Sunday, October 5, 2014

Brace yourselves for the return of alternate sides

From the Queens Chronicle:

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.


Anonymous said...

Well the chronicle says I can take the Q74 so I'm sure there won't be any trouble

Anonymous said...

Alternate side in the area does not activate until Thursday, so we'll see then.

The Chronicle claims the Q74 goes to the area... Wasn't that cut in 2010?

Anonymous said...

This will coincide with people not getting their notices to appear for jury duty........

Anonymous said...

Why not have have jurors park at Citifield and have shuttlebuses bring people back and forth?