From the Times Ledger:
After complaints from residents and calls from the community board, the city is removing the “no standing” signs it installed along Court Square in front of the Arris Lofts about a month ago.
The signs, which went up across the street from the historic Long Island City Courthouse without any notification to residents or Community Board 2, were slated to be removed Wednesday after the TimesLedger’s publication deadline.
Seth Solomonow, a spokesman for the city Department of Transportation, said that in addition to altering the no-standing signs to allow street parking on nights and weekends when the court is not in session, the agency would work to remove parking spaces reserved for district attorney employees who rarely visit the court.
This whole time we were told that the City was encouraging the newcomers to scorn cars, live green and be dependent on public transportation and bikes which is why the parking requirements for the new developments should be waived. So why would they need street parking? And why did the City give it to them?