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A Brief History Of Parking In New York City

  • Twice a week, for 90 minutes, I think about this piece (after the jump) by Robert Shnayerson from the April 1973 issue of Harper’s. (Do go enjoy their incredible website.) The alternate side of the street parking scheme in New York City has not changed that much in 35 years, nor has the temperament of its drivers, except that the tickets have gotten more expensive—and we have more holidays on which street-cleaning is suspended. For instance, this coming Monday and Tuesday, June 9 and 10, when we all celebrate the first and second day of Shavuot! Hooray for the grain harvest of Israel!

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