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Leading By Example

March 12, 2012

This was the scene at the 78th Precinct yesterday.  While it’s not unusual to find cars all over the sidewalks around police stations in the city, I found this situation to be fairly egregious; the essential blockading of the crosswalk left very little room for pedestrians to squeeze by and rendered them more or less invisible to drivers coming down Bergen Street.

How can we expect others to stop parking on the sidewalk if this is standard NYPD practice?  I can only imagine how terrible this particular intersection is going to be for pedestrians when the area is flooded by hordes of drivers attending events at the Barclays Center in the fall.

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