Eyes on the Street: NYPD Meets Bx12 Riders Halfway

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It’s pretty sad when a bus lane-blocking truck with a ticket on the windshield is news. Yet here we are. This one was spotted during the Wednesday evening rush in the Bx12 Select Bus lane on 207th Street in Inwood. The driver was nowhere in sight.

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Neither was the agent who presumably issued the violation, parked a couple of blocks east.

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