Monday, February 24, 2014
Have fun moving your car & dealing with bums
We’ve had to deal with the polar vortex, and snowstorm after snowstorm, but since February 1st New Yorkers haven’t had to worry about moving their cars. That’s about to change with alternate side parking rules back in effect.
The suspension ends officially starting Monday, February 23rd. The Department of Transportation needs to clean the snow, ice and remaining debris.
In Queens, we found many drivers with a lot of digging out ahead of them on Sunday night. Alternate side parking rules have been suspended in the city since February 1st, but that ends on Monday. It was a 22-day stretch.
Because of the ice, brooms haven’t been able to sweep the alternate-side routes.
The MTA and the NYPD have to backed off a plan to “remove” the homeless who have been using the subways as shelter from the cold.
An MTA spokesman announced Sunday night the plan is on hold to prevent it “from being portrayed wrongly.”
The removal was supposed to start Monday at 3 a.m. on the “E” line.
But, due to a report from DNAinfo, the agency was forced to tone down its language, insisting the so-called “outreach program” was to be voluntary.
A transit official said, “We are not doing this to be cruel.”