From the Times Ledger:
Residents along Prospect Avenue in Douglaston said they were upset the city has put up several signs on their street to prevent parking and that there was seemingly no reason to eliminate the spots.
The city Department of Transportation erected the signs as part of a citywide initiative to replace signs that had been removed from streets across the five boroughs but never replaced, Community Board 11 District Manager Susan Seinfeld said.
But residents on Prospect Avenue near the corner of Willow Place said the road never had “No Parking” signs and parking has now become more limited along the roadway.
“It’s creating more congestion for the neighborhood,” resident Dorene Lombardi told CB 11’s monthly meeting Monday.
The signs run north to south on Prospect Avenue from Willow Place to Cherry Street.
“Some of the signs make no sense,” Seinfeld said. “I have no idea why they went up. It’s limiting the parking on the block.”
The signs restrict parking along the one side of the street at all times.
“I was stunned when I came home in mid-May and saw them,” resident Jonesie Clemence. “These signs are unsightly and literally on our yards.”