May be in short supply in New York Midtown…..

In a story first reported in the New York Times, New York City came up with an innovative way to put a stop to companies evasive strategies for not paying fines on illegally parked trucks. They hijacked 34 of them and parked them next to New York’s worst polluting power plant in Ravenswood, Long Island City.

“By constantly changing companies, operators could continue to re-register their trucks while eluding city officials,” the Times said.

“The truck owners ‘sought to evade enforcement of our traffic laws through an elaborate shell game, transferring ownership of their ice cream trucks between and among dozens of phony companies, effectively shielding their trucks from fines and seizure,’ said Zachary W. Carter, the city’s corporation counsel.”

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