March 11, 2016 6:57 pm at 6:57 pm #617405
Have you seen the new meters in Cedarhurst? They look beautiful but people say the town is trying to rip everyone off.
What do you think? Is this a scandal?March 11, 2016 8:08 pm at 8:08 pm #1142579zahavasdadParticipant
Its Anti-Semitism, the local government is trying to live off the back of the yiddenMarch 11, 2016 8:14 pm at 8:14 pm #1142580
What’s the rip off?March 11, 2016 8:45 pm at 8:45 pm #1142582JosephParticipant
Look at the bright side: It gives everyone something new to complain about that, while it may be controversial, puts everyone on the same anti-government side. 🙂March 11, 2016 8:51 pm at 8:51 pm #1142583
It’s annoying, infuriating, greedy, and likely will drive away business.
If you know the deal in advance, it’s not technically a rip off, although I understand why people feel that way. What I don’t get, though, is how it’s antisemitic. Was that tongue in cheek?
Also, will throwing a bag over it mess it up? 😉March 11, 2016 9:02 pm at 9:02 pm #1142584☕️coffee addictParticipant
It has its maalehs and chesroneses
A maaleh is you can pay for it with a credit card
A chesronah is that it takes a picture of your car for the ticket when the meter expires
I try not to park in front of themMarch 11, 2016 9:27 pm at 9:27 pm #1142585screwdriverdelightParticipant
DY, what changed between http://www.theyeshivaworld.com/coffeeroom/topic/new-meters-in-cedarhurst#post-604121
CA, can you cover the camera with a bag?March 11, 2016 9:35 pm at 9:35 pm #1142586
BTW, yes it is very convenient to be able to use a credit card, but you forgot to mention one important caveat…
There is a $1.00 minimum for credit cards…
makes no difference if your there for 2 minutes or 2 hours…
and then you lose the balance when you pull away.
Gotcha!March 11, 2016 9:40 pm at 9:40 pm #1142587from Long IslandParticipant
I am confused. I park in Cedarhurst all the time. What is wrong with the new meters?
Now, if you are talking about the back lot parking, with the “payment kiosks” which are broken half the time (and you have to walk, and walk to find a working one) THEN we have something to talk about !!March 11, 2016 9:55 pm at 9:55 pm #1142588
These new meters are equipped with sensors which alert the meter officers if a car is still in its spot when the time in the meter expires. This allows them to quickly find and ticket cars as soon as the time in the meter is up. The sensors also automatically reset the meter as soon as a car leaves so that the next driver cannot (heaven forbid) benefit from the remaining time that was paid by the first car.
There also seems to be some shady business with the company that installed them.March 13, 2016 12:45 am at 12:45 am #1142589
SDD, nothing. Those two posts are entirely consistent. I think calling it a rip-off is an exaggeration.March 13, 2016 5:04 pm at 5:04 pm #1142590
You obviously aren’t familiar with the oppresive ticketing in Cedarhurst.March 13, 2016 5:37 pm at 5:37 pm #1142591ftgirlMember
They are great for the minority of people who actually put money in the meter when we park. For those who tend to take the risk (the majority of locals), it is annoying as they are more likely to get caught. I don’t think they are any problems with it, if you follow the rules it is great. If you can’t afford the quarter, then park on residential streets where there are no meters. I have never gotten a ticket in Cedarhurst, although I park here often. It is just a matter of keeping the law (and Halacha, by the way. Halachically it is stealing to park in a meter spot and not pay…)March 13, 2016 5:48 pm at 5:48 pm #1142592
If you overstay your time at a meter and get a ticket, why is that oppressive?March 14, 2016 12:55 am at 12:55 am #1142593
When a town goes out of its way to catch and ticket cars as soon as the meter is up, they run a huge risk of driving shoppers to other towns.
o me, that is penny wise and pound foolish.
It may increase revenues now, but do far greater damage in the long term.March 14, 2016 2:05 am at 2:05 am #1142594yehudayonaParticipant
There are full page ads on opposite pages in one of the local papers. In one, the mayor defends the meters. In the other, an anonymous group of merchants says they’ll drive away business.
I don’t think it’s contrary to halacha to piggyback on an unexpired non-smart meter, but I’ve never asked a shaila about it. I usually do my shopping when the meters aren’t in effect.
A related question: I had a muni-meter ticket that had a lot of time left on it (I went to the DMV and expected the worst). As I was leaving my spot, I offered the ticket to a non-Jew. He expressed his gratitude. Was my act a kiddush Hashem, or was it assur?March 14, 2016 2:50 pm at 2:50 pm #1142596gavra_at_workParticipant
Its Anti-Semitism, the local government is trying to live off the back of the yidden
ZD, explain this one. Isn’t the town (one of the Five Towns) run by Yidden?
And L’maase, I would think the Olam there can pony up the quarter, but if they want to protest, some well placed chewing gum (or even a piece of paper and some tape) would probably work.March 14, 2016 4:19 pm at 4:19 pm #1142597
GAW, only the school board is, and here we are talking about the incorporated Village of CedarhurstMarch 14, 2016 4:25 pm at 4:25 pm #1142598
I don’t think it’s anti semitism, just plain old looking to make more moneyMarch 14, 2016 6:06 pm at 6:06 pm #1142599gavra_at_workParticipant
GAW, only the school board is, and here we are talking about the incorporated Village of Cedarhurst
The mayor isn’t Jewish?March 14, 2016 6:39 pm at 6:39 pm #1142600
Cokeboycott, do you live in Cedarhhrdt?March 14, 2016 8:11 pm at 8:11 pm #1142601
My business is in Cedarhurst.March 15, 2016 8:50 pm at 8:50 pm #1142602
It’s Election Day today. Anyone who lives in Cedarhurst and is fuming about the meters needs to make their voice heard today.
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