Saturday, December 01, 2007

Park Slope Alternate Side, Double Parking Ticket Blitz

In Park Slope, as in many other neighborhoods, double parking on side streets is an alternate side of the street parking day tradition. So much so that some neighborhood groups offer pre-printed notes one can display with one's phone number in case the person blocked in needs to get out. On at least one unknown Park Slope street yesterday, the police went on a ticket blitz, per an email making the rounds via the Park Slope Parents group:
Today I did the usual double-park during the three-hour alternate side period. When I went out a half hour ago to move the car, I found a $115 ticket; the entire line of double-parked cars on the block seemed to have them.
We're guessing there were many cases of elevated blood pressure on the streets where the traffic enforcement agents participated in the Double Parking Ticket Writing Orgy, although it would seem to indicate nothing more than the random nature of rule enforcement and the multiple agencies that can write tickets. We emailed the ticket victim to find out on which street those bright orange municipal gifts appeared and she hasn't respond yet. If she does, we'll update the post to note the location of the ticket blitz.

UPDATE: We now know that the Great Ticket Writing Blitz of the Last Day of November took place on Eighth Street between Sixth and Seventh Avenues, although the original ticket victim did not respond directly to our email.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Last day of the month, the Parking Enforcement officers racing to make their quota no doubt.

11:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Holidays everybody!

6:43 PM  
Blogger Mike said...

Double parking should never be tolerated. You break the law, you pay the price. If you don't like tickets, get rid of your car like a normal person. Cars are anti-urban.

12:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It seems that Mike is most likely NOT from NYC, but rather an utcast reject from some little town or suburb, and moved to Brookyn because he's happy to say he "lives in NYC" to all the folks back home. He's probably also that annoying "friend" who you have to make your plans around because he can't get a ride out east to a party in the Hamptons, etc... My family moved from Manhattan, to Brooklyn in 1910, with their FORD. Parts of Brooklyn are not all accessible by the crime ridden, urine soaked subways.

7:04 PM  

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