NYPD Parking Hogs Finally Crossed a Line

Joanna Oltman Smith nearly broke the Internet yesterday with this photo of officers marking territory for NYPD Transit Bureau District 30 on Schermerhorn Street:

Scrawling the District 30 pecking order on public asphalt was apparently too bold a move, at least with all those people watching on Twitter and Gothamist:

Appropriating the bike lane and the sidewalk for police “combat parking” is still fine, though. It was only the artisanal parking stall paint job that crossed a line. So here we are, back to the status quo ante, with NYPD vehicles sending a message to people on bikes and people heading to the A/C and G trains about who owns the streets in this town:

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Transit police vehicles at the Hoyt/Schermerhorn transit station. Photo: Google Maps

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