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Haute
Aug 17th, 2009, 07:38 PM
When I was in Manhattan a month helping my boyfriend move I parked on the street in front of his building, was fine for the whole week up until the day before I left when I got a ticket for being too close to the fire hydrant (and come to find out from my boyfriend the fire hydrant has been removed, so it wasn't even a functioning fire hydrant!).

I tried to appeal it, saying that because I am an out-of-state resident I shouldn't have to pay this fine because I'm not familiar with New York parking laws other than ones that were posted on the street. The decision came in the mail today with the general bureaucrat bullshit response and says that I still have to pay. I feel like I've heard of exemptions before for out-of-state drivers, is there anything I can do at this point? I especially think I shouldn't have to pay when it wasn't even a functioning fire hydrant. Or am I screwed if I have no evidence to offer? What evidence can I even offer?

Sally Struthers
Aug 17th, 2009, 07:40 PM
as far as I know, parking too close to a fire hydrant is a violation everywhere regardless of if it works or not. I believe you are screwed.

drake3781
Aug 17th, 2009, 07:46 PM
I don't think you really need to pay a parking ticket from a place where you don't live, unless you plan to be back there AND get more tickets/trouble while you are there.

Otherwise, just forget about it.

They don't take any action. Might send it to collections but you can ignore that too.

Sally Struthers
Aug 17th, 2009, 07:54 PM
if it gets sent to collections it will drop his credit rating

Haute
Aug 17th, 2009, 07:56 PM
as far as I know, parking too close to a fire hydrant is a violation everywhere regardless of if it works or not. I believe you are screwed.

That's what I don't know either, is that a federal law or does every state get to set its own laws about fire hydrants?

drake3781
Aug 17th, 2009, 08:08 PM
if it gets sent to collections it will drop his credit rating

maybe ;)

~{X}~
Aug 17th, 2009, 08:13 PM
My cousin's friend lives in Michigan but was caught speeding in Ohio(he was going 5 miles over the speed limit) and he was given a ticket and he had to go see a judge like 2 months later, but in OHIO. So eventhough he lived in Michigan, he had to go all the way back to Ohio to see the judge and pay the ticket.

Haute
Aug 17th, 2009, 08:23 PM
Michigan/Ohio is a whole other issue, Ohio police hate Michigan drivers. But even at that, if it's something minor you shouldn't have to pay a fine if you're from out-of-state. I would never get a ticket here for being 5 over the limit.

drake3781
Aug 17th, 2009, 08:25 PM
My cousin's friend lives in Michigan but was caught speeding in Ohio(he was going 5 miles over the speed limit) and he was given a ticket and he had to go see a judge like 2 months later, but in OHIO. So eventhough he lived in Michigan, he had to go all the way back to Ohio to see the judge and pay the ticket.



Traffic ticket is different from a parking ticket. We are talking about a parking ticket.

~{X}~
Aug 17th, 2009, 08:32 PM
I know what you are talking about, thank you for pointing that out.

I was simply saying that story. NYC is notorious for giving out parking tickets for ANY reason and its very hard to get out of.

I live in NYC, I know. And as someone said, if it does go to collections, your credit report will be hurt which isn't worth it in the long run. Pay and get it over with.

drake3781
Aug 17th, 2009, 08:36 PM
I know what you are talking about, thank you for pointing that out.

I was simply saying that story. NYC is notorious for giving out parking tickets for ANY reason and its very hard to get out of.

I live in NYC, I know. And as someone said, if it does go to collections, your credit report will be hurt which isn't worth it in the long run. Pay and get it over with.


I point it out because you can ignore a parking ticket out of state, but not a traffic ticket.

Sally Struthers
Aug 17th, 2009, 08:37 PM
how much do you owe after a week of violations?

Wigglytuff
Aug 18th, 2009, 02:49 AM
the out of state story NEVER works in NYC because half the cars there are from out of staters. your best bet if it was a hand written ticket is that it is illegible or otherwise hard to understand. if i was a machine printed ticket check it CLOSELY on the day you get it for ANY mistakes and you can contest and win even if the date is wrong. if you that does not work just say you were more than 15 feet from the hydrant if THAT does not work you are SOL.

i am surprised they did not offer a reduction in the verdict, though.

Wigglytuff
Aug 18th, 2009, 02:54 AM
I know what you are talking about, thank you for pointing that out.

I was simply saying that story. NYC is notorious for giving out parking tickets for ANY reason and its very hard to get out of.

I live in NYC, I know. And as someone said, if it does go to collections, your credit report will be hurt which isn't worth it in the long run. Pay and get it over with.
this is true. in fact ALL commuters to NYC by car know that you have to budget for 4-6 parking tickets a year.

