Southern Brooklyn

Alternate Side Parking Suspensions Expand In Brooklyn

The updated map showing where in Brooklyn and Queens Alternate Side Parking is suspended indefinitely.

Yesterday we reported that, though the city was reinstating Alternate Side Parking rules, it remains indefinitely suspended in communities hit hard by Hurricane Sandy.

The city limited exempted areas in Brooklyn to just Community Boards 15 and 13, which encompass Sheepshead Bay, Manhattan Beach, Gerritsen Beach, Brighton Beach, Coney Island, and other neighborhoods.

There must have been some uproar in other community boards whose damage may not have been extensive – or, at least, those that did not receive as much media coverage – because the city today expanded those indefinite suspensions to Community Board 6 – which includes Red Hook – and Community Board 18 – which includes Marine Park, Mill Basin and Canarsie, among others.

We know we have a number of readers in Marine Park, Mill Basin and Bergen Beach who will be happy to hear this.

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  1. The issue of Community Board 18 was raised with my office after our REMA meeting in Canarsie two nights ago. We contacted DOT the next morning and were pleased when they changed their decision. thanks to Commissioner Sadik-Kahn and Boro commissioner Palmieri.
    Councilman Lew Fidler

  2. Cars were still doubled parked as usual for alternate side of street parking on my block which is part of Community Board 15. Seems people are not being informed. Many are foreigners who barely speak English, yet they have drivers licenses. So, they are totally unaware about it being cancelled in certain areas. Wonder if the police stations in these areas are informed, as well as those who give out tickets.

    Should you be given a ticket by someone uniformed about this, I am sure, you will have a hard time having it dismissed.


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