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NY1 For You: Resident Of Fulton Houses Continues Long Wait For Disabled Parking Spot

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One disabled Manhattan woman says getting around the city is tough without a disabled parking spot, and she says she's waited more than a year for a spot. NY1's Susan Jhun filed the following NY1 for You report.

Rosabel Parra's patience was running thin after waiting more than a year for a disabled parking spot at the Fulton Houses in Chelsea.

"Back in June, I received a letter that there was a spot available," Parra says. "I was assigned this spot."

Parra paid $650 and submitted a final application, but after a month passed without word while another car parked in the spot, she went to management. The housing tenant says they told her that the New York City Housing Authority instructed them not to issue any more parking permits at that time.

Then, later that day, she says management called, saying they would issue the parking permit. That was a month ago, and Parra's still waiting.

"It's been horrible, horrible," Parra says. "And the fact that I did my part and did it in a timely fashion, but now I'm getting the run around of 'Yes, no, yes, no' to my parking permit, it's very frustrating."

NY1 for You contacted NYCHA, and a spokeswoman said she's looking into Parra's case. However, after our call, Parra said management reached out to her and told her they are now sending her the permit in the mail, hopefully the end to an exhaustive parking search. 

NY1 for You will let you know what happens.

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