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Sometimes That Handicapped Permit Is For a Kid

Kate Welch | Posted 04.16.2015 | Parents
Kate Welch

If you are ever tempted to question the legality of a handicapped permit, please leave it to the police. Not all handicaps are visible.

I'm With Stupid: Meet Bob Noxious, My Local Librarian

Todd Hartley | Posted 03.27.2015 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

At my local library, in the parking lot, by two of the spots near the door, there are signs that read, "Hybrid Low-Emission Parking Only." Excuse me while I go puke, would you?

An Open Letter to Handicap Parking Violaters: Just Stop

Rachelle Friedman | Posted 04.14.2015 | Impact
Rachelle Friedman

I think the disabled community is just fed up with hearing the old "I was only parking there for a minute" line on a fairly regular basis. We're annoyed with people assuming that there is a slim chance someone will need the spot while they're inside.

Killing of Muslims at Chapel Hill Used by Inside Edition to Set Up Segment on Parking

Negar Mojtahedi | Posted 04.15.2015 | Media
Negar Mojtahedi

Equating the deaths of three young students to trying to find a parking spot faster at the mall is simply tasteless. Would Inside Edition have presented the story in this manner if the roles were reversed?

The 7 Deadly Sins of the Parking Lot

Abby Heugel | Posted 04.07.2015 | Comedy
Abby Heugel

No matter what your opinion is on shopping, there's one thing we can all agree on -- the parking lot is a paved hell. It should be simple. Park the car, get out of the car, go about your business. But there are always a few who go to the dark side and ruin it for everyone else.

10 Funny Jobs You Need to Fill

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 03.23.2015 | Business
Sajeel Qureshi

Jobs. We all need them. Are you interested in creating jobs? I am too! Not in the traditional way, but in the literal one. Below are some jobs we need to create to make the world a better place at home and in the office.

Parking Masters And Parking Disasters

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 01.15.2015 | Comedy

Great parking! ... Not you, you're terrible. There's nothing more gratifying in this world than nailing a fantastic parking job, and there's nothin...

Developers Stepping Up With Unprecedented Originality

Toni Haber | Posted 02.02.2015 | New York
Toni Haber

Just when ultra-luxury amenities seem to have reached their peak, developers strive a bit higher. Perhaps the most original feature of newly developed condos is the expansion of the traditional use of floor-to-ceiling windows.

Miami Should Exempt Parking Requirements for Small Buildings

Marianne Cusato | Posted 12.21.2014 | Miami
Marianne Cusato

Miami has a big decision to make about parking. What we decide will determine who we want to be when we grow up. Which sounds better to you -- a walkable city like Boston, Portland or San Francisco or an auto-dependent one like Atlanta, Phoenix or Las Vegas? It's your choice.

Storytelling

Francis Levy | Posted 12.10.2014 | Books
Francis Levy

Storytelling is a little like driving in Manhattan.

"Wrong Turn on Red"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 11.17.2014 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima In their chart-topping 1965 hit, "Turn! Turn! Turn!," the Byrds sang, "To everything, turn, turn, turn." To which they might have add...

Can Parking Help Save Paradise?

John Friedman | Posted 11.08.2014 | Green
John Friedman

Today's parking facilities are no longer the antithesis of environmental responsibility. In fact, the International Parking Institute (IPI) and its affiliate, the Green Parking Council, are working to not only turn them into spaces that contribute to the environment, but also the aesthetic of the world.

If You Want to See Inequality in the U.S. at Its Worst, Visit an Impound Lot

David Sheff | Posted 10.28.2014 | Politics
David Sheff

For millions of Americans a towed car can lead to a crippling spiral of stress, debt, joblessness, illness and, in many cases, incarceration. On a re...

Could You Park Safely on the World's Steepest Street?

Steven Strogatz | Posted 10.22.2014 | Science
Steven Strogatz

The other day I had to park my car on Buffalo Street, which runs down one of Ithaca's most treacherous hills. It got me wondering: Could a street be so steep that it'd be impossible to park on it?

Parking Violated: Death by a Thousand Papercuts

Michele Oberholtzer | Posted 10.06.2014 | Detroit
Michele Oberholtzer

Think twice before you drive into downtown Detroit. It's not that you'll be carjacked or get lost on our bewildering road network, but you will get ripped off if you deign to park here.

Prankster Targets Jerks Parking In Spots Reserved For People With Disabilities

The Huffington Post | Melissa McGlensey | Posted 05.21.2014 | Impact

Thanks to this Portuguese-speaking prankster, inconsiderate drivers will think twice about pulling into a reserved spot. Earlier this month, a vide...

My Navy SEAL Training Has Left Me Completely Unprepared for This Trader Joe's Parking Lot

James Napoli | Posted 07.21.2014 | Comedy
James Napoli

The whole mission was doomed from the start. These TJ's parking lots are unsettling and, yes, even frightening examples of man's hubris gone awry.

A 50 Percent Increase in Parking Fines? Crazy Detroit

Toby Barlow | Posted 06.17.2014 | Detroit
Toby Barlow

Parking is not a profit engine. It is a service that should help local retailers, restaurants, and other businesses. It's a way to cycle traffic through and keep neighborhoods moving.

Parallel Parking Level: Expert

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 02.04.2014 | Comedy

Oh, dashboard cams. Where would we be without you? This "accidental" parking job caught on camera in Russia is one of the most flawless recoveries ...

What Uber Can Teach Cities About Parking

Keith Williams | Posted 02.18.2014 | Business
Keith Williams

The lesson to our urban planners and politicians is obvious: figure out where supply equals demand, and charge the appropriate price for the privilege to park a car on public streets. People will pay it.

When Parking Garages Go Green, The Results Are Stunning

Diane Pham | Posted 02.15.2014 | Technology
Diane Pham

For many, the thought of a parking garage conjures no more than the vision of endlessly winding one's car up through a utilitarian building. While this is true of many garages, there are designers who are rethinking the form, turning these spaces into iconic architectural works while minimizing urban sprawl and environmental impact.

Quirky, Lovable Austin, Texas

Barbara Falconer Newhall | Posted 12.30.2013 | Travel
Barbara Falconer Newhall

As I got off the plane in Austin, the first thing I noticed was an airport gift shop displaying T-shirts that read "Keep Austin Weird." Weird? Austin is definitely quirky -- in a good way. At every bridge, park and intersection, Austin made me smile.

What I Did After Nearly Ending Up In Handcuffs In A Police Car...

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 12.18.2013 | Media
Jon Hotchkiss

I'm going to tell you precisely how I invented... and then built an awesome 10' X 10' backyard / outdoor movie screen all by myself in about 15 minutes... for less than $50 dollars on Sunday October 13th, 2013 - with no formal plans and just a single trip to the hardware store.

This Is So Frustrating To Watch

Posted 10.14.2013 | Comedy

Are your grandparents the most frustrating drivers in the world? Check out the world's worst driver in the video above and reconsider. This might b...

Lead-Footed Suburbanites vs. Park Slope Stroller Moms: A Modest Proposal

Jay Michaelson | Posted 10.22.2013 | New York
Jay Michaelson

Thousands of Brooklyn residents can now confirm that the Barclay's Center has indeed impacted our lives -- often far too literally. Cars speed through our side streets, causing traffic and accidents, not to mention a complete absence of parking spaces. The empty promises that fans would ride the rails are now broken promises.