From the Daily News:
Turns out you can fight City Hall.
After a 21/2-year battle, a Sheepshead Bay man has won a court ruling throwing out a $115 ticket he received for parking in front of a nonexistent fire hydrant.
Simon Belsky, 63, was slapped with a ticket in November 2006 for parking in front of a fire hydrant at 2909 Avenue U - even though there's a meter, not a hydrant, located at that address.
After five administrative challenges to the ticket were ignored or rejected, Belsky sued the city in State Supreme Court last August.
Last month, Judge Michael Ambrosio ruled the city couldn't prove Belsky broke the rules.
"The petitioners' claim was entirely persuasive because there is a meter and not a fire hydrant located in front of 2909 Avenue U, the location listed on the summons," Ambrosio wrote.
He threw out the ticket and awarded Belsky the $650 he spent on court costs.