Do you live in New York? Manhattan? Brooklyn? If yes you know what it means to drive your car around….Parking is seriously insane! You cannot drive anywhere with out parking 2 blocks away standard! It is totally insane that there a lot more cars than spots. Naturally thats gonna happen if the houses are narrower than cars, than every 2 houses with 2 cars earns one spot..
I live in a basement apartment and my landlord considers it the worst thing in the world if I block his driveway for 30 seconds to unload the packages! He seriously made such a big deal when i parked in his driveway while his wife had the car in work, the day I was flying somewhere and I had to put the suitcases in the car..On average night i park at least 2 avenue blocks away! The night of my sisters wedding was pouring rain. I got back from the ceremony at 2 am. I circled for 20 minutes and i couldn’t even find one anywhere with in 5 square blocks. I had to park by a fire hydrant. It’s not like you can just get away by parking by a fire hydrant in New York, the cops are on it! I’m not too fond of parking by a fire hydrant either myself. It is a huge danger! There is a famous story that a guy parked by a fire hydrant. There was actually a fire in the building that he parked in front of. The fire department came and saw that his car was parked there. They stuck the hose through both the windows and connected it to the fire hydrant! Could they have easily gone around without smashing the windows of the car? Yes! Of course! But there is a lesson to be taught here. In many cases it does cause extra danger from the fact that they block the fire hydrant.
In New York there is something called alternate sides. It could very well be that they have it all over. Its basically, that their supposed to come around with a truck that cleans the street. On the days that they clean that side of the street you may only park on the other side. (In some areas they let you double park on the other side.) They barely come around with the truck, it’s basically an excuse to give out tickets! Even if the truck already came and the cops saw that they came, they would still give you a ticket for parking there….Whatever….
If your from outta town you probably have no idea what i’m venting about. In your towns every place has a parking lot,..huge driveways by the homes and 6 spots open on the street! And when you come to New York you take a Taxi everywhere, so you really don’t know…But such a thing does exist, so you feel bad for us!
I was once staying in Buffalo New York while visiting Niagara Falls! And i met this really nice roofer! I love Roofers and he was telling me that he moved to buffalo precisely because of parking… Crazy! No? Well i’m not too far off myself! Check his website out if you live in Buffalo and need your roof fixed.. http://www.buffaloroofcontractors.com He was extremely nice and welcoming and I’m sure he would be very honest in his roofing business!
In New York they have garbage pick up days.. Which i’m sure they have that all over-I mean I hope! Anyway in New York the streets are not wide enough to pass around the truck. The streets are very narrow in the first place and with the cars parked on both sides like idiots you can’t even walk on the side of the garbage truck! So basically if you get stuck behind a garbage truck on a garbage pick up day you are a half hour late to work! At least!
i always had a simple idea to make garbage truck day on the days that its alternate sides. This way one side of the street is open and you can pass through!!!! Im brilliant!!! So Mayor DeBlassio (I have no idea how to spell your name (not sure which letters to capitalize) even spell check doesn’t have you listed!) if you are reading this blog (which I hope your busier than that) than please accept my support ticket to the city of New York…
I know some one that always used to keep a an envelope of a ticket in his car. When he needed to park in an illegal spot he would pull it out and put it on the wind shield, making it look like he already got a ticket…I’m a little more honest than that..
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