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Fidler on the Sidewalk

11:56 AM EDT on March 11, 2008

Streetsblog commenter and Brooklyn Councilmember Lew Fidler adds a tenth plank to his 9 CARAT STONE transportation plan: Sidewalk parking! In today's Daily News:

Brooklyn Diary

Where in the world can an elected official park these days without earning the wrath of his fellow Brooklynites?

A silver Infiniti belonging to Councilman Lew Fidler -- a vocal congestion pricing critic -- was spotted last Thursday parkedon a pedestrian plaza near Borough Hall that has become something of ago-to spot for law-bending city employees.

But it wasn't the only time last week the unlucky Canarsiepolitician stumbled into a parking problem. Just a day earlier, Fidlerwas slipped an angry note on his windshield after parking directlyabove a nearby subway grate.

"I did it," said a flustered Fidler after our spies caught the pol."I'm not going to apologize for it. I thought it would be better thanparking on the subway grate."

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