Charles Mysak, a bookseller in New York City, found a great parking spot. That was eleven years ago. He's kept the spot and his '94 Civic there ever since by feeding it $36 in quarters every day:
Earning roughly $100 a day after paying the meter, it's worth it, he said. "I've been here for 11 years," he said. "Barnes & Noble is now closed. I'm the last resource for books. I'm here from 7 to 7 every day." His wife drives him to the Upper West Side each morning a 7:00 am from their Wayne, NJ, home. They arrive just in time to temporarily move the parked car -- the only time it's moved at all -- to make way for the street sweeper.