The Clinton Diner, an inner-city Queens spot made famous for its appearance in Martin Scorsese’s Goodfella’s and for its popularity with truckers both local and long-haul, made the New York Times last Friday. The primary subject: “>Where Have All the Big Rigs Gone?” as reads the story’s subtitle. A relatively recent rash of fines for trucks parking in the area has put a damper on haulers’ patronage of the restaurant, on a small, triangular block bounded by Rust Street, Maspeth Avenue and 57th Place in Flushing just a bump northeast of Brooklyn.
Affected trucks include model year 2008-2018 Freightliner Cascadia and Western Star 4700, 4900, 5700 and 6900 trucks. DTNA says after hard brake applications, the brake light pressure switch may not activate the brake lights with the light application of the brake pedal.