This article basically says that people whose cars were trapped in a couple of garages run by Central Parking in Manhattan were charged for the time their cars were in the garage and they couldn’t remove them because of the storm. Can this be true? From the article in Jalopnik — an on line motoring magazine…
The NYPD evacuated the area and he tells us he could not get to his car. He says it was stuck there, inaccessible, for a week. When he finally had access this Monday, he claims that Central Parking told him he had to pay even if his car was in an evacuation zone. It was a $477 charge. When he made some calls to clear things up, Central Parking was at first quite courteous, but when he reached the corporate office in Tennessee, he says they were anything but.
Called corporate in Nashville and they finally said that was the decision made in NY and that’s that. Amazing.
The Tennessee office then reportedly told him that it was an Act of God, not their fault that the car was stuck in the garage. They told him that the client is responsible for the charges.
Basically they were like, go sue the crane building, we’re not responsible.
We reached out to Central Parking several times but were unable to reach anyone for comment either in the New York office or in their corporate offices in Tennessee.
If there is some truth to the story, it may be that the folks in Nashville may have something else on their minds right now.