Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Ticket blitz gets even dumber
From Riverdale Press:
Ask Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz when a street is not a street, and he’ll probably tell you: When it’s a forest.
But when is a street that’s actually a forest still, in fact, a street?
The NYPD says the answer lies on Forster Place, a narrow private lane off of Huxley Avenue, south of West 261st Street, that turns to trees and shrubbery before intersecting with Broadway. Last December, Riverdale resident Sheran Tavarez parked along Broadway in front of the lane where Forster would empty out to the main thoroughfare — that is, if it weren’t actually a gently sloping hill replete with woods and shrubbery.
But a traffic enforcement agent, perhaps not seeing the forest for the trees, gave her a $115 ticket for blocking the traffic lane.