You're driving on Grand Army Plaza and you see a sign "Vanderbilt Avenue Only" and pointing to the right-hand lane.
That's where you're going, so you pull in, only to drive a few hundred yards and be emptied back out onto the main drag. You might as well have stayed in your original lane.
So what's the deal?
We asked the Department of Transportation, and here's what they said: The far right-hand lane was added for special parking needs, such as for Farmers Market vendors to park on Saturdays. For anyone else it serves no purpose.
The sign refers to the second lane from the right, which feeds onto Vanderbilt.
The lane change was made during over the summer, which also included new crosswalks, a bike path and an additional traffic light.