Haute
Aug 18th, 2009, 04:21 AM
I know what you are talking about, thank you for pointing that out.

I was simply saying that story. NYC is notorious for giving out parking tickets for ANY reason and its very hard to get out of.

I live in NYC, I know. And as someone said, if it does go to collections, your credit report will be hurt which isn't worth it in the long run. Pay and get it over with.

Do I sense some animosity here about me being in Manhattan and you didn't get into my pants? :p


If there's no other way to appeal this, I suppose I don't have an option but to pay it. Just sucks because at $115 that's the same price as a plane ticket to fly out there to see my boyfriend. And $115 is fucking ridiculous to have to pay when it's not a working hydrant.

~{X}~
Aug 18th, 2009, 04:22 AM
Do I sense some animosity here about me being in Manhattan and you didn't get into my pants? :p


If there's no other way to appeal this, I suppose I don't have an option but to pay it. Just sucks because at $115 that's the same price as a plane ticket to fly out there to see my boyfriend. And $115 is fucking ridiculous to have to pay when it's not a working hydrant.

:lol: No, not at all. But we could of atleast hung out. :sad:

Haute
Aug 18th, 2009, 04:27 AM
I was going to try to get together with northernlad when I was there, but there just wasn't time. Should be coming back in October though, and the plan is to move there by April.

~{X}~
Aug 18th, 2009, 04:29 AM
I was going to try to get together with northernlad when I was there, but there just wasn't time. Should be coming back in October though, and the plan is to move there by April.

Oh well welcome to NYC if you can move here by April!!! :D Will you be moving to Manhattan? If you are, you are so lucky :D

northern lad
Aug 18th, 2009, 05:12 AM
I was going to try to get together with northernlad when I was there, but there just wasn't time. Should be coming back in October though, and the plan is to move there by April.

whore.:(

wayitis
Aug 18th, 2009, 05:19 AM
I got the same ticket in Manhattan and my car was parked at least 10 feet from the hydrant (the law says you need a 6 foot distance) :mad: :mad: ... I had to pay $120 for that bs!

Haute
Aug 18th, 2009, 07:26 AM
whore.:(

Who are you calling a whore? Whore.

Will you be moving to Manhattan? If you are, you are so lucky

I'm really hoping to. My BFF is looking to move back to NYC at about the same time, so if all goes well I can get an apartment with her and her boyfriend. She's talked about Queens, because that's where her mom is, but if I'm going to be in New York it had better be Manhattan.

~{X}~
Aug 18th, 2009, 07:30 AM
Well Queens isn't too bad, like Astoria(where I am), like a 10 minute subway ride to Midtown Manhattan, is a nice neighborhood. But I mean obviously first choice is Manhattan. :lol:

Haute
Aug 18th, 2009, 07:43 AM
I'm already 700 miles away from my boyfriend, so by the time I get out there I don't want to be any further away than I have to until we can get our own place. ;) Plus I've not heard the best things about the people who live in the outer boroughs; they're every sort of tool in the toolbox.

Scotso
Aug 18th, 2009, 08:16 AM
Plus I've not heard the best things about the people who live in the outer boroughs; they're every sort of tool in the toolbox.

You know, I was going to restrain myself from saying anything negative to you even though I think this entire thread is just ridiculous whining, but then I came across this. Jesus, can you go through a single day without thinking you're better than 99.9% of the people on the planet? Do you have any idea how many people you just insulted? Aren't you from some hick town? Acting as though you're too good to live outside of Manhattan is laughable.

As for the thread, when you drive in a state you're agreeing to abide by their laws. Pay the fine like a mature adult.

Berlin_Calling
Aug 18th, 2009, 10:35 AM
I'm already 700 miles away from my boyfriend, so by the time I get out there I don't want to be any further away than I have to until we can get our own place. ;) Plus I've not heard the best things about the people who live in the outer boroughs; they're every sort of tool in the toolbox.

you're complaining that you don't have the money to pay a $115 ticket, and you're planning on living in manhattan? good luck...:tape:

northern lad
Aug 18th, 2009, 04:18 PM
Plus I've not heard the best things about the people who live in the outer boroughs; they're every sort of tool in the toolbox.

i love you, but... :smash:

Expat
Aug 18th, 2009, 04:56 PM
you're complaining that you don't have the money to pay a $115 ticket, and you're planning on living in manhattan? good luck...:tape:

I thought I was the only one who thought this was weird. Living on anything less than a 100K in Manhattan is impossible.

