June 8, 2016 Staff Report
The popular Long Island City restaurant Manetta’s has come under fire for allegedly using the city sidewalk to valet park its customers’ cars.
PIX 11 News Investigative Reporter Arnold Diaz shot video of the restaurant showing its lunch crowd pulling their cars up to the restaurant where two attendants then parked the vehicles on the sidewalk on 11th Street.
Diaz reported that the cars are parked so far up on the sidewalk that it is almost impossible for pedestrians to pass.
Diaz said that PIX11 had spoken to the owner who said that the restaurant had been given permission by the police to park on the sidewalk as long as there is adequate space for pedestrians.