Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Nets play Lakers; streets nearby Barclays Center predictably filled with vehicles illegally idling and parking

Just in time for the Atlantic Yards Quality of Life Committee meeting tomorrow night (Borough Hall, 6:30 pm) come a couple of Atlantic Yards Watch reports from Barclays Center neighbors regarding last night's Nets game against the Los Angeles Lakers.

One resident reported 20 illegal parking issues found in a ten-minute walk, all below Flatbush Avenue:
This is a multiple incident report, fueled in part by a 45 minute drive around looking for a parking spot (forgot it was the Lakers game). Would have been easier if I could have parked illegally, Thought is not lost on me that a limo might allow me to park for a few hours without worry.... Instead of thinking ill thoughts about FCR, decided to do a ten minute survey within a 3 block area instead of cooking dinner for my family.

70 5th Ave: 2 cars parked in no parking zone , 1 limousine 1 sedan
429 Bergen: 2 cars parked in bus stop.
41 5th Avenue: Mercedes idling in bus stop
39 5 Avenue: limousine license T 619 O 37 C parked at hydrant
446C Dean: 2 cars parked in no standing zone
5th Ave between Dean and Flatbush: An astonishing 3 cars parked in the traffic lane marked no standing anytime. Requested that TEA on corner, 5 feet away, kindly ask them to move. He said, "Oh, they're just waiting to pick up people at the arena." Clearly no message received by this guy, but was one given? He did ask and they did move.
3 traffic agents on corner of Flatbush and Dean opposite from stretch limo at hydrant parked and idling at hydrant T 201196 C .
230 Flatbush: limo license t6 03680 C parked and idling at hydrant in the bus stop
2 cars parked in bus stop at Flatbush (North side) and Bergen
76 6th Avenue: 2 cars parked in No Parking zone by Woodland Restaurant
65 St. Mark's Avenue: 2 cars parked near hydrant at top of Saint Marks Avenue
65 St. Mark's Avenue: limo idling in front of garage License T 497847 C
Ten minute walk -- 20 illegal parking issues.
Another resident reported:
Literally the entire right travel lane of Flatbush from 6th Ave headed to Dean Street was occupied with double parked/idling limos and black cars. This reduced Flatbush Ave to 1 lane in that direction, with predicable effect. (Congestion, honking, etc).
There were also black cars in the bus stop in from of Atrium/Vinnies. I did notice that one had a ticket.
It was a busy game night and of there were multiple similar violations on Bergen, 5th Ave, and other streets, with the usual idling and double parking, as well as blocking of bus stops ans fire hydrants.
These reports address blocks mainly south of the arena; numerous blocks in other directions were not canvassed.

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