NY1 For You: No Parking Signs Removed From Brooklyn Block With No School
Residents of a block in Park Slope, Brooklyn grew tired of the city collecting fines for parking signs there were no longer relevant, and they reached out to NY1 For You for help. NY1's Susan Jhun filed the following NY1 For You report.
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The Montessori School of New York left Park Slope, Brooklyn, and now the associated No Parking signs have followed suit.
It's good news for residents on Eighth Avenue between Carroll and President Streets, who contacted NY1 For You about the signs, which specify no parking during school hours, even though the school closed several months ago.
That restriction affected Collis Decoteau, whose car was ticketed and towed to the tune of $300.
"If it is supposed to be during school hours and there's no school here, what school hours are you talking about?" says Decoteau. "If it is justified, leave it. If it is not justified, remove it."
"It's been gone for several months. It's just the way that they're trying to make extra money for the city without any reason," says resident Charles Miller.
The No Parking signs by take up almost an entire block by the former Montessori School, which residents say was ridiculous in a city where it is so hard to find parking.
"I had to drive around about 30, 45 minutes last night to find a parking spot," says resident John McDowell.
NY1 called the Department of Transportation and inspectors were sent to the location.
A DOT spokesman then told NY1 that the agency will take down the signs. It's one less parking hassle to deal with.