Small-time Politico Named Ed Koch Cases MacDougal Street


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August 22, 1963, Vol. VIII, No. 44

Nocturnal Parkers Can Park No More

Nosey-parkers can no longer park on cars in the MacDougal Street area because there will be no cars to park on — at least during the 12 crucial hours of every night. A new Traffic Department ruling banning overnight parking in the congested coffee house section is expected to discomfit curbside loiterers and reduce the floating street population.

The ruling came after Assistant Traffic Commissioner Theodore Karagheuzoff toured the area Thursday with Edward I. Koch and Carol Greitzer, Village Independent Democratic candidates for district leadership posts. Karagheuzoff also promised to “consider” outlawing tourist buses which presenty roar through the area at the rate of one every five minutes.

On another hot Village bus quesion, he said the target-date for ejecting the Fifth Avenue coach line from Washington Square Park has been moved up to November. At that time, Karagheuzoff told the VID candidates, Broadway will become one-way southbound and Sixth Avenue one-way northbound. Changes in most bus routes and in the entire Village traffic pattern will go into effect then, he added.

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