New York: The City That Never Allows Sleeping With People In Cars On West 30th Between 7th and 8th (Maybe)
As an auto industry blogger/writer/scribe, I deem it a-okay to write about things that human beings do in cars, in addition to what car companies do in cars. It’s good to switch things around. So when I read about Midtown New York City residents being downright F E D up with weekend night hedonism in cars, I wanted to share it.
On West 30th Street, between 7th and 8th (one block south of Madison Square Garden), sit The Parlour and Rebel NYC, local H O T night clubs. There’s also a spa, a guitar school, Mooncake Foods and actual apartment buildings on the block. It’s a real smorgasbord of a neighborhood.
Alas, the apartment dwellers are sick of seeing used condoms, drug paraphernalia and forgotten high-heels on their streets, and they’re blaming the cars parked on their $9,500 a month brownstone avenue.
Community Board 5 (curiously sounding like a television station, but not one) has petitioned the city to turn the block into a no parking zone on weekend nights. The residents think if there’s no place for people to “do their business in”, there “won’t be business done.”
Parking bans in cities are usually for too much snow, too much winning (world championships) and too much America (July 4th parades). Maybe we can add too much sex to the list.
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Just don’t park it on West 30th on Friday or Saturdays. (Or DO park it there if you’re planning on getting lucky and NYC ignores the parking ban request.)