Today’s Headlines

  • John Kaehny

    Pamela Boyce says in the the Riverdale Press that “Any reduction of garage space in new buildings will cause extreme hardship.” Really? How does she know? Not far away in Upper Manhattan, there is off-street parking for fewer than 20% of the households. In Park Slope, there is off-street parking for 6% of households. Is there widespread suffering in Park Slope and other historic neighborhoods with little off-street parking? If so, why do homes in these neighborhoods sell at a huge premiums? If someone’s highest priority is owning a car,than a scarcity of parking is a problem. But, if someone’s priority is a livable neighborhood, which is easy to bike and walk around, then less parking is a blessing.