There are three sources of illegal parking in the immediate proximity of the project site. City employees associated with the 78th Precinct, FDNY Ladder Company 105 and HPD regularly park on sidewalks and use illegal placards on 6th Avenue, Dean Street and Bergen Street. Members of the Temple of Restoration Church regularly double park on Dean Street between 6th and Carlton Avenues throughout the week.
Construction Workers regularly park illegally in no standing zones and sidewalks on Pacific Street between 6th Avenue and Carlton Avenue, on the 6th Avenue Bridge, and intermingled with 78th Precinct employee cars. The illegal parking at times is three rows wide and during this period has sometimes blocked the marked street.
Again today during alternate side street cleaning, half of the block of Dean btw. 6th & Carlton was blocked by cars that appear to be belong to construction workers (noted by bumper stickers for construction unions, hard hats on the dash, etc), and consequently the street was not thoroughly cleaned again.
Someone put a note on the cars saying that their illegally parked car resulted in incomplete street cleaning and garbage remaining. A feast for the rats!
I was approached by a reporter from channel 11 news about the rat infestation, it should be aired tonight a 10pm.