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Thursday, December 8, 2011

On Twinkly Lights and Parking, in Brooklyn

Park Slope stoop
Photo by myself in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

A view of a typical townhouse, decorated for the holidays.

Like many townhouses, this one in Park Slope has bars on the lower floor windows and trash cans in the front yard.

Many townhouses don't have driveways or parking spaces out front. As a result, there is no space to store things as commonplace as trash cans.

If you own a car and don't want to pay for a garage, you have to find parking on the street. In Manhattan, you often have to move your car to avoid street cleaning twice a week. In Brooklyn, you only have to move your car once a week.

For instance, the north side of a street might be cleaned on Tuesday, while the south side is cleaned on Thursday. This means thinking about when you'll use the car again, before choosing your parking space.


By the way, yesterday's 'No Dumping' photo is also posted on The Lo-Down, a site that reports news from the Lower East Side every day.

Click here to see my photo in action.

Related posts: The Low Down on Walk Ups, Hidden Treasure in the Village, and Layers in Time, in the Village.


Nori said...

That's why your Santa will approach you from the sky...beautiful your photo as usual!

Seitenstra├če said...

such beautiful shot!

Leeds daily photo said...

Parking can be a problem in most places. I am on the wrong side of the road so officially have no residents permit but luckily a friend lets me use her spare one. Its a shame about the bars, but I can understand the reason.

biebkriebels said...

That is complicated to remember when the streets will be cleaned to park your car. The bars are sad, to live behind them must almost feel like a prisoner.

chickenunderwear said...

Thank god for Immaculate Conception. ASS Parking is suspended today.

RedPat said...

Trash cans seem to be the new city scourge - they are everywhere!