The National Park Service Has Horns
Thursday, July 15, 2010 2:43:13 PM
Coming out of the alley at 7:10am by the future pocket park on Tenth Street between M and L (one can't say L&M for fear of running afoul of the anti-smoking mob) he heard a loud horn. Then he heard it again. It seems that Tenth Street was blocked by a trash truck servicing one of the condos just north of the Quincy on the west side of the street. The trash trucks service that building frequently and it results in a minute or two of blockage each day, but things work out. There's not a whole lot of room to maneuver on Tenth.
The truck with the horn was a nice, shiny white National Park Service trash truck headed down to empty the trash cans at Gompers Park, and probably elsewhere in the city. The number is 74188. Nice loud horn.
The editor does not recall the civilian trash guys leaning on a horn. But then, the NPS guys are probably doing an extra service: If you aren't up by 7:00am, they'll help get you up.