From the Times Ledger:
After several months of complaints from residents of a new condominium tower in Long Island City, the police have moved a restricted parking area that was in front of the building.
Residents of 549 Borden Ave. now have about 15 parking spots on the curb to call their own after the city Department of Transportation removed the bright red “no standing” signs.
“It took probably six months from the initial petition I put together to the time it was moved, which was just days before Christmas,” said Marty Towey, a condo owner. “DOT does work — it just takes them a little time for them to do it.”
Towey, a retired FBI agent, attended at least two Community Board 2 meetings to complain about what he called excessive police parking in the blocks surrounding the 108th Precinct station house.
“What I learned from DOT is that these spots aren’t supposed to be used for police personal cars, they’re supposed to be used for official cars,” he said. “I never had a reserve parking for my personal car in my 26 years I worked for the Bureau in New York City.”
But the police parking spots are not gone entirely — the city agreed to move them over to Fifth Street, on the west side of the block.