Parking is never as easy as it looks in Philadelphia — even when it should be. As you’ll be able to see in this video we got from reader Colin below, one parking attempt this week went from cakewalk to one of the most awkward parallel parking jobs of all time.
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Our aforementioned video comes from Devil’s Pocket, the tiny neighborhood bordering Grays Ferry and Graduate Hospital. It’s not quite South Philly, so parking isn’t as much of a religion here and apparently the spot are plentiful and huge.
Just not huge enough. Seriously, watch all three minutes. That’s how long it takes for this driver to park a hatchback in a space large enough to fit a boat.
Rural life in Port Richmond
Desperate measures to combat the savesies epidemic
When you’ll consider doing anything to stop that neighbor from saving spots…
Parking Tweet of the week
This is why you have to just go for it and park on the Broad Street median.