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In a John Cage, 4'33" sort of way, maybe. rolleyes.gif

Empire state of mind?
http://www.theonion.com/article/84-million-new-yorkers-suddenly-realize-new-york-c-18003
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Empire state of mind?
http://www.theonion.com/article/84-million-new-yorkers-suddenly-realize-new-york-c-18003

“The glass-blower's cat is bompstable,” said Mr. Parker aloud and distinctly.”
― Dorothy L. Sayers
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Ratatouille doesn't sound delicious. It sounds like 'rat' and 'patootie.' Rat-patootie.
-Linguini.
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happens in FiDi all the damn time. Narrow streets means trucks just pull right onto the sidewalks to unload.
What I don't get is, if you're doing a construction project that blocks the sidewalk, the law requires some kind of setup to route pedestrians around it. But you can just back a truck up to a loading dock, block the entire sidewalk and 1/3 the width of the street. all day every day?
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What I don't get is, if you're doing a construction project that blocks the sidewalk, the law requires some kind of setup to route pedestrians around it. But you can just back a truck up to a loading dock, block the entire sidewalk and 1/3 the width of the street. all day every day?
I don't really know, but I'd imagine it's more a question of enforcement policy than what the law allows or requires. Similar examples abound, of course.

In LA, the maximum vehicle weight limit for many residential streets is less than the weight of certain popular large SUVs. Never (to my knowledge) enforced.
Similarly, delivery drivers (FedEx, UPS, etc.) routinely stop their trucks in a traffic lane and leave it there while they get out and go make their deliveries. Pretty sure that's not technically permitted, but again I've never seen it enforced. I'm guessing it's mostly about some sort of supposedly "pro-commerce" non-enforcement policy.
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*edit* Ah crap, forgot to refresh and made this comment based on a 3 hour old thread

Cool story bro. Tell us more about your hateful views of the greatest city in the world to bash on.
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I am totally intrigued by the parking ticket dynamics for FedEx and ups. Is there a budget each driver gets? Is there an unwritten agreement between drivers and ticket writers? Do the companies get a volume discount? Has to be millions a year in Manhattan alone.
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Perfect timing. So I walk out of my office and boom, 3 USPS trucks fucking up the sidewalk


plus a crappy beer truck who was actually on the sidewalk so he could make that wide turn (around the USPS truck)
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plus a crappy beer truck who was actually on the sidewalk so he could make that wide turn (around the USPS truck)

Fucking JetBlast[/ @kwilkinson
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I am researching the cost of doing a residential renovation project in Manhattan. I found out that the expected cost for parking tickets (from double parking) is included in the bids.
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*edit* Ah crap, forgot to refresh and made this comment based on a 3 hour old thread

Cool story bro. Tell us more about your hateful views of the greatest city in the world to bash on.

Cool story brah. Wrong thread, try the other support groups to deal with all that denial .
Edited by satrorianogreco - 6/2/16 at 2:39pm
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Here is some of many New York glitz features, I will post  live  pictures tomorrow when I go to  work of similar  kind of  feature sitting  next to restaurants from  morning or night, till  the very  next day when evening sanitation decides to pick it up, while New Yorkers  walk  run  next to this and smell  it all the day, and the people in restaurants and tables outside  dine next to this   

 


Edited by satrorianogreco - 6/2/16 at 4:25pm
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thread just got interesting.

In a John Cage, 4'33" sort of way, maybe. rolleyes.gif

Don't be like that. It's almost like having Manouche back. sniff
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Here is some of many New York glitz features, I will post  live  pictures tomorrow when I go to  work of similar  kind of  feature sitting  next to restaurants from  morning or night, till  the very  next day when evening sanitation decides to pick it up, while New Yorkers  walk  run  next to this and smell  it all the day, and the people in restaurants and tables outside  dine next to this   

 
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*edit* Ah crap, forgot to refresh and made this comment based on a 3 hour old thread

Cool story bro. Tell us more about your hateful views of the greatest city in the world to bash on.

Cool story brah. Wrong thread, try the other support groups to deal with all that denial .

ah, your location says your familiar with the great Satorial city of Napoli. Cheers!!!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naples_waste_management_issue
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I remember having a garage on Richardson St (Williamsburg half block away from my apt) thinking I was *king of the world. Then walking up to the garage only to see someone blatantly parked in front of it. I'd often think about that morning cluster fuck at the bedford ave L train station... then just open my garage take out my bike and ride the 1hr 20min to UWS for work instead. ffffuuuu.gif

Some motherfuckers would be bold and park one car on the street blocking my garage door, then another car on the sidewalk right in front of the door.

Of course I'd do the thing and just honk incessantly until the offending party would move their car. But sometimes its 2am and you know whomever parked there isn't waking up and I didn't want to wake up the whole block. I did call a towing company a couple of times. It got to the point where I had this single mom neighbor who begged me to leg her park in front of my garage at night and all I had to do was "text her" to move the car which predictably became a huge hassle.




*In fairness the garage rent was only $160 a month paid to a shady elderly italian man who liked me and my wife, and dogs. It was simultaneously the most convenient/inconvenient thing ever to have a car and parking garage unit in nyc. I think my wife and I ended up staying in brooklyn for two extra years because of that garage.
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