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Sunday, June 11, 2006
264 Hours in a One-Hour Space

Remember back in March when Starts & Fits' roving correspondent Gary Roth discovered a car parked in a one-hour space for two weeks? Mr. Roth has an uncanny ability to find these vehicles, and on Friday he outdid himself by finding another car long overdue for a tow. This one is parked in front of the Stage Restaurant at 128 Second Avenue (between 7th and St. Marks). According to Gary's conversation with the guy behind the counter at the Stage, this car had been parked there for three weeks as of Friday. To ascertain the veracity of this claim, Gary rifled through the many parking tickets on the windshield. Let's have a look at those tickets, shall we?

Got 'em under both wipers. That's pretty impressive. How about a closer view?

Tickets under the passenger's wiper.Tickets under the driver's wiper.

Here is another sign that something here is a little off:

So has it really been three weeks? The earliest ticket that Gary found was dated Wednesday, May 31. I found the car this afternoon at about 3 o'clock. Let's say for the sake of easy math that that ticket was left at the same time of day. That's 11 days in the spot, or something like 264 hours parked in a one-hour space. Of course, it could be more if the car didn't get ticketed on the first day it was parked here, or if tickets were given before May 31 but have been removed.

A stack of parking tickets under the left windshield wiper. A stack of parking tickets under the right windshield wiper. A florescent green sanitation warning about parking obscuring an entire window. None of this seems to be deterring the owner of this car from keeping it parked here. Why doesn't the NYPD tow it away?

- Welcome to New York [S&F 3/18/06]
- Parking Math: Tow It Yourself [S&F 3/19/06]
- Did the Indiana Minivan Get a Good Deal? [S&F 3/29/06]
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