A traffic agent eyed the Ford hybrid SUV parked on 63rd Drive in Rego Park in front of the Key Food in a no-standing zone.
He didn't seem to notice, or care, about the removable sign on the door that showed the car was the mobile office of Rep. Anthony Weiner.
"I have a parking shield," Weiner told the agent, standing a few feet from the store's fruit stands.
"And a discount on melons," he joked, trying to lighten the situation with one of his trademark off-the-cuff quips.
He took his office on the road this week for a series of "Weinermobile" stops in his SUV.
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Why does Weiner get special parking privileges when everyone else is getting theirs taken away?