Today, at around 3:30pm, I happened to be passing through the intersection of 37th Ave and 73rd Street, and lo and behold, there is Councilwoman Helen Sears, surveying the strip closest to the intersection that she endorsed be used for the installation of additional parking meters. And, lo and behold, she was touring the site with her best friend, Mr. Gandhi, the chair of CB3 and senior member of the Jackson Heights Merchants Assn, which rammed through the vote on that issue without public discussion. And right in front of our eyes, a car pulled up to double-park, waiting for one of those spots to free up. . .and forced the oncoming bus on 73rd Street into the box in the intersection, setting off a traffic jam and horn-honking. What did they do when they saw me? Walked away. Nice to know that when residents let Helen Sears know that they're upset, she calls upon the merchants for counsel. Way to go!