Streetsblogger Drives Home Yankee Stadium’s Game-Day Parking Problem

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A few weeks ago, Streetsblog regular Susan Donovan snapped some pics of sidewalk-hogging cars parked near Yankee Stadium and added them to our Flickr pool. Today she (and her photos) appeared on New York 1, in a report filed by Susan Jhun that looks at the mess caused by game-day parking. Score one for TV coverage of pedestrian rights:

Donovan says the cars completely block the sidewalk to the point where she has to come out into the middle of the street to get by.

"They block [the sidewalk] in such a way that you can't even squeeze by at all," says Donovan. "The sidewalks really are for people to walk on and not for parking."

When we spoke to a manager for East Parking Garage, he said that they only put the cars there temporarily and move them constantly.

But that's not what NY1 cameras caught on a recent game day when cars sat parked in front of the hydrant.

Susan, wanna share your tips on catching the eye of reporters?

Image: New York 1