Eyes on the Street: 34th Precinct Leads by Example

As seen outside Wednesday's 34th Precinct Community Council meeting. The driver of this livery cab stopped on Broadway, backed 90 degrees into the crosswalk, drove forward (about halfway across the crosswalk) to straighten out, then backed up again, taking up a good share of the disabled access curb ramp in the process. Then he and his passenger got out and walked into the station house without incident, despite the police presence outside -- which is no surprise given the position of the NYPD van to the right.

This stretch of Broadway, between West 182nd and 184th, is constantly lined with police and personal vehicles parked perpendicular to the street. You can even see it here.