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New York hopes to end parking war between drivers and street sweepers
New York hopes to end parking war between drivers and street sweepers

Andrew Porter left work early Tuesday, but he didn't sit in a bar watching the U.S. play Belgium in that afternoon's World Cup match, or sit on the beach watching the waves roll in. No, Porter sat in his car watching the clock in his Brooklyn neighborhood, one of hundreds citywide where street sweeping schedules prompt a daily cat and mouse game among drivers, sanitation workers and traffic cops jockeying for space and supremacy on New York's streets. At 6 p.m., when the block's no-parking rule expired, Porter and dozens of other drivers emerged from vehicles they had positioned into spaces as much as two hours earlier. They locked the doors and walked away, confident that they would not...

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