Eyes on the Street: Bushwick Sidewalk Driver Gets a Pass
From a tipster on Bogart Street in Bushwick, Brooklyn:
I thought you might appreciate this picture. It was taken today out of my bedroom window. A car drove up onto the sidewalk, and the man in the car promptly got on his cell phone while sitting in the driver's seat. Two police cars drove by (this picture shows the second cruiser), and neither even slowed down. I have heard rumors from TA that my neighborhood is home to one of the highest concentrations of tickets for cyclists for equivalent offenses (my roommate was given a ticket a few blocks away for biking on the sidewalk around street construction). While biking on the sidewalk perhaps justly deserves a ticket, a ticket for driving on the sidewalk is even more justified.
Maybe it's a matter of sharing the windshield perspective.
Triple-parked cops and judges in Lower Manhattan