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Old 10-31-2012, 11:30 PM
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Speaking to the press on Wednesday, New York City Mayor Bloomberg announced that, effective 6am Thursday, awesome cars will be completely prohibited from crossing into Manhattan via any bridge or tunnel except for the George Washington bridge, which connects Fort Lee, NJ to Manhattan at the northernmost Hudson crossing, entering the Washington Heights neighborhood at 178th street, miles away from popular destinations such as Times Square, the upscale neighborhoods of midtown Manhattan or the downtown Financial District.

The Mayor's ruling affects all Mazda Miatas, as well as other popular and attractive sports cars such as the Chevrolet Corvette, Porsche Boxster, Honda S2000, Toyota MR2, Nissan 370Z, BMW Z3 and Z4, Audi TT, Mercedes SL and SLK, Mini Cooper Roadster, DeLorean DMC-12, several Aston Martin models and the Lotus Elise / Exige. Inexplicably, the Mayor also prohibited are many of the smallest, most efficient and environmental friendly vehicles on the road today, such as the all-electric Tesla Roadster and the extremely compact Smart Fortwo.

The owners of unfashionable sedans and coupes, as well as SUVs and other large, cumbersome vehicles, are unaffected by this restriction and may continue to travel freely into and out of Manhattan at all available crossings.

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um...what?
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Is this what a drunken rant from Joe Perez looks like?
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Carpool rule.
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Only 3 or more to a car.
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Id like to live in NYC (If I could afford it), but Im pretty sure I wouldnt even have a car.
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This is a joke, right?
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Nope, carpooling rules in effect. Mainly because a lot of mass transit is down.
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Originally Posted by Ryan_G View Post
Is this what a drunken rant from Joe Perez looks like?
No, I'm actually somewhat sober. My drunken posts usually have much more colorful imagery.


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This is a joke, right?
Nope. Totally serious.

The Mayor has prohibited Miatas, Boxsters, Corvettes, S2000s, etc... If you're driving pretty much anything worth being seen in, you must go all the way around into northern New Jersey and then be funneled across one narrow bridge into the ghetto all the way in the northern-most part of Manhattan where nobody wants to be in the first place. Those already inside the city may leave, but will be prevented from coming back in.

Drivers of boring and/or large vehicles may enter Manhattan at any point and from either side via the Lincoln Tunnel, the Henry Hudson Parkway, the Triboro RFK Bridge, the Queensboro Bridge, the Williamsburg Bridge, the Manhattan Bridge and the Brooklyn Bridge.
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So basically, two seaters are banned from Manhattan?
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(mythical NB coupé)
Also prohibited from entering Manhattan.



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So basically, two seaters are banned from Manhattan?
Yup.
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Also prohibited from entering Manhattan.




Yup.
What a diseased fuckhole of a city.
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What a diseased fuckhole of a city.
Why? this makes sense considering mass transit is fucked at the moment, you know, from the storms and all. They want to keep the roads from being even more congested than usual from ******** driving to work by themselves when they could carpool into the city.
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Just wait till Saturday dude.

It's the same reason he told Obama not to visit the area, he didn't want congestion, due to his entourage, when it's already horrific.
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I blame George Bush.
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Why? this makes sense considering mass transit is fucked at the moment, you know, from the storms and all. They want to keep the roads from being even more congested than usual from ******** driving to work by themselves when they could carpool into the city.
Coupe-owner tax money spends just as well as Suburban owner tax money.
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Coupe-owner tax money spends just as well as Suburban owner tax money.
that's how i feel about HOV lanes in general. It's not up to the gov't to try to try to coax people into giving a **** about emissions and incenticize them with their own fancy fast moving lane.

It doesn't work in any city, traffic would be much better if they just opened up as many lanes as possible, all the time, to everyone.


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