Who: The Columbia Association of the NYPD.
Where: In Elmhurst on the Queens Boulevard south service road between the new Georgia Diner and Grand Avenue.
When: Tuesday evening, November 26, 2019.
What: Columbia Association police membership needs convenient and difficult to find on-street parking.
Why: It seems that this membership has parking privileges that the rest of the citizenry does not.
If the Queens Boulevard bike lanes are kept clear, as seen in these photos, why can't all drivers then park on the sidewalk like these off-duty cops?
Photo 1. Regular street parking cannot be found, so we
drive up onto the sidewalk. Nice.
Photo 3. No standing . . . unless you're privileged.
Photo 4. The Italian Charities of America building at
the corner of Queens Boulevard and Van Loon Street at
the right - the site of the monthly NYPD Columbia Association
Photo 6. All that's needed is an official placard?
Photo 7. A police officer's privately-owned vehicle exits the
illegal parking area into rush hour congested single-lane