God’s Chosen People Choose to Steal NY Bus Stop 10

(STORY AMENDED BELOW)

Yahweh wanted it that way.

A furious bus driver says two Hasidic scofflaws have moved a city no-parking sign, cementing it into the sidewalk in front of a Williamsburg yeshiva — and squeezing out an MTA bus stop.

“There was no way I could park at the bus stop,” fumed Jamar Perry, who spied the sign heist on Franklin Avenue while driving the B48.

“Two Jewish guys were moving the pole. I saw them resetting it. They had fresh cement and made it look professionally done.”

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The relocated sign stands about 30 feet from the bus stop on Franklin just north of Flushing Avenue. It prevents cars from parking in front of Yeshiva Bnos Ahavas Israel so the religious school’s yellow buses can illegally park at the curb.

Fresh concrete can be seen as a yeshiva bus sits near an allegedly relocated sign in Williamsburg.

But what burns Perry, 39 and a four-year MTA employee, is the obstacle course it has created for his riders. Because of the parked yellow buses, city buses can’t pull into the stop and instead must idle in the middle of the street.

“When you’re in the middle of the street, bicyclists and motorcycles fly through there,” he said. “You’re also unable to pick up a wheelchair at that stop because you can’t pull in.”

P.S., May 10: A fellow blogger thinks the New York Post story has holes and may be untrue. Thanks to commenter Hasid for the link.

[Story via Failed Messiah; image by ChrisGoldNY via Flickr]

10 thoughts on “God’s Chosen People Choose to Steal NY Bus Stop

  1. nude0007 May 6, 2013 1:47 pm

    Isn’t that illegal? most buses and signage is partially funded by the federal government. to mess with any of it is therefore a FEDERAL crime. I hope they get nailed to the wall.

  2. Terry Firma May 6, 2013 4:32 pm

    I hope the NYPD nails them. Not to a cross, just nails them, with an arrest, a perp walk, and nice prison jumpsuits. Then a trial, and ultimately (a) a fine, and (b) 200 hours of community service each, helping wheelchair owners board and exit public transportation

  3. Kickingandscreaming May 6, 2013 4:43 pm

    So these dangerous religious cultists are creating a public safety hazard and the city does nothing? What kind of political clout do these jonestownbranchdavidian cult nutjobs carry in the city anyway? Where is the DOJ? ATF? SWAT? They need to be corrected before they start hurting others!

  4. Fineman May 6, 2013 8:40 pm

    Religions all think they can do anything because they’re the only one who is right in all the world. Hopefully the human race will outgrow such stupid things as religions.

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  6. Hasid May 10, 2013 1:28 pm

    It appears the NY POST has just fabricated a story out of thin air. See link how a blogger exposes the lie.

    http://www.newyorkparkingticket.com/Blog/bid/96722/Did-Hasids-move-a-Parking-Sign-to-Squeeze-Out-City-Buses

    • Terry Firma May 10, 2013 4:07 pm

      Thank you Hasid. I’ve amended the story to reflect the doubt sown by the newyorkparkingticket site.

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