Thursday, March 7, 2013
Don't get hooked!
From CBS 2:
In Queens, convenient free parking in a busy shopping district is costing unsuspecting drivers more than $100.
At the Plaza 48 parking lot in Astoria, it is a very quick hook for the unsuspecting.
Signs posted at the shopping plaza just off Northern Boulevard offer a warning, but many who park there figure they can safely pop across the street for a few minutes to a competing shopping center.
That’s a mistake that will cost you $136.
The cars end up at ASAP Towing in Maspeth.
CBS 2 spoke with one driver who was towed on Sunday. That person was allegedly told to pay with cash and her request for a receipt was refused.
Both of those would be violations of city regulations.
The quick tow is an issue at several other shopping plazas in Queens, so read the fine print on the way in.
The towing company on 48th street is so infamous, livery cab drivers hang out there to give drivers who’ve been towed a ride to the lot.