The honorbox: a new way to save a parking spot

    There are a couple things wrong with the photo to the right.

    It’s not snowing. The spot is being saved with not one, but two untethered newspaper honorboxes.

    What gives?

    Jason Jaeger, a building superintendent in Chinatown, dragged two newspaper honorboxes into the street to save a parking space Thursday afternoon. He was waiting on a moving truck for new tenants.
    That made us wonder where else the things migrate to, if they aren’t tied down. Lisa Mezicco, with CNN Logistics, which owns and manages about 2,000 honorboxes in Philadelphia, said disappearing boxes is a problem — 16 have gone missing this year so far. But 10 of those have been removed by the city because they don’t have proper permits. Six stolen so far in a year doesn’t seem bad at all, but it did make us wonder where they ran off to…

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