Thursday, August 19, 2010

City Gives Parking Out to Movies Like Candy

They towed and towed
and why your car
was taken
no one knows

At 11:00 am this morning the tow trucks moved in like an armed insurgence. Drivers were running around looking for their cars. Those at work don't get to find out where their car was towed until they return. The rest scrambled throughout the day to find alternative parking spaces. (except for one lucky motorcycle).

The blocks you see pictured above:

113 Street (a firehouse is located on this street!)
110 Street
109 Street
108 Street
Amsterdam Avenue

are under siege from a movie called Premium Rush and they have been tormenting this neighborhood with their poor planning all Summer. I mean how many takes do they have to get of this neighborhood and wouldn't it make sense to do them all at the same time? Wouldn't it at least be considerate? Or is this neighborhood just another Hollywood set to them.

Hundreds of parking spaces were left empty and unused throughout the day. (They are still unused now). A few film trucks came in during the day using a small fraction of the spaces reserved, but even they left . These pictures were taken at 7:00 pm, 8/19 and by this time many drivers have reclaimed their blocks despite the cones placed there to reserve the spaces, but there are still whole blocks of parking spaces held hostage and the threat of towing tonight has been re-posted (on 110 Street). And don't we just know tickets are being written in those "legal parking spaces" where everyone was towed.

Whose city is this anyway?

If you think this administration is like a glamor-starved fan who would give anything away if it was for the movies, or if you think someone should be monitoring the requests for Parking Permits rather than blushing and rubber stamping them, or if you just don't think this is fair for any reason, click on the image of Mayor Bloomberg to the right and email the Mayor your objections.

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