Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Parking Ballet

In an "only in New York" moment, I was lucky enough to finally capture an intricate dance that takes place each weekday morning on 120th Street between Broadway and Amsterdam.

Drivers remain in their cars and pull out in staggered formation just enough to let the street sweeper pass next to the curb. Then they put it in reverse and return to their parking spaces, get out and walk to work.

Everywhere else in the world such parking habits would provide a daily ration of ticket income for police, but here in what is supposed to be the hardest-assed city in the country people find a way to make it work. Who says New Yorkers are rude and nasty?

Well, some of them are...

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