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A Few Minutes With Billy Idol, New York’s New Ambassador for Parking Violations

A Few Minutes With Billy Idol, New York’s New Ambassador for Parking Violations

When the city of New York decided to initiate a new campaign to prevent trucks and buses from idling, it knew it wasn’t exactly the sexiest or most-pressing issue New Yorkers face.

A new program unveiled Thursday encourages city residents to take cellphone footage of any idling vehicles and report them to the Department of Environmental Protection — and receive 25 percent of the fine as a reward.

But armed with a love of Eighties hits and puns, the department’s marketing team cold-called a representative for Billy Idol to see

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