Saturday, April 21, 2012

Midville commercial vehicle crap


From the Forum:

This commercial vehicle has, once again, been illegally parking in a driveway at 61-26 71st Street in Middle Village. A reader e-mailed The Forum about this, saying that the owner of the van has been parking there again and that another of the owner’s commercial vehicles has been parked on the street every night. The Forum previously published a photo of this van back in February, and it didn’t have a license plate back then, either. The homeowner has previously gotten citations for violating zoning regulations.

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

This works. Make a complaint with DOB but make sure to note that the commercial vehicle parks in the driveway overnight. Only heating emergency repair vehicles are allowed to park overnight.

Anonymous said...

What about RV's? I see a few of them parked overnight in residential areas of
Queens. They are not part of a film crew, talking about a 25 yr old RV with non commercial plates, is that legal or not?

Anonymous said...

Has Queens Crap become a nanny paper?

If its the owners truck, its in his yard he pays for, and it doesn't cross onto the public sidewalk, why do you care?

Queens Crapper said...

It's an eyesore and a zoning violation. That's why we care. Paying taxes doesn't give you carte blanche to do whatever the hell you want.

Anonymous said...

Eyesore?? So you don't own a car or do outside work? Smug aren't you towards people that need a a vehicle to make money and raise a family?

Why not put your effort into people who park their HUGE SLOBURBANS in the driveway sticking out on the sidewalk or those idiots who take up 2 parking spaces. Because it wont fit in their garage.

--It's an eyesore and a zoning violation

Queens Crapper said...

If it doesn't have a plate and has been there for months, its not being used for work, dingbat.

Anonymous said...

Ugly trucks in residential driveways are illegal. Most considerate neighbors who are contractors park in commercial lots, not in front of their home. Next the basement becomes a warehouse for chemicals or food or clothing and merchandise of all stripes.
What does all this affect everyone else? Vermin, fire, robberies, accidents etc. Move the truck out or see air removed from the tires.

Anonymous said...

wrong advice, if the violator has a camera set up. you get arrested.

a fire hazard call to 911, or possible stolen vehicle to n.y.p.d, would be quicker and solve the violation. 311 will not be answered for six weeks, and if the vehicle is gone during the day, zero will be accomplished.

Anonymous said...

Here in North Flushing we have been putting up with this crap for years.
RV's are legal to park on the street.
Not camping trailers unless attached to a car or truck. Commercial vehicles are not allowed to be parked on the street after 9PM unless doing work where they are parked. Parking commercial vehicles in a residential driveway over night is illegal in the five boroughs.

Anonymous said...

This is seen throughout Bayside also. The homeowners' association at one point put pressure on the police to ticket the vehicles which they can do. It seems that they are reluctant to do this full force and consistently.

You have small houses on less than 40 ft. wide property with hugh, vehicles with graffitti all over them in the driveways. It looks horrible and is unfair to the neighbors.

I would not want to buy a house next door to one of these owners who obviously don't care about their neighbors or neighborhood.

Anonymous said...

Parking commercial vehicles in a residential driveway over night is illegal in the five boroughs.

Correct - This includes parking on the street overnight. The new practice is people leaving buses and tractor-trailers parked in residential neighborhoods. I noticed some buses are used for living and others for sex businesses. Livery drivers drop customers off, wait and ferry them back.

Anonymous said...

Conclusions:

1. this is widespread and everyone (except our electeds and their appointees the community boards) is concerned.

2. nothing is being done to address this issue.

3. call 311 and its a crap shoot - the few times it works does not auger it a useful means of addressing the issue.

4. regular citizens spend time playing councilman trying to get things done - and end up wasting their time.

5. your councilman does nothing (perhaps providing lip service) because they are spending their time with

(a) campaign donors (read developers)

(b) getting photo ops in targeted groups (tweeded and seniors),

(c) paying off the sickly weeklies with generous advertising ...

(d) and renaming street signs.

6. you give the elected a pass.

now can well all go home because this is repeating itself ad nausium on this site and we are not getting awywhere.

Anonymous said...

"now can well all go home because this is repeating itself ad nausium on this site and we are not getting awywhere."

Let's just give up and crawl under a rock. Not !!!
Keep up the good work Crapie.
Don't listen to defeatist like this. This blog makes a big difference in our daily lives by exposing wrong doings in our borough.

Anonymous said...

We should all be on board with these issues because they will multiply so rapidly as others following the lead like the inconsiderate homeowner in question arrive here and expect to do the same.

Ned said...

In the old days when assholed did this the 'good old boys" in MV would take a floor jack (with wheels) under the rear axel and drag it into the street..
The cops would show up with a tow truck and take it in minutes. Especiall if it was along a bus route.

Anonymous said...

"now can well all go home because this is repeating itself ad nausium on this site and we are not getting awywhere."

Let's just give up and crawl under a rock. Not !!!
Keep up the good work Crapie.
Don't listen to defeatist like this. This blog makes a big difference in our daily lives by exposing wrong doings in our borough.
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Talking about this is a necessary step forward, but not sufficient to solve this problem.

When its all said and done, we have to take it a step further and put the pressure on the one source that can do something about this - and who will do everything they can to dodge the issue: your elected official.

And until you do that, you are not going to solve anything.

Griping about it will make you feel good for a while but when its all said and done, it will accomplish little of substance.

Anonymous said...

The squeaky wheel gets the grease..................

Anonymous said...

Smug aren't you towards people that need a a vehicle to make money and raise a family?
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Park it at your business address, and there is no problem.

Anonymous said...

It probably IS parked at his business address, stop being such a nanny.

Not everyone is as lucky as you, to get on a jam packed subway every day and go to your big job in the city.


Park it at your business address, and there is no problem.

Anonymous said...

Well tough shit, he doesn't live in a commercial zone. Let him park it in one. Grand Avenue is 2 blocks away.

Anonymous said...

So so I got to look at dirty truck and have this additional vehicle take a parking spot on the already crowed block? Move to Long Island where you they love you!

Anonymous said...

If you have a business getting a commercial parking spot or garage come with the territory - pay up all u bubba's who think parking your big unsightly trucks in front of your neighbor's home or even your own driveway will save you your beer money, your wrong. In fact if this is the case then there must be other things your doing that warrants more serious attention that we will all be putting under a microscope to bring to the attention of Licensing officials or the tax man or perhaps any number of harassment we can bring down upon your - I love to see you on my block - most move to the straight and narrow after I initiate inquiries or leave entirely!!