‘The Snow is Making People Crazy’

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Space saver signs on Dalrymple Street, Feb. 15, 2015.

Courtesy of a neighbor

Space saver signs on Dalrymple Street, Feb. 15, 2015.

A resident sent us this photo report on an escalating word-battle over space savers on Dalrymple Street in Egleston.

It begins:

Space saver signs on Dalrymple Street, Feb. 15, 2015.

Courtesy of a neighbor

Space saver signs on Dalrymple Street, Feb. 15, 2015.

The sign above gives the URL for the city's policy on space savers: They should be removed no later than 48 hours after the end of snow emergency.

At left is a pile of space savers the sign writer removed from shoveled spaces on the street, according to a neighbor:

Space saver signs on Dalrymple Street, Feb. 15, 2015.

Courtesy of a neighbor

Space saver signs on Dalrymple Street, Feb. 15, 2015.

That prompted this response:

Space saver signs on Dalrymple Street, Feb. 15, 2015.

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Space saver signs on Dalrymple Street, Feb. 15, 2015.

And this rebuttal.

Space saver signs on Dalrymple Street, Feb. 15, 2015.

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Space saver signs on Dalrymple Street, Feb. 15, 2015.

In case you can't read the right-most sign, it says:

It does, however, reflect the view of many others. Look, shoveling sucks but everyone has to do it. Digging out your car does not entitle you to private parking for the rest of the winter. It's inefficient, there's not enough parking, but there's usually unoccupied saved spots. It's illegal. Parking is saved through the threat of violence. It's gangland mentality inappropriate to our community. — Dan

Meanwhile, over on Creighton Street, the block reports being under siege from a tire slasher.

JP's Reuben Kantor described the neighborhood tone this way:

The tipster who sent us the Dalrymple Street photos summed up the whole situation saying, "The snow is making people crazy."

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