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Old 07-10-2019, 09:50 AM
 
Location: New York, NY
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Sky is falling down. Sky is falling down. This parking spot fiasco is frickin big news!!! HUGE..
Why are you defending him???
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Old 07-10-2019, 09:54 AM
 
Location: Staten Island, NY
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If he towed my car, I'd verify which cars he owns that park there and I would damage them every single time I saw them.
No different than the old man who attempted this crap in my neighborhood years ago. I threw his cones up on his lawn and parked there whenever I felt like it. He tried calling the cops a few times, didn't work out well for him.
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Old 07-10-2019, 01:38 PM
 
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If he towed my car, I'd verify which cars he owns that park there and I would damage them every single time I saw them.
No different than the old man who attempted this crap in my neighborhood years ago. I threw his cones up on his lawn and parked there whenever I felt like it. He tried calling the cops a few times, didn't work out well for him.

Guy was only able to get the car towed because he flagged down NYPD who (hastily and incorrectly it seems) wrote a ticket. With that Mr. Billionaire was able to make a phone call.....

NYPD or PEA only look to see if that "No Parking- Violators Will Be Towed" sign is on private property. They obviously don't know, and or maybe give a rat's behind if the space is legal or not. That will be someone else's call....


As for moving people's cones, cans or whatever on SI; yea, things have gotten out of hand. But can't say would have the same balls. Just don't want the hassle and surely risk to some eegit damaging my ride.

People take their spots seriously out on the Rock. In a way can't blame them; city allows all that development but there isn't any parking on site. Tons of town houses or whatever crammed onto what was a single family home lot, but where are people supposed to park? Living on SI isn't like Manhattan, a ride isn't a luxury but a necessity.
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Old 07-10-2019, 02:14 PM
 
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Why are you defending him???
I have my reasons....
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Old 07-10-2019, 04:55 PM
 
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David Geffen did much worse in Malibu. He built fake garage fronts to prevent people from parking in front of his house: https://www.theverge.com/2013/7/25/4...nside-hotspots


Media mogul David Geffen, for example, has a highly secured five-parcel affair that once belonged to Doris Day at Carbon Beach. The back of the plot faces the Pacific Coast Highway, the primary artery connecting Californians to the Pacific.

Directly adjacent to Geffen’s property is a public path to the ocean that he fought for years to block off, knowing that such an entrance would make the west side of his house a thoroughfare for the sun-worshipping public.

To combat the crush of cars that would inevitably end up parked in front of his property (parking is difficult to say the least), Geffen built four garage doors, complete with curb cut-outs, into the PCH-facing side of his house. ... those garage doors have no fancy vehicles behind them: they’re false fronts, completely sealed off on all sides.
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Old 07-11-2019, 05:30 AM
 
Location: NY
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I've heard you can pay the city to plant a fire hydrant in front of you property.
and then someone desperate for a spot comes along and covers the hydrant with a cardboard box...........L.O.L.
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Old 07-11-2019, 06:41 AM
 
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lol that's awesome and a good idea
if i was a billionaire i'd do the same. that's life. and his work prob directly and indirectly affects 100,000+ people. let the busy guy do his thing.
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Old 07-11-2019, 05:03 PM
 
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I gotta think the brownies know the streets well enough that doing that wouldn't work.

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and then someone desperate for a spot comes along and covers the hydrant with a cardboard box...........L.O.L.
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Old 07-11-2019, 05:30 PM
 
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I gotta think the brownies know the streets well enough that doing that wouldn't work.
Every LE and PEA is taught at the academy about fire hydrants. They aren't randomly placed but within a certain number of feet on any street/avenue. Thus if you see one, it is an easy calculation to find where the next and previous ought to be, and this goes for FDNY as well.

Any LE or PEA walking/driving down a street or avenue and sees not one open parking spot knows or should know something is wrong. There has to be a hydrant somewhere..... Happily for a good number of those who park on hydrants many NYPD and even PEA ride on by in their vehicles not paying attention. Unless someone makes a phone call nothing likely will happen. Have seen people parked on hydrants from about 9PM until next morning and never get a ticket.

PEA know their territory and often besides no parking zones zoom in on blocked hydrants. Have seen people pile trash bags or whatever over or around a hydrant to disguise so they think can park. PEA or NYPD will simply move a bit of stuff out of way to confirm existence of thing, then write ticket.

Above is why even after a heavy snowstorm and hydrant is techinically covered, you can still get a ticket for parking that may *not* be dismissed. https://newyorkparkingticket.com/bea...g-ticket-snow/

Years ago we had this PEA that would start his sift going down the block around 8AM or so and tagging everyone in a no parking zone (church, commercial driveway, etc....). He'd then swing back around a bit after ASP was in effect to get those that didn't move their ride in time.
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Old 07-11-2019, 06:07 PM
 
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If you go the the Chinese section of Sunset Park Brooklyn and go to side street where all the houses are, you will see this.

The Chinese put in garages, and illegally put in the driveways.
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