Wednesday April 25 at 6:30pm - The Great Port Richmond Junk Cars Bandit Sign Clean Up

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When: Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at 6:30pm
Where: The Port Richmond K-Mart (3301 Aramingo Ave)
What: The Great Port Richmond Bandit Sign Clean Up
After: We celebrate our great victory at the Port Richmond Pour House (2253 East Clearfield Street) because that bar is great

We're going to tear down all the "Junk Cars" bandit signs. And we're going to save them and turn them over to the Mayor.

Try and wear gardening gloves. I'll bring a few extra pairs. My hands got cut up pretty bad removing the ones in ORCA.

Details here:

http://phillylawblog.wordpress.com/2012/04/22/a-declaration-of-war-michael-clements-junk-cars-215-740-6116/

RSVP or direct questions to

Why are there so many bandit signs on Aramingo Ave? You would have to ask Michael Clements. His telephone number is 215-740-6116.

A. Jordan Rushie
Fishtown Neighbors Association - Vice President
2424 East York Street, Suite 316
Philadelphia, PA 19125 215.385.LAW1 (5291)
Blog: www.phillylawblog.com
Website: www.fishtownlaw.com

sdm's picture

Thanks for organizing this. See you Wednesday.

From welfare to Mayfair.

th's picture

Me too.

You wanna dance? LET'S DANCE!

Jordan's picture

We'll meet in front of the K-Mart. Then we'll each take different blocks of Aramingo. I'll drive a few people further north. Then we'll all meet back at the K-Mart.

Bring gardening gloves. I will bring some extras.

This shouldn't take long.

A. Jordan Rushie
Fishtown Neighbors Association - Vice President
2424 East York Street, Suite 316
Philadelphia, PA 19125 215.385.LAW1 (5291)
Blog: www.phillylawblog.com
Website: www.fishtownlaw.com

Kenzo's picture

I'm in. Have you advertised this to PROPAC? You might get a dozen extra hands to help out.

Edit: n/m I see you have. Let me put an event up for you.

On the advice of someone who probably queened-out, this signature has been deleted.

peahen's picture

I'd like to help out and meet you guys. I'm in!

th's picture

I have a bunch of work gloves left over from the city wide cleanup. I'll also bring the 3 ice scrappers that ORCA has.

You wanna dance? LET'S DANCE!

fishtownfilly's picture

th, may I place dibs on one ice scrapper?

Keep Smiling Beautiful Ones, the World Needs Your Light.

th's picture

fishtownfilly wrote:
th, may I place dibs on one ice scrapper?

Sure thing. I'll need it back of course. ;)

You wanna dance? LET'S DANCE!

Kenzo's picture

I donated several ice scrapers to NKCDC... I know this isn't NKCDC sponsored but I can ask Phil if he's willing to help out and bring the donated scrapers.

Another tool for rapid removal of paper bandit signs is a large screwdriver. You can snake the screwdriver behind the paper signs and pull them off at the corners to strip the sign off easily.

On the advice of someone who probably queened-out, this signature has been deleted.

fishtownfilly's picture

th wrote:
fishtownfilly wrote:
th, may I place dibs on one ice scrapper?

Sure thing. I'll need it back of course. ;)

Understood.

Keep Smiling Beautiful Ones, the World Needs Your Light.

HAZMAT's picture

I'm in see ya there have trash bags also ...

To be ones self and unafraid, right or wrong, is more admirable than the easy cowardice of surrender to conformaty. Irving Wallace.

Jordan's picture

HAZMAT wrote:
I'm in see ya there have trash bags also ...

Good.

Just don't throw out the bandit signs!

We are saving them to help L&I build a case. I have spoken with David Abernathy from the city of Philadelphia. If we provide the city with the Junk Car Guy's name and all the bandit signs, they will fine him into oblivion.

A. Jordan Rushie
Fishtown Neighbors Association - Vice President
2424 East York Street, Suite 316
Philadelphia, PA 19125 215.385.LAW1 (5291)
Blog: www.phillylawblog.com
Website: www.fishtownlaw.com

Stock's picture

I'm in. See you there.

"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."

- Benjamin Franklin

Jordan's picture

Just don't make fun of me because I'll probably be in a suit. Leo makes me wear one to work everyday, as opposed to the camouflage shorts I prefer.

A. Jordan Rushie
Fishtown Neighbors Association - Vice President
2424 East York Street, Suite 316
Philadelphia, PA 19125 215.385.LAW1 (5291)
Blog: www.phillylawblog.com
Website: www.fishtownlaw.com

george's picture

Jordan wrote:
I have spoken with David Abernathy from the city of Philadelphia. If we provide the city with the Junk Car Guy's name and all the bandit signs, they will fine him into oblivion.

That's great!

Jordan's picture

george wrote:
Jordan wrote:
I have spoken with David Abernathy from the city of Philadelphia. If we provide the city with the Junk Car Guy's name and all the bandit signs, they will fine him into oblivion.

That's great!

In addition to the cleanup, Kenzo and I have been working behind to scenes to ensure Junk Cars Guy emerges from this in a thick and sticky coat of humiliation.

