Absent a last-minute extension, the emergency suspension of alternate-side-of-the-street parking around the Queens Supreme Courthouse in Kew Gardens will end on Monday morning, giving residents and businesses the first full taste of life without the condemned Borough Hall parking garage.
The garage, where the city’s Department of Transportation had about 400 spaces used by people going to the court house and Borough Hall, was shut down last week, about seven months after published sources claimed the city determined it to be unsafe.
Alternate-side-of-the-street parking had been suspended since Sept. 24 in the area on days it was not already suspended for Rosh Hashanah.
In response to questions emailed from the Chronicle, the DOT said things are in hand.
Judges still have on-street parking in designated areas adjacent to the courthouse, and the streets also have zones open only to court employees and personnel with special parking permits, a practice common in other boroughs.
And the jurors are screwed.