Saturday, June 3, 2017

Sound familiar?


From CBS 2:

Residents of a Staten Island neighborhood say it’s a mystery who owns the cars that are showing up on their blocks.

They say the cars appear not to be abandoned, and just sit on their streets for months.

As CBS2’s Jessica Borg reports, it’s not easy to get them towed.

CBS2 has been told that it has to be determined whether the cars are legally registered, or whether out-of-state pates are part of insurance fraud before cars can be ticketed and towed.

That could take some time, especially since the cars seem to be parked legally.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yes, it sounds very familiar. They have out-of-state plates?? I would like to hear more...

Anonymous said...

James Oddo won't to anything because he has nothing to lose cuz he's running for judge next year. Vote 4 Tom Sherbenko cuz he will work with city agencies to take care of this.

Anonymous said...

They most likely belong to people living somewhere where they don't need the car very often where it is difficult to park....Manhattan.


They bring the car to Stanton Island then leave it there until they need it.
I've left my car in Brooklyn until I needed it.

It's really easy to do and you don't have to pay to park the car.

Anonymous said...

The city isnt the least bit concerned with this. Its happening all over the outer boros and nothing is being done. They would rather ticket a new york car thats 14 feet from a hydrant instead of 15 feet then tow these cars with all these out of state bs plates.

Anonymous said...

The city will not do anything when there is a plate on it so just go out there with a screw driver and take the plates off. Then call sanitation and say its an abandoned car with no plates and they will take it.

Chris Russo said...

Per law it can be ticketed after 72 hours if not moved. Let the tickets pile up then tow as a scofflaw. Done.

Anonymous said...

Per law it can be ticketed after 72 hours if not moved. Let the tickets pile up then tow as a scofflaw. Done.

But first you have to get them to come and chalk the tires, which they don't seem too enthusiastic about doing.

Anonymous said...

Chris Russo said...
"Per law it can be ticketed after 72 hours if not moved. Let the tickets pile up then tow as a scofflaw. Done"

Try and get a sector car there to "observe" the car, then come back after 3 days and issue a summons
Good luck !

Anonymous said...

But if the NYPD does not ticket these vehicles, no tix pile up, and there is no record. You can check plates for parking tickets at the public nyc.gov database. And when there are tix, wonder why the city's Dept of Finance does not collect the cash.

Anonymous said...

Kinda related-- In all my decades of living in NYC, have never seen so many PA license plates than in the past few years. It's like half the state of Pennsylvania is driving around NYC on a weekly basis. Hmmm.

Anonymous said...

Several years ago we had an abandoned car on our block 2 feet from the hydrant. It had gotten 1 ticket during the first week by the street sweeper's advance person. We called both 911 & 311 several times each; the local fire house gave us the best advice, call sanitation. It took the Sanitation Department 10 minutes to determine it was a stolen vehicle and they were able to get the police to respond finally.

Rick D said...

"Per law it can be ticketed after 72 hours if not moved."

Unfortunately, that's not correct. The law states 7 days.

Anonymous said...

Wouldn't these cars get ticketed every week due to alternate side of the week parking?