Illegal Parking Photo Sting – Brooklyn Borough Hall

Every day, tens of thousands of government employees park their cars in front of fire hyrants, bus stops, on the sidewalk and in otherwise illegal places. The practice endangers New Yorkers, and the NYPD refuses to ticket these brazen law-breakers. That’s where we come in. Last year, volunteers from Transportation Alternatives busted hundreds of illegal government parkers in two famous studies. This year, we’re keeping up the pressure on permit-abusers with a new website. A team of T.A. staffers and volunteers will document illegal parking patterns with digital cameras (you provide your own) and the pics will be uploaded and geo-coded on the new website, providing a real-time snapshot of the worst illegal parking.

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NYPD Parking Abuse Scandal Widens

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Chinatown businessman Jan Lee was cuffed and detained for photographing police officers’ illegally parked cars in front of his shop. Despite threatening late night calls to his home phone from a Brooklyn police officer (who forgot to block his phone number from appearing on caller ID), CBS Channel 2’s Brendan Keefe continues his series of […]

Illegal Parking Photo Sting – City Hall

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Every day, tens of thousands of government employees park their cars in front of fire hyrants, bus stops, on the sidewalk and in otherwise illegal places. The practice endangers New Yorkers, and the NYPD refuses to ticket these brazen law-breakers. That’s where we come in. Last year, volunteers from Transportation Alternatives busted hundreds of illegal […]

Illegal Permit Parking Crackdown Underway?

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  Word has it that the city is finally cracking down on uncivil servants’ illegal parking privileges. Was this the final outrage that finally spurred the Bloomberg Administration to take action? A Manhattan tipster reports that a jersey barrier has suddenly appeared in front of the Brooklyn Bridge on-ramp where scores of Police Plaza employees […]

Bill Bratton Rolls Back Internal NYPD Parking Reform

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On Monday the Times published an in-depth piece on how Police Commissioner Bill Bratton is aiming to boost NYPD morale, in part by giving officers more latitude to skirt departmental rules. The Times said such infractions might include “misplacing a memo book or being late for court.” According to the story, Bratton is also lightening up […]

You Can Now Tell 311 About Bike Lane Blockers

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New Yorkers can now report drivers illegally blocking bike lanes via the city’s 311 website and mobile apps, according to an update from 311 yesterday. The 311 website and the “NYC 311” app enable users to report quality of life, health, and safety complaints to the city. Yesterday’s update added “blocked bike lane” to the set of “illegal parking” violations that can […]