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    Ahavas Yisrael When You Park

    From the COLlive inbox: If people had consideration when parking in Crown Heights, some of our space issues would be resolved. Full Story

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    Thanks for writing this!
    Guest
    Thanks for writing this!

    This is so true, I see this almost on a daily basis, thinking to myself “if only the guy could have moved his car a bit closer to the one in front…” Let’s show care for another!

    FINALLY!!
    Guest
    FINALLY!!

    Thank you for bringing this matter up. I would like to add a few points to this topic. When parking try to park as close as you can comfortably to the car in front of you so that you leave as much space behind you for another car to possibly be able to squeeze in. Another VERY IMPORTANT point, when double parking (during alternate side or otherwise) PLEASE, PLEASE leave a note in your windshield with your phone number so that you don’t trap the driver who is legally parked. In addition, I always try to look out if I… Read more »

    Agreed with a qualification
    Guest
    Agreed with a qualification

    While it’s true that we could use more civility and consideration around here, I have one defense. I, too, own a car and feel so frustrated when I see a few “half” spaces and can’t park. However, sometimes, and not always, people park their large car/van, and when they pull out, a smaller car pulls in, leaving a small amount of space, not big enough for another vehicle. That isn’t always fact, but give people the benefit of the doubt. At the same time, do try to be considerate when you park, especially near a hydrant, driveway, etc. That you… Read more »

    I TOTALLY AGREE
    Guest
    I TOTALLY AGREE

    such a big problem that happens hear in the sichuan 🙁 CC

    Not only in CH
    Guest
    Not only in CH

    I live out of town, where more parking is available, and have also neighbors park like this. It is very frustrating. This happens all over, not just CH.

    Ask city
    Guest
    Ask city

    Ask city to paint lines on curb to demarcate average parking dimensions. It could work also by ensuring one doesn’t receive a ticket for parking too close to hydrants.

    YES YES YES
    Guest
    YES YES YES

    Wow, its as if I wrote this article myself. Completely relateable on so many levels.

    Reader
    Guest
    Reader

    The only way to solve the issue is to have parking spots marked for the default car size like they have in other cities otherwise it will never work. In addition families that used to have 1 car are getting 2 or 3 so it basic physics that there is more cars the spaces so it’s will never be able to hold of the cars there will always be cars that won’t have spaces. What we need is a municipal parking lot even underground 2 or 3 floors of parking to accommodate the community.

    Rental cars
    Guest
    Rental cars

    Very often the users (abusers) of the Rental cars couldn’t care less where they park on the streets of Crown Heights and in fact sometimes leave their garbage (Snapple bottles etc.) for someone’s else “mother” to clean up, lest they get a Homeowner’s Sanitation ticket. Total lack of menschlechkeit!

    Another point
    Guest
    Another point

    Since we have street cleaning here, some staying earlier in the day and some later, please be considerate and if you need to move your car by 7am, you can park your car in a spot that has early cleaning the next day making it easier for people who don’t want to move their car that early

    To #1
    Guest
    To #1

    The only one who drives is the “guy” ?

    So glad that #2 encourages drivers
    Guest
    So glad that #2 encourages drivers

    To clearly leave their contact info on their windshield or dashboard so they can quickly come & move their car if someone is parked in. I have witnessed real situations on my block where people needed to get out when double parked in for doctor’s appointments, trips to the airport, or other important reasons. Let’s work together to help each other !

    How close to hydrant?
    Guest
    How close to hydrant?

    Is there a way to have the curb marked by the hydrants to show how close you can park? I’m always scared to park too close, and I may end up parking too far, causing some of these space issues.

    pictures?
    Guest
    pictures?

    this article would have been easier to understand with pictures.

    i had zero clue how to picture this scenario: “Someone parked their car halfway in the first parking space after the corner and halfway in the one behind it…” huh? if it’s the FIRST space after the corner then how is their a space BEHIND it?

    not trying to nitpick. i honestly don’t understand. maybe i’m the one parking like that and i’d like to stop but i don’t even know what i’m doing.

    On the other hand
    Guest
    On the other hand

    Sometimes the car that us now taking more than one space may have been the first one to park after the alternate side regulations were over. Then people who parked behind him began parking from the corner near one another & when the parked cars reach his car there is only 1/2 a spot left. I’ve seen this happen after I’ve parked.

    tflip side
    Guest
    tflip side

    you don’t know the size of the car in front or back when they actually parked. could be they parked ok but with the coming and goings of other cars it may look like they parked haphazardly. don’t get me wrong ITA it’s just sometimes its not what it seems

    Just to point out
    Guest
    Just to point out

    Unfortunately, many people from the black community, that don’t live in the neighborhood/block, they also use our streets to park their cars at night.
    For the most part of the year, that we don’t have a big event in Crown Heights, you can see that Friday night, right when shabbos begins, when all the Yidden are at home, you do have plenty of parking spots (at least in my area).
    By 11pm on Friday, everything is taken, nothing available.
    I wish there was a way to change that.

    Bracha
    Guest
    Bracha

    This should our biggest problem this year
    Amein!
    KVC”T LST”U

    Just to point out
    Guest
    Just to point out

    Just to point out that there are different size vehicles, and even if it may seem that someone parked inconsiderable, it is possible that they were just fitting the space left to them by previous vehicle who was parked there before they came, and is now gone…

    Reality
    Guest
    Reality

    You don’t know which cars were there before the person parked.

