Upper Manhattan Pols Share a Common (Windshield) Perspective

adrianoSUV.jpgAdriano Espaillat doesn’t believe in bridge tolls or parking laws.

Some residents of Inwood aren’t happy with Assembly Member Adriano Espaillat’s vocal opposition to bridge tolls on East and Harlem River bridges. On the neighborhood blog Inwoodite (maintained by yours truly), Espaillat constituents sounded off last week, with one pointing out the assemblyman’s illegal parking habit — as illustrated by the photo above, snapped last December by another Inwood blogger.

Meanwhile, Espaillat’s Upper Manhattan colleague Herman "Denny" Farrell, the outspoken (and uninformed) congestion pricing foe, recently made news as the lone Assembly member to report zero personal use of his state-provided vehicle. Has he eschewed his car keys for a MetroCard? Not exactly, as NY Politics reports:

Farrell’s office said the lawmaker never drives his state car for personal use, preferring to tool around in his own convertibles. 

Good to know.

  • Wow. So it really is just about their own personal irritation at tolls and not the people they represent!

  • screwdriver

    maybe if someone removed her plates then when the traffic police come they could tow her vehicle just like anyone else.

  • DCResident

    No real input, other than to suggest that there is no way that photo was snapped in December, as you suggest. That looks like it is 7AM on what is going to be a balls-hot day in Manhattan.

  • Nice catch, DC. Let’s go with “posted last December.”

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