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 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.
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:
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
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)?
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 were parked on Pacific Street -- not in the nearly empty parking lot Saturday night.
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
A Habitat for Humanities truck and a limo are standing in the no standing zone on Pacific Street at 6th AVenue. The Habitat for Humanties truck is associated with the installation on the plaza tonight. They said the arena told them to wait in this location. Also standing in the no standing zone is a black limo.
In addition two cars are parked in the no standing zone. One is clearly illegal. The other has a placard ; it appeared to be NYPD. It was too dark to tell if it was legit.
70 Fifth Avenue: two cars parked in no parking zone Mercedes SUV FYP 6251 and Mercedes sedan EBG 1331
66 Fifth Ave: Ford pickup truck parked at hydrant license G CW 3732
53 Fifth Avenue: car park at hydrant white BMW FTT2685
39 Fifth Avenue: Range Rover parked at hydrant license GB2892
446 C Dean Street: black Mercedes parked in no standing zone license FZJ 3813
463 Bergen Street: black limo parked in bus stop and idling - New Jerse yOL 8257
478 Bergen Street: white VW sedan parked in no standing zone license GBL 5352