Isn't Espada (or one of his friends/family members with access to his ride) afraid of getting one of those $115 tickets for blocking the fire hydrant? Well, no, because it appears that Pedro has some good friends in the New York State Police Department. He had one of those sweet little Police Vehicle Identification placards that allowed him to endanger Bedford Park residents' lives by blocking the hydrant without even so much as the threat of a ticket landing on his car.
Parking (meaning, lack of it) is a huge issue in Bedford Park. There have been countless times that we've trudged from a few blocks away while lugging our baby just because we were lucky enough to find a legal spot somewhere. So seeing Pedro roll up and park illegally right in front of our building (while at the same time throwing any concerns for his constituents' safety and well being right out the window) makes me quite angry. Not surprised at all, but angry nonetheless.Looks like our State Senate Majority Leader is starting out the New Year with the same entitled attitude that enabled him to cripple the State legislature for about a month in the early summer of 2009. By the way, it doesn't seem that Espada deigned to stay the night in the BoogieDown because the vehicle was not parked overnight.