Monday, September 21, 2015

There's Never a Traffic Agent or Police Office When You Need One

There's Never a Traffic Agent or Police Office When You Need One

By Robert Press

You may be asking yourself, why is this beer truck (from Manhattan Beer Distributors) parked in the middle of the intersection of West 238th Street and Greystone Avenue? You would also have to ask why is this beer truck blocking a cross walk. Why is this beer truck parked on the wrong side of the street? Then ask where were are all the traffic agents or police officers to ticket this illegally parked beer truck? 

This Beer truck from Manhattan Beer Distributors was delivering  beer for almost 30 minutes to only one of the delis on West 238th Street in the vicinity of Manhattan College where there is suppose to be a strict student code on underage drinking, as most students at Manhattan College are under the age of 21. 

At a recent Community Board 8 Public Safety Committee meeting a local bar on West 238th Street was getting beat up for sales of beer to underage Manhattan College students during a liquor license renewal application hearing. The owner and manager of the bar stated that the bar does not sell beer to underage students, and said that it was the two delis that are on either side of the bar which are open 24 hours that are the culprits. It was said that on Friday afternoons a trailer full of beer stops on the street to drop off the beer in question that is being consumed. 

The evidence is clear that these photos of a Manhattan Beer Distributor truck stopped by Friday afternoon taking the driver and his helper almost 30 minutes to unload their order for only one of the two delis which the bar owner and manager said occurs.

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