It's a dead-end street with no signs, where residents say parking should be free but often comes at a price.
“The local police have been giving out bunk parking tickets, called double parking, even though you can see there’s no sign that there’s no parking allowed,” says resident Jeffrey Herskowitz. “I’ve gone twice to court in the last year to fight these tickets, and they were both dismissed.”
Yet Herskovitz finds the police continue to give out tickets for parking at the dead end.
“Recently a third double-parking ticket came out on my wife’s car, and we went to go fight it in the court system and they said since the ticket is not currently scanned in the system, we couldn’t fight it yet, even though we obviously have our pictures and our previous dismissals for the exact same spot, for the exact same offense,” he laments.
Out of frustration Herskovitz called NY1 For You and the station called the New York City Police Department. A spokesman would only say this matter is being reviewed by the NYPD.
NY1 then called the Department of Finance and a spokesman said they are looking into the case.
The station will follow up on the situation.