Parking, Manhattan Style

I saw this yesterday morning down by the Battery Tunnel

Aside form the very patriotic tableaux of the Red, White and Blue vehicles you have 3 cars that are literally touching each other. The white SUV is completely hemmed in by the van from behind and the little sporty thing in front. This is another one of those life lessons that people all to often forget. You know: Floss Every Day. Don’t Go Drinking With Guys Who Have Been Drunk Longer Than You’ve Been Alive.
And Never Ever Really Piss Off A Guy Whose Car Is Twice The Size Of Yours.
When I saw this I said to myself “boy, those folks had better hope they leave before the SUV…”
They didn’t. As I was riding the bus home I saw the owner get into the SUV, put it in reverse and step on it. He crunched down the nose of the van and shoved the entire thing some three feet backwards (in the process knocking over 2 motorcycles that were parked right up against

11 Responses to “Parking, Manhattan Style”

  1. WunderKraut says:

    Damn, I’m glad I live way down here in the South.
    What a crazy life.

  2. nightfly says:

    So the van owner and the SUV owner are going to be on Judge Judy in four months, right? You snapped the picture, you may get national coverage! (Or is that national exposure? Yikes.)

  3. WordGirl says:


  4. The_Real_JeffS says:

    God made SUVs for a reason.

  5. Cullen says:

    I would like to see the after photo.

  6. Ebola says:

    That should be completely legal.

  7. Kate P says:

    Wow. Almost unbelievable!

  8. ricki says:

    Wow, I guess I’m too nice. I would have tried calling a towing company and seen if I could get one of those other cars towed. And failing that, I would have cried, written a nasty note and left it on their windshields, and then taken a taxi home.
    (Actually – that is a good question – if you find yourself hemmed in can you legally call a towing company and request one of the offending cars be moved? Or are you just at the mercy of the a-hole parkers and have to wait until they return to their vehicle?)

  9. nightfly says:

    Sure you can have them towed, Ricki – presuming that you are parked legally, and they are not.

  10. The fun thing was the Bingley play-by-play via cell phone from his bus seat. “Holy sh*T!!!! The guy in the SUV is back!”

  11. Mr. Bingley says:

    Yeah, as I was talking to Sis I forgot to use the camera…

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