Figured I'd turn my mild irritation into a chuckle. Parked on 6th avenue in Manhattan yesterday to run and get a bagel from the one and only Murrays. Was very happy with my spot as it was a rare and cherished semi protected space: Image Unavailable, Please Login To try and alleviate some of the rigor of driving around New York City I actually went to the effort of ordering a special no drill front plate mount so I wouldn't get harassed at the bridges and tunnels (I have been waived over and given a ticket 3 times in other cars for not having my front plate on). I leave the front plate on all the time now even though its a heinous wart sullying an Italian masterpiece. Anyway, come back to my car, bagel in hand, to see that iconoclastic if not vulgar hue of orange nestled on my windshield that can only signify New York City has found some new way to make existing here even more punitive. Not to mention it also means the meter maid bent over my car and lifted my wiper.... Get a look at this: Image Unavailable, Please Login Front plate location for reference: Image Unavailable, Please Login As far as I can fathom, It would be very difficult NOT to violate this most bull **** laden of ordinances regardless of where I mounted the plate on the front. Have been driving silly vehicles in Manhattan for a decade, and this is a new one for me. Got to laugh. I'd be happy to pay a yearly leave the me the **** alone one time fee that allows me to drive without constantly being in fear of bus lane/speed/red light cameras or other minor infractions. But at least I get to benefit from all of the myriad quality of life upsides that NYC provides like.....uh.....well..... Happy Friday everyone.