From the Times Ledger:
Bayside residents and elected officials said they were upset that a car dealership on Northern Boulevard has long been using a residential street behind the business as well as the sidewalk adjacent to its property to park vehicles.
State Assemblywoman Ann-Margaret Carrozza (D-Bayside) and state Sen. Frank Padavan (R-Bellerose) have both contacted the city Department of Buildings and the 111th Precinct to complain that Star Nissan, at 206-02 Northern Blvd. in Bayside, has been parking vehicles on 45th Road and along the sidewalk on 206th Street, which is also the Clearview Expressway’s service road, for a long time.
In a letter to the DOB, Padavan said the dealership’s certificate of occupancy allows the business to park 30 cars on its lot. But in a separate letter to the 111th Precinct, he said the dealership often parks unlicensed vehicles with no plates on the streets near the business.
Community activist Mandingo Tshaka, who has registered complaints about the dealership with Carrozza, Padavan, Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s office and the DOB, said he consistently notices vehicles without plates parked along 45th Road between Oceania Street and 206th Street.
“That business is making millions of dollars, but it’s not contributing anything to Bayside,” he said. “It’s disrespectful to the community and denying residents on 45th Road the right to park there.”
Residents on that street said they often have to park several blocks away.