Blizzard of 2013
A fed-up citizen grouses that three weeks after the blizzard, this space saver on East Cottage Street in Dorchester needs some D-I-S-R-E-S-P-E-C-T.
Plowin' the streets of Lowell with Dogg.
A roving UHub photographer forwards this picture, taken around 4:40 p.m. yesterday, of the handicap parking spaces outside 12 Channel St., an Innovation District building owned by the BRA and EDIC.
They haven't plowed their handicap spaces since the blizzard.
Nestochan observed this statue on Montrose Street in Roxbury.
No street pianos yet, but looks like somebody in Brighton is getting ready for a street electronic keyboardBy adamg - 2/16/13 - 12:40 pm
Marcelo, a roving UHub photographer, spotted this keyboard-stand space saver on Sanderson Place in Brighton this morning.
The code of the Masshole: Police report vandalism across city against people who park in spaces they didn't shovel outBy adamg - 2/14/13 - 7:33 pm
It's official: We suck. Boston Police report seven cases of post-blizzard parking-space vandalism across the city this week.
In most of the cases, tires were slashed. In one case, a window was smashed. In another, a plastic sawhorse was heaved at a car door. Two examples:
About 10:49AM, on Tuesday, February 12, 2013, officers from District D-14 (Brighton) responded to a radio call involving vandalism on Litchfield Street. On arrival, the victim told officers someone slashed one of her tires. Officers observed the victim’s car to be parked legally in a shoveled out spot in the area of 10 Litchfield Street. Victim stated that there were items placed in the empty parking space in an effort to “save” the spot which the victim says she moved prior to parking.
About 9:30AM, on February 12, 2013, officers from District A-7 (East Boston) responded to 163 Byron Street for a vandalism report. On arrival, the victim told officers that on Monday, February 11, 2013, he moved a chair from a parking space and then parked his car in the empty spot. When he returned to his car the next day, he discovered two flat/slashed tires on his car.
Incidents were reported in Dorchester, East Boston, Brighton, Charlestown and Roxbury, police say.
Space-saver entrepreneurship: Two guys driving around Southie picking up space savers and reselling themBy adamg - 2/14/13 - 2:58 pm
Caught in Southie reports, although since this is South Boston, naturally they were seen as bad guys and were caught and confronted and forced to put some of the chairs back instead of getting a proclamation from the city.
We learn that from the city's response to a citizen complaint about a potted-plant space saver in Charlestown.
Katken ran across this space saver in Jamaica Plain yesterday:
Much better than the usual orange cone, or broken chair, or the ubiquitous trash barrel.
Copyright Katken. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.
A shocked South End resident cannot believe this sort of sign is now popping up on places like West Brookline Street:
This is a highly disturbing sign. South End Neighborhood Associations do not support space savers. Please have DPW begin removing these items.
An outraged citizen reports from E. 4 St. in South Boston:
Spent 1.5 hours shoveling my elderly grandfather out in Southie. This New Yorker comes along and moves his statue and takes his spot! Give him a nice fat ticket courtesy of Menino! Yankees suck!
A confused citizen in Jamaica Plain seeks guidance from his municipal elders about that 48-hour period after the end of a snow emergency:
Does a parking spot placeholder negate a No Parking sign?
The kidlet and I went in search of creative space savers today. After quickly realizing people in Roslindale are pretty boring (cones, chairs and trash cans, yawn), we headed over to South Boston, of course. They did not disappoint, although I had to shoot fast - the drivers there seem to object to you getting out of your car for the perfect shot of a floral space saver.
A visit this morning confirmed that the weekend blizzard did little to dislodge the sailboat blown onto Carson Beach during Hurricane Sandy.