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This week in Philly parking: Maybe the greatest parallel fail in city history

Also: Parking in cars with chickens in Port Richmond.

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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.

Welcome to The Week in Philly Parking, where we showcase news and highlights of this city’s eternal struggle. As always, send us your tips and photos of the best/worst parking situations to news@billypenn.com.

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

Turkeys in West Philly, toads in Roxborough and now chickens in Port Richmond. Even they know cars can just park on the sidewalk.

Just another day in Port Richmond from philadelphia

Desperate measures to combat the savesies epidemic

When you’ll consider doing anything to stop that neighbor from saving spots…

No Savesies from philadelphia

‘Holy poop’

Parking Tweet of the week

This is why you have to just go for it and park on the Broad Street median.