FDNY paramedics strategically parked their ambulance smack dab in a bike lane to encourage cyclist calamities and develop new business while they stopped for coffee at Brooklyn Roasting Company's location on Flushing Avenue. I was in coffee shop working when I saw them ditch the vehicle here.
REQUISITE DISCLAIMER: I respect the FDNY's work and general heroism.
BUT STILL: This parking job forces cyclists (who with pedestrians make up 25% of total traffic along this stretch of Flushing Ave.) into frequently speeding auto traffic.
I talked to the paramedics on their way out of the coffee shop - outside, so to not cause a scene inside - to ask why they parked in the bike lane. That conversation, which expectedly went nowhere, ended with "Thanks for the lecture."
"Anytime!" I said, and went back inside to my work.