Wednesday

17 and Park Avenue South - NY

Received Wednesday, April 15, 2009
nanny sighting logo Nanny ignoring traffic light April 15, 4 pm, 17 and Park Avenue South.

Today, 4 pm crossing Park Avenue South. The nanny was Hispanic, late fifties early sixties. The stroller was blue. (Did not get the make). The child was about 2, blond hair, blue eyes. The nanny crossed against the light, totally oblivious to traffic. Cars screeched to a halt, one driver was yelling at her. However she paid no attention.

10 comments:

Lincoln Park Nanny said...

I see this daily from the park across from our apartment, usually a nanny or mom running agaisnt the light with small kids not even holding their hands. Or allowing toddlers to cross at stop signs 20 feet ahead of the adult. It frightens me every time. I have yelled out at them to watch it, the laugh!

people are crazy said...

That's really terrible. Traffic is so crazy, it is easy enough to get hit by a car when you are crossing with the light, let alone against it. Why would you risk a child's life like that? Really it's okay to be 30 seconds late for gymboree.

Just my two Cents said...

Some people have no common sense when it comes to traffic. Every day I drive by an elementary school on my way to the parkway. There is a family that lives four houses from the light and school crossing guard where the nanny sends two little girls across the street in the middle of the block while she stands on the front lawn every morning. I called to her out the window of my car twice that she should walk them to the crossing guard and she pretended not to hear me. After seeing this going on for awhile, the last straw was when she sent them across the street on an icy day just as a truck approached the light half a block away and as I was skidding to a slow stop behind the line of traffic lined up at the light. It would have been easy for one of the girls to slip and not clear the side of the street before the truck came and it was icy and doubtful the truck could have stopped. I stopped by the house on my way home that evening, rang the bell and told the mother that the nanny was sending the kids across the street in the middle of the block instead of taking them down the street to the crossing guard and the light. The mom was very indignant (borderline rude) and told me that of course she sends them across the street in front of her house (in the middle of the block) since there is no sidewalk on her side of the street and the girls would need to walk on the neighbors' lawns to get to the light.

kc said...

I hate it when people do foolish things like that--as soon as some innocent driver hits a toddler that's wandering out into traffic, that person will spend the rest of his life in jail. It would be horrific not only for the child and his family, but for the driver and his family as well.

just another mommy said...

me, I have to ask what the point was to your copying and pasting the other replies over and over again. I didn't take the time to count, but it was excessive. Was there a point to that?

you are all nuts said...

I am sure it was an accident, the copying and pasting, not the not crossing at the light.
Where I come from, people are almost expected to jay-walk.

Manny said...

everyone survived. nothing to see here folks, move along.

world's best nanny said...

*YAWN* Let's see if it stays now!

Way, Way, Way off topic! said...

Has anyone seen Susan Boyle? Something like her is just what this needs right now. You'll smile when you see her.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lp0IWv8QZY&feature=channel_page

Laura said...

So dangerous, especially in New York! Common sense seems to be in short stock these days.