me in Mineola right by Winthrop and the only parking there is street metered parking. If I had gotten the job I would have to put money in the meter every hour. That's just BS. I heard that the parking laws in Mineola are strict and they give out tickets like candy.
Mineola sucks! I spent a night at the hospital with my son. I parked in metered spots on the street, on the meter it said 6AM - 6PM, so I parked there. When I left for work in the morning and there was a $50 ticket on the car. All the way at the end of the street (I was mid-block) was a sign that said No Parking between 3-6AM.

I paid the $50 rather than take pictures of the distance and waste my time trying to fight it to lose. But I also stopped spending money in the stores in the village, all my meals came from elsewhere instead of the local places.

I make mistakes and get tickets and pay them sometimes, but I thought that was dirty pool.
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Old 11-12-2011, 04:40 PM
 
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What town is this job in. I almost got a job offered to me in Mineola right by Winthrop and the only parking there is street metered parking. If I had gotten the job I would have to put money in the meter every hour. That's just BS. I heard that the parking laws in Mineola are strict and they give out tickets like candy.
Cedarhurst.
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Old 11-12-2011, 05:11 PM
 
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Cedarhurst.
FYI most side streets near the main Central Ave area are either restricted to prevent you from bypassing the meters (e.g. no parking 11am-2pm), or still have meters on them (like by the railroad/park area).

I just try to find broken/stuck meters and check every once in a while.
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Old 11-12-2011, 06:18 PM
 
Location: Wellsville, Glurt County
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When you finally do find a parking spot that isn't metered/restricted, just make sure it isn't in front of any City-Data.com member's home... or else you might face the penalty of having a very emotional and vicious rant posted about what an inconsiderate person you are.
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Old 11-13-2011, 06:04 AM
 
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Mind if i ask approximately where you will be working? I live in Cedarhurst so I could possibly give some ideas.

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