Streetfilms: Excuses

Streetfilms’ Clarence Eckerson was walking around Manhattan one day last summer feeling what he describes as "a little sympathy for what it must be like to be a ticket writer in this town." He turned on his ever-present video camera and began shooting illegally parked cars and the variety of placards, badges and hand-scrawled notes left on their dashboards in an attempt to avoid a summons. With City Hall getting ready to reduce official parking placards by 20 percent and reorganize the way parking government parking privileges are managed, this latest Streetfilm is worth a minute of your time.

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Free Parking Addicts Resort to Placard Smash-and-Grabs

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The New York Post believes a rash of car break-ins in Washington Heights and the Bronx may be related to the recent Bloomberg administration parking placard crackdown. Thieves desperate for highly coveted city parking permits have gone on a window-smashing spree in The Bronx and Washington Heights, breaking into at least 10 firefighters’ cars and […]

Today’s Headlines

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Internal Affairs Will Be Keeping an Eye on Traffic Court to Stop Cops From Fixing Tickets (NYT, News) NYPD “Integrity Officer” Made a Copy of His Placard for Mom (News) Queens CB12 Members: Jamaica Bus Lanes Need Real Enforcement to Work (News) Days Are Numbered for the Gas Station at Broadway/Lafayette and All Its Curb […]