We’re not sure repeatedly nudging two parked cars out of the way to squeeze into a space that’s far too small really counts as ‘parallel parking’, but this video certainly shows the lengths that car drivers in New York must go to when it comes to finding a spot.

The story is that a resident of this street spotted the tightly parked car one morning when they left for work, then saw it was gone when they returned.

With their curious suitably piqued about the parallel parker’s manoeuvring skills, the resident checked their security camera tape and found this footage…

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Now compare and contrast that parking feat with this painful effort:

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[via Gothamist]