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Old 03-29-19, 01:19 PM
aka Tom Reingold
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My wife keeps a car here in the city. I don't want one and don't need it. She parks it on the street. Free parking lasts two days, maximum, and then you have to move it for street cleaning, or you get a ticket or maybe even towed. So she moves it every day or two. The cleaning period is 1-1/2 hours, so parking spaces become rare for that period. Sometimes if she has nowhere to go, she sits in the car for the period to avoid getting a ticket.

She's traveling this weekend, so she left the car with me. The parking spot went bad at 11am, so I got in the car and looked for a spot. I didn't find one until 12:05, and it was 6/10 mile from home. I jumped on a Citi Bike which was right there.

Ah, the things we do for love!

So that's one thing you can do with an old parked car.
Tom Reingold,
New York City and High Falls, NY
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