What is is about having an automobile and parking in this town? I'm still stuck in bicycle land as a pedestrian. New York is a pedestrian town. One needs a full time job just to afford a car here. I realize the troubles of having a car in New York from hearing horror stories from friends and by riding around with them in their cars sometimes. Between looking for parking spaces and driving around in circles for hours at a time and then when you finally do find a parking space, half of the parking meters are broken, and then you are subject to parking tickets and having your car towed just for parking and the towing of cars and parking tickets is the biggest money racket I have ever seen in New York. And the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) http://www.nydmv.state.ny.us can be your worst nightmare. One can consider renting monthly parking garages for parking space but their monthly rent costs more than the rent for my apartment. And then one has to arrange their life around their car with these off the side of the street parking rules, another money racket, by having to get up at insanely early hours every day just to move you car across the street. And the insurance rates here are one of the highest in the nation to where one considers getting out of town license plates just to save money. And that's not even including the cost of maintainence. Cars are great, they are helpful, but if I ever got one, I would need to find a job just to support it. Have a great day.