A. Jordan Rushie
Fishtown Neighbors Association - Vice President
2424 East York Street, Suite 316
Philadelphia, PA 19125 215.385.LAW1 (5291)
Blog: www.phillylawblog.com
Website: www.fishtownlaw.com

dan

Do we have the real name of Junk Car Guy yet?
(not asking for it to be shared here)

"I like my way of doing it better than your way of not doing it." - D.L. Moody

Jordan's picture

Don't forget, this is tonight.

Action plan:

- Take down Bandit Signs
- Give the signs to me and Chris. We are building a case for L&I.
- Celebrate at Port Richmond Pour House

Dan - we do not have the name of Junk Car Guy yet. We're working on it. If anyone sees someone putting up bandit signs registered to 215-740-6116, please try and take down the make and model of the car, license plate, etc. Report it to me and Chris. DO NOT ENGAGE HIM.

A. Jordan Rushie
Fishtown Neighbors Association - Vice President
2424 East York Street, Suite 316
Philadelphia, PA 19125 215.385.LAW1 (5291)
Blog: www.phillylawblog.com
Website: www.fishtownlaw.com

sdm's picture

Thanks everyone. My immediate neighborhood is now bandit sign free for the first time in awhile.

From welfare to Mayfair.

Jordan's picture

Thanks to all who came out. It's great to see ORCA and Port Richmond joining forces, in what can only be the most kenzo-riffic ever created.

Port Richmond is now mostly bandit sign free.

Next step: the city has agreed to prosecute these losers.

A. Jordan Rushie
Fishtown Neighbors Association - Vice President
2424 East York Street, Suite 316
Philadelphia, PA 19125 215.385.LAW1 (5291)
Blog: www.phillylawblog.com
Website: www.fishtownlaw.com

HAZMAT's picture

is kenzo-rific lol hahahahaha

To be ones self and unafraid, right or wrong, is more admirable than the easy cowardice of surrender to conformaty. Irving Wallace.

HAZMAT's picture

word filter is on point

To be ones self and unafraid, right or wrong, is more admirable than the easy cowardice of surrender to conformaty. Irving Wallace.

HAZMAT's picture

actually it was great to see so many people getting together and doing great things for each other lets keep that community spirit

To be ones self and unafraid, right or wrong, is more admirable than the easy cowardice of surrender to conformaty. Irving Wallace.

th's picture

Yep. It was good to meet you HAZMAT.

Stock's pickup was completely full. All those signs would make a great photo-op at a press conference in front of some official's office. (hint hint)

Thanks to Jordan for organizing.

You wanna dance? LET'S DANCE!

Stock's picture

I found a spot at my shop to keep them. They are all bundled and safe. I have room for a bunch more. Rip them down and bring them to the shop on Thursdays for Thirsty Thursday. We are open 10-7, but from 4-7, free beer and bourbon to anyone who brings in a sign. https://www.facebook.com/phillysalvage

"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."

- Benjamin Franklin

th's picture

(215) 740-6116 car junk guy just re-posted all of Somerset, Lehigh and Aramingo. 2 signs per pole.

Going to take down Lehigh now. This guy is really annoying me.

You wanna dance? LET'S DANCE!

th's picture

I just took down 50 new signs from Lehigh and Somerset. He put them all up sometime today. Between 11:30am when I left the house to get some lunch, and 6pm when I noticed them.

You wanna dance? LET'S DANCE!

Stock's picture

interesting...

"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."

- Benjamin Franklin

Matt Benatar's picture

By my math, it'll cost him $150 per pole. He's digging his own grave. If the signs along Aramingo are still up tomorrow morning, I'll tear them down.

Love is a Mattlefield.

Jordan's picture

Stock wrote:
I found a spot at my shop to keep them. They are all bundled and safe. I have room for a bunch more. Rip them down and bring them to the shop on Thursdays for Thirsty Thursday. We are open 10-7, but from 4-7, free beer and bourbon to anyone who brings in a sign. https://www.facebook.com/phillysalvage

Oh man, I have a trunk and kitchen table full of them.

We gotta ID this 6116 loser!

A. Jordan Rushie
Fishtown Neighbors Association - Vice President
2424 East York Street, Suite 316
Philadelphia, PA 19125 215.385.LAW1 (5291)
Blog: www.phillylawblog.com
Website: www.fishtownlaw.com

Stock's picture

See you Thursday!

Jordan wrote:
Stock wrote:
I found a spot at my shop to keep them. They are all bundled and safe. I have room for a bunch more. Rip them down and bring them to the shop on Thursdays for Thirsty Thursday. We are open 10-7, but from 4-7, free beer and bourbon to anyone who brings in a sign. https://www.facebook.com/phillysalvage

Oh man, I have a trunk and kitchen table full of them.

We gotta ID this 6116 loser!

"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."

- Benjamin Franklin

Jordan's picture

I just did ORCA. Got a whole bunch for (267) 319-9202, another junk cars one. They were on York, Aramingo, and there was one at Cedar and Letterly right by Luke's.

Also got a few for "donate your car to charity." I'll have to put it on Bandit Project.

A. Jordan Rushie
Fishtown Neighbors Association - Vice President
2424 East York Street, Suite 316
Philadelphia, PA 19125 215.385.LAW1 (5291)
Blog: www.phillylawblog.com
Website: www.fishtownlaw.com