    Not always true
    Guest
    Not always true

    Lots of times a larger car/van leaves a spot and over time imbalances occur and it’ll look like someone parked inconsiderately when in reality they worked perfectly and just over time different sized cars came and went and changed the landscape.

    ch resident
    Guest
    ch resident

    i found that when you park early i the day or when you move your car at alternate days and there are no cars you just park anywhere. when another car comes and does the same , there is bound to be empty spaces before and after

    Double parking
    Guest
    Double parking

    If you keep a note with your number in your car, just put it on the dashboard or window, so if the car you blocked needs to pull out, they have a contact

    True fact
    Guest
    True fact

    Agree with #21 I’ve seen it happen often

    You may park next to the crosswalk
    Guest
    You may park next to the crosswalk

    Some motorists are not aware and park their cars at the ‘stop’ line. This is incorrect and takes away precious space. The stop line is exclusively where to stop when driving and reaching an intersection. When it comes to parking you may pull up till the crosswalk.

    the real issue is
    Guest
    the real issue is

    That there are rental car companies operating in crown heights, these rentals take up parking spots all over crown heights not taking in consideration that its meant for the residents in the neighborhood. if you want to have a car rental company/agency no problem do what every other company does and get a parking lot and park your cars there, leasing cars and then renting them out and then having them parked on the street isnt ok on any level.

    It's not always the case
    Guest
    It's not always the case

    sometimes you park just a couple of feet behind a car and the car in front moves and that results in 1 1/2 spaces available, which makes you look like the culprit, but you did nothing wrong

    Doesnt make sense.
    Guest
    Doesnt make sense.

    I understand you but cars are different sizes. one car leaves, another one comes. a small one comes in the place of a big van and Tada- you have a small space or a space just too small for a car. Either way its not an easy fix. But this is city living so have fun

    Viable solution.
    Guest
    Viable solution.

    we should partition the neighborhood to mark the parking spots on all blocks therefore allowing a driver to know where their car should be parked and maximizing parking spaces per a block. We can spare head this project. Who can we start this conversation with.

    Invention idea
    Guest
    Invention idea

    Somehow if they could invent a system in cars that communicate, and they would turn on remotely, and move a few feet to accommodate another space for parking, that would be great.

    100% true
    Guest
    100% true

    Just remember sometimes people parked properly, and later other cars moved and came etc. Always be Dan lekaf zechus.
    To number 2, the meters don’t work like that. You can’t add time the receipt is in the car.
    Number 14 the first spot after the corner. Not the last spot on the block. The first spot in the block. Quite simple

    Rental Cars
    Guest
    Rental Cars

    There are rental cars in crown heights that take up most of the parking on several blocks in Crown Heights. They block driveways and leave they’re garbage strewn all over the place. Just because it might not be against the law and most Crown Heightsers don’t use the mesirah way of furthering their interest and are a peaceful people that don’t use strong-arm tactics does not give them the right and license to act in a “chazershaftigen” way by “unkaken” the residents and making their life miserable.

    regrouping
    Guest
    regrouping

    Marked space size will necessarily be larger than the average car.

    Most often there is nobody to blame unless you know for a fact that the inefficiently parked car was the last one to get there.

    One way to help compactify cars is to require owners to come out periodically and pull forward if there is new space in front of them. But this, of course, is not realistic.

     The article is half true.
    Guest
    The article is half true.

    I parked my car right behind the red car. Then the red car in front of me and the yellow car front of the red car both leave. Then a larger car parks in front of me Leaving a small space for any want to park in front of him . In this case it’s nobody’s fault it’s just the reality . The only way to fix this would be not to put straight lines which will make it very large Parking spots but rather, as a rule always park in front of your car behind other car. And frankly… Read more »

    Or worse
    Guest
    Or worse

    Or even worse…you finally find a spot and are getting ready to take the spot and another yid goes in head first (fishdives) to take the spot and refuses to acknowledge you were there first…

    Yaacov Yudewitz
    Guest
    Yaacov Yudewitz

    Every house should get at least parking spot, designated by a driveway curb cut even if said houae doesn’t have a driveway.
    All homeowners should have at least one car space.

    Commercial Vans and School Buses
    Guest
    Commercial Vans and School Buses

    Parking and taking the minimum space is a must! In other neighborhoods when this is not followed the driver will find a note on it’s windshield about the space he/she overtook. Car Rentals are a major problem and it’s not right! I can’t imagine that this is OK Al Pi Halocho. The same goes for commercial vans and school buses. They do not belong in the streets. They used to give to tickets for it, I guess that’s not happening anymore… Homeowners who do have driveways or garages would really show Ahavas YIsroel by actually parking their cars there to… Read more »

    Another option
    Guest
    Another option

    Street parking is public parking; it is not paid, private parking. This just goes with the territory when you have a car in NYC. What most of the younger generation probably don’t realize is that once upon a time, in NYC, most people did not have cars. It is not essential in NYC to have a car

    Hmm
    Guest
    Hmm

    But think of all the families like mine that don’t have a vehicle because we can easily rent one. If each of us had a car there would be less parking spaces.
    we do have our own driveway BH

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