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    We Can Do Better at Parking

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    we can d better with
    Guest
    we can d better with

    once a week cleaning the street and less tickets, oh and we dont need to clean the streets on shabbos on eastern parkway so when our guest come for weekends they will not get tickets

    lolll
    Guest
    lolll

    who says which car was there first maybe it was never taking up 2 to begin with, the infiniti deserves 2 spaces – 1%!

    Agree!
    Guest
    Agree!

    But sometimes someone is parked behind two cars, and they both leave, and another big car takes the space – which makes it look as if one is taking up one and a half spots..

    very much agreed
    Guest
    very much agreed

    thank you Mrs Laine
    hope everybody reads this
    it would help pepole save time and/or having to walk a few extra blocks late at night

    Agree with 1
    Guest
    Agree with 1

    Its a disgrace that u cant park on one side of eastern parkway on shabbos

    Get a Garage
    Guest
    Get a Garage

    Not to mention the local car rentals who show little concern for the residence and their parking needs when they routinely take up as many as 20 spots on a given block .

    My block!!
    Guest
    My block!!

    Yes, you’re right, but on the other hand, the reckless driving, parking and getting out of spaces have torn off my license plate and dented my car. So maybe there’s a reason people leave a lot of space – they are lousy drivers!!!!

    consider this
    Guest
    consider this

    I do agree fully, however consider the fact that some come and some go, which would at times leave a bigger space than the actual size of the car one is driving. It’s not always avoidable..

    Agree  with number 1
    Guest
    Agree with number 1

    And one more thing: we don’t need soooooooooooo much space next to the fire pomp!!!! as if the fire truck will make a parallel parking on a emergency situation… ridiculous!!! ( – amerikanishe kop…)

    Leibel
    Guest
    Leibel

    Oh, BH.
    This is a great article, I hope everyone sees this. It simply means that all the other issues have been resolved, and now we turn our attention to parking.

    WHILE WE'RE AT IT
    Guest
    WHILE WE'RE AT IT

    All of us that drive are aware that the police don’t ticket us for double-parking during “alternate side parking” hours BH(of course, you can & will be ticketed two minutes after the correct time to move !!) The situation I would like to address is that drivers who double-park then often leave their car for over an hour, trapping the car that is parked on the legal side of the street. This has happened too many times to me as well as to other neighbors & friends, and it has caused many missed appointments, missed flights, and real needless aggravation.… Read more »

    if...
    Guest
    if...

    everyone who has a garage or driveway would park in their garage or driveway (instead of making it into a bedroom or warehouse) then we would have no issues with parking

    UHU
    Guest
    UHU

    I TOTALLY AGREE

    Get a life.
    Guest
    Get a life.

    The majority of times that i have seen while this is occurring it was normally because a larger vehicle or two smaller vehicles pull out and then another smaller one pulls in, and then it seems like somebody had parked selfishly while in reality there is nothing further from the truth.
    There are many more important things then to TRYING TO DICTATE to others how they should park and assuming people just don’t care.
    We should always naturally assume that people are not doing things because they don’t care.

    Double parking a block with a School
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    Double parking a block with a School

    FYI though your not fined for double parking during alternate side, bare in mind its NEVER legal to double park on a block with a school. Though often the police overlook this, they can – and plenty of times do ticket for it.

    smart car
    Guest
    smart car

    Get a smart car or a fiat 500.. than you wouldn’t have to worry so much about parking..

