A Bay Terrace homeowner has been ticketed three times in the past month for parking in his own driveway.
“A guy came through two or three times in the same month. He ticketed two of the cars, but not the third, even though the third was over just as much,” said Anthony Scharge, long time Bay Terrace resident.
Homeowners Ticketed For Parking In Own Drive
According to Avella, the Department of Buildings approved a development in the 1960s where few driveways are long enough to park a car, let alone today’s sport utility vehicles.
Avella had negotiated a deal with the city not to ticket homeowners as long as residents have pulled up to their garage, their vehicle doesn’t extend more than six inches over the driveway and it isn’t blocking the sidewalks.
Meanwhile Scharge is left wondering why he’s been targeted and not others.
Scharge and Avella took a brief walk on Saturday around the quiet cul-de-sac, bordered on one side by the Cross Island Parkway and Little Neck Bay, and on the other by high-rise apartment buildings. There were vehicles in violation of the six-inch rule at almost every house.
It's comforting to know that someone somewhere gets ticketed for this. Hey NYC, if you want revenue, come to Maspeth or Middle Village, where people block the entire sidewalk with their cars and force people to walk in the street.