photo by Alden Peters
Charles Mysak sells books on a street corner. And his car (behind the stacks) stays parked right there
by Mark Memmott
It's from today's New York Post and it's the story of how, "eleven years ago, Charles Mysak snagged a primo parking spot on the corner of Columbus Avenue and 68th Street — and he hasn't budged since. The sidewalk bookseller keeps his inventory piled up in the beat up green '94 Civic, held partially together with duct tape, and feeds the meter $36 a day — in quarters — to hold on to the spot."
Yes, he gets parking tickets. The Post says he has about $470 worth outstanding. And he has to move the car once in the morning so that a street sweeper can come through.
But he holds on to the spot.