Finally, Market Rates for Manhattan Street Parking

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Arnold Diaz confronts some Avis employees on his "Shame Shame Shame" segment for Fox 5 News. He catches them apparently charging motorists $25 to park on a public street. This Avis branch is on the same block as the Beacon
Theater, where employees have been taking up street parking during the day and selling the spaces to concert goers at night. The story quotes the Department of Transportation as saying the practice is "totally illegal." Take a look at this outrageous undercover video.

What would Shoup say?

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