    My opinion
    Guest
    My opinion

    Other states have lines on the street where the parking spot is, so you automatically have to stay within your parking space. NY should have that too!

    to #3
    Guest
    to #3

    agree
    and there are many more examples too
    it’s not always that simple
    still, wherever one can, one should be careful

    naftali berkowitz
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    naftali berkowitz

    Putting your cell phone number on your car when duble parking, would be very helpfull to the person you’re blocking in, and make you a conciterant person
    PS WHEN DOUBLE PARKING DOUBLE CHECK THAT THAT CAR IS NOT HATZALAH, YOU CAN TELL BY THE PLATE WHICH SAYS EMT AND MOST DRIVERS LEAVE A HATZALAH JACKET ON THE SEAT OF THE CAR

    Sad
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    Sad

    Really Crown Heights residents are pretty sad. I live in Sheepshead Bay and there is no alternate side on my block. The block got together and kicked out the sanitation department. You will rarely find a piece of garbage on the floor. Now I’m not saying Crown Heights is ready for that but I work in CH and to have alternate side 4 times a week? That’s pretty SAD. You guys can’t get together and at least make it twice a week…it’s your fault nobody else to blame for that. Since the residents don’t stand up and change it I… Read more »

    To 16
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    To 16

    You obviously don’t have any kids and never do airport runs.

    #20
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    #20

    I also live in Sheepshead Bay and NOBODY has scratched up bumpers whilst EVERYONE does in CH!?!?!?!

    Parking lines!!!!
    Guest
    Parking lines!!!!

    Thats the answer!!!!

    Another Issue
    Guest
    Another Issue

    I agree but what happens when it’s just after the street is cleaned and people start parking? If there are no defined parking spaces then people park all over the block and there will inevitably be unbalanced spaces. Perhaps they should mark parking spaces to avoid this.

    Shimon
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    Shimon

    What’s really the issue?! Everyone please be more considerate when & where you park, especially beginning & end of blocks. On many occasions I have to spend 20-30 mins bcs on every block don’t park like considerate human being. PLEASE use every inch wisely! Park by the white line & NOT 8 feet from it! Also fire hydrants is 15 feet from either side and not 25 feet! By a driveway pls park all the way up! Think about ur someone else ur brother/ sister/ neighbor or even ur self! Lets tip the scale with one more deed and bring… Read more »

    good idea
    Guest
    good idea

    What a great insight.
    At least now i will be more careful when i park.

    mendy report
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    mendy report

    I think Mendy Pellin did a piece on just this topic a couple years back.

    REGARDS FROM MIAMI
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    REGARDS FROM MIAMI

    Can’t the evil regime in the Peoples Republic of Brooklyn paint yellow the pump area so space is not wasted when parking?

    I guess they cannot… the tickets they get are not expensive enough.

    Regards from Florida
    Guest
    Regards from Florida

    ROFL!

    what do u drive?
    Guest
    what do u drive?

    “There are numerous times that all I needed was 2 inches to park my car.” … Pretty small car…

    Parking
    Guest
    Parking

    I know of at least 4 people on my block who own homes with driveways which aren’t being used and yet they street park their cars.

    This is due to sheer laziness and total disregard of anyone elses needs.

    Also, I particularly enjoy it when cars park exactly in between two parking spaces on a residential street , presumably to hold the second spot for a friend, and thus depriving other people of the limited parking spots on that street.

    that's funny
    Guest
    that's funny

    Come on #27 you know she ment 2 more inches to the space that was there already. I agree full heartedly to this article.
    It’s not a big deal to be considerate of others when you park.

    chaya
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    chaya

    This is a great article, I hope now people will be more aware of where they park

    park in your driveway
    Guest
    park in your driveway

    This is not a joke. Anyone who has a driveway should definitely park in the driveway AT NIGHT so others should have a spot.

    Don't block my garage/driveway
    Guest
    Don't block my garage/driveway

    While we’re on the topic….
    It is rude and totally inconsiderate when people block someone else’s driveway/garage. Even for a minute. Especially without leaving clear contact info on the dashboard.

    Wanda Ring
    Guest
    Wanda Ring

    How can you park your car in two inches?

    use your head
    Guest
    use your head

    Come on #36 you know she ment 2 more inches to the current spot left for parking. This has happened to me also. You try to park your car and you need just another 2 inches to finish your park.

    follow community member
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    follow community member

    this community needs a parking lot….. im sure ppl would be willing to pay to ensure no parking tickets and there are plenty of empty lots….

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