Last June, we told you about Ticket Wiper [/ticketwiper-new-app-help-fight-nyc-parking-tickets/], an app that helps you challenge NYC parking tickets. Since it’s been almost a year, we wanted to follow up and see how things are going. “It’s going great. We’re getting busier and busier. The word is getting
A scene from Victoria Nicodemus’ vigil. (Photo by Heather Chin/Fort Greene Focus.)Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson announced today that the driver charged with killing Victoria Nicodemus [/?s=nicodemus] was arraigned and has been indicted on charges of manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide, and more. 39-year-old Marlon Sewell of Brownsville
A collection of stores near the intersection of East 16th Street and Sheepshead Bay Road. (Photo: Alex Ellefson / Sheepshead Bites)Sheepshead Bay residents are fiercely protective of their parking spaces: Try proposing a development that doesn’t include parking, and we guarantee community members will have some choice words [/developers-accused-subterfuge-trying-dodge-parking-regulations/
Photo by Bensonhurst BeanCome Spring, Stillwell Avenue will be pothole free. Last fall, Treyger and Assembly Member William Colton wrote a letter to the Department of Transportation (DOT) last fall about the dire need for repaving Stillwell Avenue, and a significant chunk of the street has been included in the
Last year’s finish line. Source: AirBnB Brooklyn Half via Facebook)Ah, the Brooklyn Half Marathon [http://www.nyrr.org/races-and-events/2015/airbnb-brooklyn-half]! The tenacity of runners, the triumph of spirit — the pain of trying to get around. The event this Saturday, May 16 will result in road closures around
Heads up, drivers! Alternate side parking and street cleaning regulations will be suspended Thursday through Saturday, April 9 to 11, in recognition of the Orthodox observances of Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and for the Jewish holiday of Passover (7th and 8th days). All other regulations, including parking meters, remain in
Photo by Anna GustafsonHeads up, drivers – alternate side parking regulations have been suspended on Thursday, January 29; Friday, January 30; and Saturday, January 31 to allow for snow removal, city officials announced this afternoon. Alternate side parking regulations are also suspended today, Wednesday, January 28. Payment at parking meters, however,
A car accident at Emmons Avenue and Bedford Avenue (Photo by Tom Paolillo) BETWEEN THE LINES [/tag/between-the-lines/]: Beginning last Friday, New York City motorists, and anyone passing through the jurisdiction, are required to drive at a leisurely 25 miles per hour on most streets [/reminder-citywide-25-mph-speed-limit-takes-effect-tomorrow/] or face the consequences.
The Department of Transportation announced this morning that the Belt Parkway lane closures set to begin last night [/belt-parkway-lane-closures-gerritsen-inlet-beginning-tonight/] have been postponed indefinitely. Two lanes of the eastbound Belt Parkway at Gerritsen Inlet Bridge were set to be closed for road repairs beginning last night and continuing through the weekend.
Oh, look. A dot. One, lonely dot. Won’t you give it some company?Back in April, the city launched [http://www.streetsblog.org/2014/04/29/report-traffic-hazards-with-nycs-vision-zero-map/] an interactive Vision Zero map [http://www.nyc.gov/html/visionzero/pages/dialogue/map.html] for neighbors to get involved with making
Source: _chrisUK/FlickrBETWEEN THE LINES [/tag/between-the-lines/]: Since the snow and ice evaporated, most drivers probably assumed maneuvering along city streets would be trouble-free. But now they have to deal with another aggravating upshot generated by this year’s severe weather — a plague of potholes. They’re not nearly as
Source: plateshack.comOur readers often complain to us about car dealers in the neighborhood parking their cars on residential blocks and gobbling up their parking spots. So we decided to look into the legality behind it and found that, according to the Department of Transportation [http://www.nyc.gov/html/
Between the road work [/blog/tag/milling-and-paving], constant filming [/blog/tag/filmed-in-flatbush], and out-of-state cars that may or may not be from rental businesses on Coney Island Avenue [/blog/crime/out-of-state-plates-being-investigated-by-iowa-nyc-authorities], there are a lot of challenges when it comes to parking in our area. Neighbors who drive have made
Whoops! A truck driver failed to make the 12-foot clearance on 86th Street at 20th Avenue and got wedged underneath the D train el, snarling traffic. Bensonhurst Bean writer Elle Spektor stumbled across the accident, which occurred at approximately 10:15 p.m. last night, and took the accompanying photos
Photo: TheRealSappy/TwitterPolice are investigating the cause of a Saturday evening accident [http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/story?section=news/local/new_york&id=9039066], in which a car veered onto an Ocean Avenue sidewalk and struck three people. The accident happened at approximately 4:30 between 5:00 p.
The burden of nighttime parking in Bensonhurst may soon be eased, as community leaders pursue a plan to give commercial vehicles the boot from residential on-street parking spaces. Community Board 11 Chairperson Bill Guarinello is spearheading an effort to get rid of the commercial vehicles, which take up residential spaces
Commuters who drive to the Gravesend Neck Road subway station before hopping on a train to the city were surprised last week when, according to a reader, the Department of Transportation installed Muni-Meters [/muni-meter-installations-throughout-gravesend/] nearby, eliminating approximately six free parking spots. Our tipster, Auxil B., writes: > Muni Meter mania is
Photo by nolastnameAttention drivers: if you thought Belt Parkway traffic couldn’t get any worse, you thought wrong! Beginning in early April, the Department of Transportation will launch into a new round of construction necessitating periodic lane closures, this time between Coney Island Avenue and Knapp Street. The agency is
A parting glance. (Photo courtesy of nolastname)Well, everyone, by now you must have heard all about the Belt Parkway roadwork [/belt-parkway-lane-closure-schedules/]. The traffic has been horrendous around here, because of all the construction. It’s driving me batty. The other day, I felt like flinging myself into the oncoming