Friday, April 12, 2024

Alec Baldwin Arrested After Parking Space Incident in Front of NY Building– Similar to George Constanza Issue on “Seinfeld”


Parking is a premium in New York. Back in the 90s, George Constanza had a problem on “Seinfeld.”

This morning, Alec Baldwin apparently got into a fight with some guy who’d parked in a spot he wanted on East 10th St. in front of his building. I guess from reports Alec had someone stand in the space to hold it, but the guy who arrived first didn’t care. That’s the way it goes, I’m afraid. Alec punched the guy, according to reports.

I live down the street from Alec (in less splendiferous circumstances). On the morning of Halloween, the NYPD towed my car over to his block and put in front of his house until the crazy Parade was over. I couldn’t retrieve it until midnight. I should have saved the space for Alec– I would have had I known.

Thanks to Bloomberg and the DeBlasio, parking spaces have shrunk by at least 50% in Manhattan. It’s very frustrating. The parking garages are incredibly expensive. They’re a monopoly and unregulated.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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