From the NY Post:
A Brooklyn legislator who has previously proposed several measures to relax parking regulations has a new idea -- allowing parking at broken fire hydrants.
To identify the nonfunctioning hydrants, City Councilman David Greenfield wants the Department of Environmental Protection to paint them green.
For wily drivers thinking about keeping a can of green paint in their trunk, Greenfield, a Democrat, is adding language in his bill to make it illegal for anyone but a city employee to paint a hydrant.
Skeptical city officials say the bill wouldn't open up much curb space, because only 452 of the 109,000 hydrants citywide are inoperative.
How about when the hydrant is missing?