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February 15, 2006
Park & Ride
While New York City never stops, no matter how much snow, it certainly slows down�and so does common sense. For the past two mornings, traffic on Van Brunt Street has come to a complete scream and honk halt, bunching the already off-schedule busses into a conga line of annoyed drivers and passengers.
Someone needs to send a memo to truck drivers�particularly those of the Snapple persuasion�that double parking during the work week on snow filled streets at 8:00 a.m. just does not work. Furthermore, double parking so that you can buy your breakfast from the corner deli does not go over well with those stuck behind your idling vehicle.
Yesterday our bus driver, already incensed by the multiple double parkers, got to the reroute at Union Street only to find that the combination of snow piles and fire department vehicles made it virtually impossible for him to turn the corner. Visibly irritated, he threw up his hands and said something to the effect of "I�ve had it with this crap. I�m driving the regular route." We rumbled further down Van Brunt to Degraw and then onto Columbia, leaving the large colony of the people waiting at the corner of Union to fend for themselves.
B61 drama. Gotta love it.
Posted by callalillie at February 15, 2006 7:18 AM | City Life , Red Hook
the best van brunt sign to grind your teeth by is located, i believe, near the gas station. it says something like '2 minute idling limit : $2K fine'.
thanks for reminding me why i gave up the B61 in the morning.
Posted by: jonathan at February 15, 2006 2:04 PM