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Old 02-13-2014, 10:17 AM
 
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I just finished ranting about the schools not having any teachers around despite being open, and i feel the need to just throw this out there. Is anyone else having this problem? I live in a row house with a driveway that is very steep. When it snows, i cannot really get in there, so i pile my snow into the driveway and clear the parallel parking spot on my driveway. It is clearly marked as "NO PARKING/DRIVEWAY," and yet, every time i leave, i come home to find someone parked on my driveway. And, on top of that, when i ask them to leave, rather politely i might add, i get an earful about not being able to park inside my driveway because of snow. and usually some not very nice cursing directed my way. At which point, i do feel the need to point out, MY DRIVEWAY, MY SNOW PILE, MY PARALLEL PARKING IN FRONT OF MY DRIVEWAY, MY BUSINESS HOW I PARK HERE, not yours. My neighbor bought some red traffic cones, and i think i will do same, even though it seems a bit extreme. Any thoughts?
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Old 02-13-2014, 10:34 AM
 
Location: Plandome, NY
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call 311
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Old 02-13-2014, 11:15 AM
 
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Default 311

311 will give me a number, and a follow up date 48 hours hence. they are great for long term issues, but not for trying to park!
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Old 02-13-2014, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Long Island, NY
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Put out cones, garbage cans, whatever you need to. I'd go ballistic if someone parked in my driveway!
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Old 02-13-2014, 11:28 AM
 
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Put out cones, garbage cans, whatever you need to. I'd go ballistic if someone parked in my driveway!
Thanks Chaser, i was beginning to wonder whether i am just mean today because its been tough getting around!
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Old 02-13-2014, 11:39 AM
 
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Thanks Chaser, i was beginning to wonder whether i am just mean today because its been tough getting around!
No, you're definitely not. Your driveway is YOURS!

If I told someone not to park in my driveway and they did anything other but move their car, I'd look into towing them. I'd get their license plate so if anything later happened to my car or property, I'd forward that information over to the police.
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Old 02-13-2014, 11:42 AM
 
Location: Plandome, NY
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curious, is it legal to tow away the car? if legal, that is an awesome idea!
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Old 02-13-2014, 11:53 AM
 
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I just finished ranting about the schools not having any teachers around despite being open, and i feel the need to just throw this out there. Is anyone else having this problem? I live in a row house with a driveway that is very steep. When it snows, i cannot really get in there, so i pile my snow into the driveway and clear the parallel parking spot on my driveway. It is clearly marked as "NO PARKING/DRIVEWAY," and yet, every time i leave, i come home to find someone parked on my driveway. And, on top of that, when i ask them to leave, rather politely i might add, i get an earful about not being able to park inside my driveway because of snow. and usually some not very nice cursing directed my way. At which point, i do feel the need to point out, MY DRIVEWAY, MY SNOW PILE, MY PARALLEL PARKING IN FRONT OF MY DRIVEWAY, MY BUSINESS HOW I PARK HERE, not yours. My neighbor bought some red traffic cones, and i think i will do same, even though it seems a bit extreme. Any thoughts?
About the earful: tell them you hired a private plow to plow out your driveway and they are arriving soon. You might want to add that it's a private plow and you're not sure but they may have some sort of towing equipment with them to remove any stationary objects liked parked cars that could prevent them from accessing the driveway.
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Old 02-13-2014, 11:57 AM
 
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curious, is it legal to tow away the car? if legal, that is an awesome idea!
In some jurisdictions, if it is illegally on your property, you can (shopping centers, for example). The tricky issue is if it's on a public street, but blocking your egress to your driveway. It won't hurt to check.
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Old 02-13-2014, 12:12 PM
 
Location: Plandome, NY
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In some jurisdictions, if it is illegally on your property, you can (shopping centers, for example). The tricky issue is if it's on a public street, but blocking your egress to your driveway. It won't hurt to check.
yeah that was why I asked. Curious if anyone knows

happened to me once. The snow covered the cut curb & someone parked in front of my driveway. The car owner apologized & all was forgiven
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