Everglades Club to Employees: No Parking on Worth Avenue
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|The Everglades Club sits at the western end of Worth Avenue.|
Sorry, you'll have to park somewhere else.
That's the message the exclusive country club's managers announced this January in a flier, posted in the dorms where about 150 employees live.
For the club's cooks, waiters, valets, and dishwashers, some of whom are lucky to
Dorm housing is free but far from luxurious. Dozens of adults live in cramped quarters with communal bathrooms and no central air-conditioning. Privacy is a joke, as one former chef discovered when she saw men peeking in her window to watch her undress.
The club's reason for the parking rule is simple: Worth Avenue isn't that big. Shoppers at the boutiques need a place to park, and they shouldn't have to compete for the few available spots.
"This is to assist patrons with parking close to Worth Avenue retail establishments," explains the flier, signed by clubhouse manager Jim Frebraro.
But that can't be much comfort to employees. They have to park in a lot that's about 15 minutes away and take a van to work or the dorms. Nothing like feeling valued by your bosses, is there?