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What's the correct etiquette for reserving a Boston parking space after a snowfall?

Asked by Trulia Boston, Boston, MA Thu Nov 1, 2012

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If you are a newbie, you can try to do what the others in the neighborhood are doing.
Choose a "marker" that looks similar to what the others use so your's might be mistaken for someone's who has been there awhile.


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0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Nov 2, 2012
It is illegal to reserve a parking space in Boston unless you reserve it by putting a car in it. The city has cracked down in recent years and sent trucks around to pick up chairs, tables, whatever aside from a car is occupying a space.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Nov 1, 2012
In Cambridge there aren't any rules about moving your car on many streets. So some people just don't once the snow gets deep - the pile gets larger and larger - and somewhere under that there's a car.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Nov 1, 2012
Get a garage space it will be worth it. We were lucky here in Boston, Sandy was nothing compared to some of our Noreaster's

Wishing those in New York and NJ all the best and a speedy recovery.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Nov 1, 2012
The basic answer about claiming: a beach chair, old couch, milk crate or some other box like thing.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Nov 1, 2012
No one owns a public parking spot. Certain neighborhoods may have customs but even those are fakakta. Street justice for violating may result in flat tires or having your car keyed. Ask your neigbor as they would know best. If you have the $$ you may want to think about a garage spot. Some grages have monthly overnight rates which could work if you commute out of the city. You may want to really ask yourself is it worth it having a car in the city.
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