Haute
Aug 18th, 2009, 06:38 PM
you're complaining that you don't have the money to pay a $115 ticket, and you're planning on living in manhattan? good luck...:tape:

Right now the problem is that there are no opportunities in Michigan for me, the only jobs available for people my age are retail and working in a restaurant. Making enough money to move to Manhattan is going to be the toughest part, once I'm there things will be better. I have a job lined up at our flagship that's opening in November, and I'll be making more money there, it's just a matter of getting by until then.

i love you, but...

I was mainly referring to Williamsburg, EddyEddy, and even you have to admit the hipsters there are the biggest tools in the world. :p

~{X}~
Aug 18th, 2009, 06:39 PM
I thought I was the only one who thought this was weird. Living on anything less than a 100K in Manhattan is impossible.

Tell me about it. :lol:

Unless you cram like 2-3 people in a small ass apartment, like a 1 bedroom(you'll be lucky). Things will be around 600 square feet if your lucky, and still cost upwards of $2,300 a month.

I wanted to rent a place in the West Village, a studio there(no bedroom), was 450 square feet and cost $3,200 a month. :haha:

I have to stay in Queens till I get a better job. :lol:

Haute
Aug 18th, 2009, 06:52 PM
Tell me about it. :lol:

Unless you cram like 2-3 people in a small ass apartment, like a 1 bedroom(you'll be lucky). Things will be around 600 square feet if your lucky, and still cost upwards of $2,300 a month.

I wanted to rent a place in the West Village, a studio there(no bedroom), was 450 square feet and cost $3,200 a month. :haha:

I have to stay in Queens till I get a better job. :lol:

My boyfriend is living on the Upper East in a one-bedroom with a home office that's $3,000/month with 2 other people. He took the home office so it's a little cramped for him, but overall it's a comfortable apartment to have. He has his own bathroom, kitchen, washer and dryer in the apartment, and a rooftop terrace. The trade off is that it's Spanish Harlem and every night there are people constantly arguing in the alleyway outside his window, and there's some guy who parks his van on the street and blasts Latino music as loud as possible.

Car Key Boi
Aug 18th, 2009, 07:12 PM
stop pissing and moaning and pay the fucking ticket or else I will key the shit out of yuor car the next time I'm in NYC

northern lad
Aug 18th, 2009, 08:04 PM
I was mainly referring to Williamsburg, EddyEddy, and even you have to admit the hipsters there are the biggest tools in the world. :p

okay, but you didn't specify, which makes you look like one of the biggest tools in the world. :) :kiss:

drake3781
Aug 18th, 2009, 09:57 PM
stop pissing and moaning and pay the fucking ticket or else I will key the shit out of yuor car the next time I'm in NYC


OMG where did you come from? :eek: :eek:

Wigglytuff
Aug 19th, 2009, 10:52 AM
stop pissing and moaning and pay the fucking ticket or else I will key the shit out of yuor car the next time I'm in NYC

i have to say, as much as it pains me to say it, that i have missed you. the old you.

Wigglytuff
Aug 19th, 2009, 10:53 AM
I got the same ticket in Manhattan and my car was parked at least 10 feet from the hydrant (the law says you need a 6 foot distance) :mad: :mad: ... I had to pay $120 for that bs!

i think in NYC it is 15 feet away, which is retarded but i think that is the law.

Car Key Boi
Aug 19th, 2009, 04:49 PM
i have to say, as much as it pains me to say it, that i have missed you. the old you.
very kind of yuo to say so. Although no offence (unusual for me) but I don't recall yuor moniker. Perhaps yuo've changed it over the years?

Car Key Boi
Aug 19th, 2009, 04:57 PM
OMG where did you come from? :eek: :eek:
originally from Manhattan, it's only later in life that I moved to the West Coast and now the West Indies/England
so that's why it pisses me off whenever I see these pretentious pain-in-the-scrotum hillbillies who move to a smart neighborhood like Manhattan and suddenly they think they're hot shit
once a hillbilly = always a hillbilly
FACT!

Infiniti2001
Aug 19th, 2009, 06:02 PM
stop pissing and moaning and pay the fucking ticket or else I will key the shit out of yuor car the next time I'm in NYC

OMG!! is this really you Car key Boi? :lol:

gentenaire
Aug 19th, 2009, 10:17 PM
So Car Key Boi is a Kim Clijsters fan, is he? ;-)

Wigglytuff
Aug 19th, 2009, 10:53 PM
very kind of yuo to say so. Although no offence (unusual for me) but I don't recall yuor moniker. Perhaps yuo've changed it over the years?

i was commodore64, zella, and jigglypuff.