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Stop Using Your Furniture to Hold Street Parking Spots, New Jersey City Says

Parking spaces are hard to come by in Elizabeth, New Jersey, but the city says it's had enough of people using furniture to save slots. 

Starting Thursday, the city tweeted that it will be removing "all furniture and objects" that have been put in the streets to reserve parking spots. 

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"As you know, city street parking is open to the public, and while some are accustomed to 'reserving parking spaces,' this is not permitted," the tweet said. 

Residents are being asked to bring any furniture they want to keep back inside. The rest will be tossed by city waste haulers. 

The tweet prompted a slew of "thank yous" from relieved city residents.

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