Olivia Mauricio reports:
A Southie love story on East 8th (my car is on the left and she’s been lookin for a sugar daddy)
Yes. If you play your cards right you can wheel in a sugar daddy or sugar mama.And remember.looks get the attention but if you don't have.charm and skills and the ability to listen, compliment, smile, and pay attention their pathetic ass you can kiss the sugar goodbye.
Sure has that classic Blue Steel look to draw in the sugar daddies, but you're right, does it have what it takes for the long haul?
A great way to spend $5k a year on maintenance so I'd vote no on the long haul question, unless you have a good mechanic and healthy car budget.
where street parking your vehicle the wrong way (opposite the direction of a one-way street, or with your driver-side tires to the curb on either side of a two-way street) is not ticketed?
Half the cars in City Point parked that wrong way when I lived there, and I never saw a ticket for it. I've lived far longer in the South End, over 20 years, and I've never seen anybody flout that regulation.
It was an adjustment when I first moved to Southie: I had to stop relying on the direction of parked cars to reassure me that I was driving the right way in a neighborhood with many one-way streets.
Between Myrtle and Pinkney, only 50 yards long. Is kind of weird. It is only wide enough for one car (with cars parked on both sides), but it is a 2 ways. Never seen anyone have an issue with it. Cars wait on either end for cars from the other direction to pass. Anyway, it is not unusual to see cars parked with driver side to curb.
… would be with no cars, walkable streets level with sidewalks and a funicular or tow rope or two.
I always thought so when I lived there.
I am in favor of installation of funiculars wherever possible. How do we start a pro-funicular coalition?
Mission Hill is another spot just perfect for funiculars. Ever try to get up the NE Baptist on foot?
Both hills could use one of those bike escalators where you stay on your bike and put your foot on a moving platform the size of a large shoe. I wonder if those can be adapted for baby strolllers and shipping carts?
Any-way parking on narrow two-way streets is normal in my part of Roslindale. These streets are narrow enough cars cannot pass one another, which I think factors.
I live in Fields Corner. My street and other streets that intersect with my street are two-way streets but not marked by any white line in the middle.
Some people park in the "wrong direction" and have done so for decades.
Recently some neighbors started complaining about it via 311, asking the city to ticket the "offenders". 311 started by closing the tickets with "no violation found". But more complaints came, and complaints about how 311 was closing the tickets. So 311 started to answer the complaints by stating that the City of Boston does not issue tickets for this offense unless there are white lines in the middle of the street.
So- no white lines, no ticket. Nothing to see here.
Police in some communities ticket this as "parked too far from curb". In other words, you parked the entire roadway width away from the curb you were supposed to park next to.
Driver in Somerville meant to park in Watertown, but was realllly far from the curb...
Why the heck would people complain? What's the harm done? Some people need to get a life.
I see it in HP all the time.
Magoo has spent some time in south Boston and by gosh by golly if Magoo has ridden Magoo’s adult sized tricycle the wrong way down a one way street by accident once, then Magoo has done it a thousand times. Magoo.
Magoo never would have happened in old Southie.
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