Friday, January 1, 2010
Unhappy New Year for Rego Park parkers
"2 weeks ago (at 6 am Monday morning) the street signs on 97th Street (between 63rd Road and 62nd Drive) were changed.
10 to 12 parking spaces are now gone and have been replaced with NO STANDING 7 am to 8 PM every day of the week - supposedly to ease congestion (from the traffic at the mall).
1--no store has yet opened.
2--several stores have backed out
3--store that housed Circuit City is still unrented
Supposedly, the RIGHT side of the street had to be free of
cars to allow LEFT hand turns onto 62nd Drive...(huh?)
Several cars got caught (they didn't notice immediately the new signage--NO one expected it, and non of the building management got any notice...
Lack of parking (free on the street parking) means more business for the parking lots.
I guess if they can't get money from renting stores, they will sock it to the neighborhood by getting rent for spaces."