We realize that South Boston has a parking crisis. It’s hard to find a spot. You circle the blocks and can’t find anything – especially late at night. Well, on Sunday night, someone just decided to just park his/her car in this spot on East 7th Street– clearly understanding that his spot is in fact not a legal spot. To add insult to injury, it’s a New York plate.
Another driver just left their car on the greenie (the strip of green grass between Day Blvd. and Columbia Road) on Saturday.
Speaking of the greenie – Old School Southie on Instagram has an awesome picture of the greenie circa 1976. You can check it out here.
To those frustrated with the parking situation and thinking it’s okay to park your car anywhere, maybe don’t. Keep looking for a spot. Or maybe take an Uber.
Maureen Dahill is the editor of Caught in Southie and a lifelong resident of South Boston sometimes mistaken for a yuppie. Co-host of Caught Up, storyteller, lover of red wine and binge watching TV series. Mrs. Peter G. Follow her @MaureenCaught.
But you apparently can park your car in either direction on any street — the only place in the city where they don’t ticket for this? It’s insanely dangerous as it signals to people on certain streets that perhaps a one-way is two way.
there was a car parked on N st going down N st which is a one way going up, some people
Since BTD does not come into South Boston between the hours of 6AM Saturday and 6AM Monday this parking 100% did not get a ticket… see this type of parking every weekend in City Point and nobody ever gets a ticket for it, regardless if its on 311 or not.
and yet, the BRA, d/b/a BPDA is determined to eliminate parking in future developments, because, well because they decide what the Zoning Code says, even when it doesn’t. Jim Kelly talked about this nearly 30 years ago, and those who could have done something about it did nothing, because too many people were making too much money speculating in their own neighborhood.
Maybe it is time to stop asking neighborhoods to donate street parking spaces to new development. If someone buys a single-family home and builds a 3-unit condo, they create two more space users. Even if they build internal parking for the condos, they usually remove at least one street space for an entrance. Why should the neighborhood donate between 1 and 2 parking spaces for each 3-unit condo development without compensation?
so you’re saying you want more taxes?
to bad BTD doesn’t come to Southie on the weekend the city would definitely make some money
To those from Southie no explanation is necessary. To those who are NOT from Southie no explanation is sufficient.