Neighbors are being forced to park in the back.
I was reading my cousins wall on facebook. He indicated the following. What do you all think?
He worked as a cop in two different districts and works in the govt. Neighbors on one street are being forced to park their cars in the back.
So the city is turning my parent's street into a play street Monday thru Friday during the summer! So they can't even park on their own block, when they are the few who probably pay city taxes or own their home for that matter. Not to mention free lunches for everyone everyday, you guessed it, on the city! I have a real problem with this bull****. Last time I checked, Tarken playground was a freakin block away and I don't seem to remember this for us when we grew up there, hmmmmmmmmmmmmm!
Is this going on anywhere else?
I also know for a fact that:
1. Section 8 is arising.
2. Its getting worse
What would you all do for this matter?
I would park in the back, and be glad that kids in the neighborhood have a safe place to play during the summer.
Interesting, here are the rules for Play Streets per the city:
Should not be within 2 blocks of another approved playstreet, playground, or recreation center.
Must be a small, one-way street, no numbered streets, unless it is a dead-end.
75% of residents on the block must sign the petition agreeing to a playstreet.
Link: City of Philadelphia
So if there really is a park with playground a block away your parents may have a legitimate grievance. Otherwise, if 75% of the block voted yes, they are SOL.
I believe they have been around for years but most people who live in the northeast have ever used the "perk" for lack of a better word.
Originally Posted by BarryG
1300 block of Barnett st. Right off of castor. Tarken is one block away. Its not me, it's my cousins family. Apparently what I read was that they were told block party. Can they still fight it?
I'd just park the car in the back as long as there is room for it. Better than having some kid run into it with a bike or a skateboard. If they have multiple cars, this could be a big problem.
Dates of Operation: June 23 to August 29, 2008
Days of Operation: Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m., until 4:00 p.m.
The info from the link is old, but if this is still the case then it doesn't seem like much of an inconvenience. I wish we had this when I was a kid.
I love how everyone is all puppy dogs and ice cream over these play streets. Your attitude will change once YOUR block is privileged to host this tax payer funded, hours long, street blocking, free loader supporting block party. I was subjected to this nonsense before. First off, they only knocked on 6 doors. (this street had dozens of homes on it) The self anointed "block captain" (She was like the poster child for access card users.) and a few of her cohorts. Also, the city provides free food for the kiddies during the summer (Oh gee, I thought we weren't allowed to feed the homeless anymore) and somehow magically like out of thin air there was more kids then I ever saw on the street before. I am still not sure what the best part was, all the trash that accumulated from the "free" lunch, or the fact that after a long day of work I had to park a block away instead of in front of my home. Nope, maybe it was the 9 million little animals running around and screaming, destroying my lawn and swinging from my neighbors tree. Nah, I think it was the "Block Captain" and her friends setting up lawn chairs in the middle of the block drinking 40's and smoking weed. Yup, that had to be my favorite part! LOL!!!
I sold that house for 30k under market value just to escape.
I like that park rule. It sounds fake. I was only a few blocks away from Russo Park.
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