Monthly Archives: June 2013

Yard parking is ugly

Nothing dresses down a neighborhood like cars parked on lawns. Last year the city of Savannah, Georgia began ticketing residents whose cars were parked improperly. Officials have noticed an improvement and, in my opinion, deserve a pat on the back … Continue reading

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Am I “evolving” on Parking Apps?

I have not been the biggest booster on parking apps for cell phones. These critters enable you to download available parking space locations and directions to the spaces. Some can also allow you to reserve space near your destination. My … Continue reading

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Off to Israel

I raised hell with the Canadians for postponing their World Parking Symposium in Tel Aviv that was to be held this week. I said that I was going to Israel anyway. And so I am. I’m off tomorrow. Its a … Continue reading

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Man and Superman

I finally made it to see Man of Steel over the weekend and I liked it. Professional critics punched holes in this and that, but frankly I think they missed the main theme. We all already know the story of … Continue reading

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Report a Parking Violation, get a reward…

Well, not exactly. Here’s the deal: A Canadian app creator has a new one where you can take a picture of a person parking illegally in a disabled parking space and send it to the local authorities. They will then … Continue reading

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OMG Where did this come from?

There’s a restaurant critic in Houston complaining that restaurants are, can you believe it, charging for valet parking. Here’s the money quote: Roggen writes, “It is not fair to have restaurant patrons pay to park when dining out. You are … Continue reading

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“My Kingdom for a ….Parking Space”

A group of actors have been putting on Shakespeare in parking garages in New York. They use spaces that have not been taken, move when cars are going in or out, and generally behave like good citizens who are bringing … Continue reading

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Who Designs their Signs, anyway?

So the question is, how much do you pay  for 15 minutes — $4  or $33, or $24, $20, $16…? And people wonder why the parking community is often a laughingstock. Wow! H/T: Joe in Philly JVH    

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A question about equal pay for women

This post might make it seem like I watch beauty pageants, but I’m not that guy. I do read the news plenty and couldn’t miss the story about Miss Utah-USA’s idiotic flop during her pageant interview. The interview portion is … Continue reading

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Regarding Mr. Valet – Herb Citrin, RIP

I have received word that the founder of Valet Parking Service in Los Angeles, Herb Citrin, passed away Saturday night.  Herb  founded the valet parking industry, grew his company, and was known nationwide. A businessman, a parking pro, and a … Continue reading

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