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Impacts to existing availability of parking.

Illegal parking and idling at all the usual spots on 5th Avenue etc.

May 4, 2013 - 9:40pm

70 Fifth Avenue: two cars parked in a no parking zone
39 5th Avenue: black Cadillac Escalade livery license JOEPAL 2 New York in bus stop at fire hydrant
39 5th Ave: at hydrant black Lexus limo license T 430050 C

Nets playoff game

Illegal parking and idling at all the usual spots on 5th Avenue etc.

5th Avenue between St. Mark's and Dean; Bergen; Flatbush
April 22, 2013 - 10:15pm

10:15 p.m. 13 cars parked illegally in small area, snapshot of a 5 minute walk. During end of 2nd NEts/Bulls game.

Note that the area was loaded with TEAs to direct traffic as well as about half a dozen regular NYPD officers standing by.

53 5th Avenue: limousine at hydrant TLC license.
also black Ford Explorer Vermont license plate FDS 202

70 5th Avenue : 1 car parked in no parking zone
bus stop Bergen Street at 5th (429 Bergen) :black Chevy suburban limo license w101 558C
and Jeep parked in bus stop license FZF 7625

Some changes in limo behavior emerge but illegal parking and idling violations continue

A new survey of illegal parking and idling in the vicinity of Barclays Center during the first Nets/Bulls play-off game uncovered some changes to black limo behavior from the last survey.  Overall the survey, which covered a smaller geographic area than the last, demonstrated illegal parking and idling conditions continue.  

The survey is easy to execute by the volunteers because the locations for illegal parking are so predictable.  There were very few unuccuppied hydrants in the area during the survey.

Notably not a single black limo was parked in the official location designated by the Department of Transportation for TLC parking on the south side of Atlantic Avenue from 6th Avenue to Carlton Avenue.  A NYPD tow truck was stationed there to clear it of private cars, but it had little motivation to work.  

BMW parked in satellite uplink lot

Satellite uplink parking lot
April 20, 2013 - 9:33pm

BMW parked in satellite uplink parking lot (photo attached).  This same car has been parked in the pad, so apparently there was spill-over from the free parking in the pad for the play-offs.  

Equipment bus idles on Pad; valet parking for coaches and staff

The Pad next to 620 Atlantic Avenue
April 20, 2013 - 9:28pm

The link below is to a video which explains the use of the Pad for the first Nets/Bulls play-off game.  The staff member was helpful and friendly.  He had apparently not been trained the behavior he was describing (the engine of a bus running for 40 or 50 minutes) is illegal.
The Pad is used regularly regardless of the type of event.    
Here is a written description of our dialogue:

Illegal parking and idling violations continue; some enforcement evident

Various locations to the east and north near the arena
April 20, 2013 - 9:30pm

Here is a survey of illegal parking and idling April 20th between 9:15 and 10:15 PM during the Nets/Bulls play-off game.  The geographic location included areas with regular illegal parking to the north and east of Barclays Center.  The idling reported below wasn't timed, but in all cases the drivers looked settled in, (i.e.:  sleeping or reading).
I did not call 311 for any of the violations below.
Dean Street between Carlton and Vanderbilt

Traffic Enforcement Agents?

North Slope near Barclays
April 19, 2013 - 3:48pm

Does anyone know if there are plans to deploy Traffic Enforcement Agents or others to patrol for and prevent illegal parking during Saturday night's game (Nets vs Bulls)?

Illegal parking on 5th Ave, etc.

Fitfh Avene, Dean Steet, Flatbush usual spots
April 15, 2013 - 9:15pm

Nets game tonight -- illegal parkers in all the usual spots:

70 Fifth Avenue: two cars parked in no parking zones
39 Fifth Avenue: car parked at hydrant BMW black license LCH 7 idling
446C Dean Street: two cars parked in a no standing zone white BMW license FST 2795 and Cadillac Escalade light grey license BKLYN6

Noted NYPD traffic van parked on corner of Dean in Flatbush and officer on patrol at intersection

bus stop at 231 Flatbush Avenue: 2 black limousines parked in bus stop , one with driver

10 Buses on Pacific Street between Vanderbilt and Carlton

Pacific Street between Carlton and Vanderbilt
April 6, 2013 - 5:07pm

10 Buses were parked on Pacific Street -- not in the nearly empty parking lot Saturday night.  
Photos attached.

Illegal parking and idling at all the usual spots on 5th Avenue etc.

5th Avenue between St. Mark's and Dean
April 5, 2013 - 8:30pm

446C Dean Street: two cars parked in no standing zone; a third one backed up into the crosswalk making two of us have to jump to safety.

39 Fifth Avenue: black Chevy Suburban SUV parked at hydrant license EVP 8469 t

53 Fifth Avenue: black limo license T 615C black Lincoln parked at hydrant

70 Fifth Avenue: two station wagons parked in no parking zone

Northeast corner St Marks and 5th: black Mercedes limo parked at hydrant license GDE 80249