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Birth Announcement and Illegal Permit Parking

Aaron Naparstek, the editor of Streetsblog, and his wife Joanne Nerenberg announce the birth of their second son, Saul Oren Naparstek, Thursday, February 1, 2:01 pm. Saul weighed in at 7 pounds, 5 ounces and was 20 inches tall. He was born at Long Island College Hospital in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn with a city government employee parked on the sidewalk, blocking access to a small park just outside the window of his room.

 
Perhaps that was why Joanne's labor took 26 hours -- Saul simply refused to be born into a world with as many city government contractors parked on the sidewalk as pictured below. Or, perhaps Saul's father is a wee bit too focused on livable streets issues. Putting aside the government employee parking permit abuse and all the rest, everyone is healthy and happy.

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