From the NY1:
Some of the cars did not have license plates. Others, like one in Maspeth with a police placard displayed in the window, were too close to hydrants. Still others blocked sidewalks, and one was parked directly in front of a crosswalk.
Armed with stacks of pictures showing cars blocking sidewalks, hydrants and driveways, local residents said they are frustrated.
"We had the car in front of the fire hydrant for 53 days," said one local.
"I can't even park in front of my house. They block my driveway. I can't even get my own car in my own driveway because they leave their own cars there for weeks," said another.
"We've had this problem for more than three years," said a third.
Neighborhood leaders said they have tried for years to get the city to do something about the problem, but the response has been slow.
"We call 311 but nothing happens," said a concerned resident.