Reported to 311 over an hour ago. Police have stopped at corner several times. No tickets issued to any of the illegally parked/idling limos/private cars.
Hydrant blocked every evening that there is an event
Police doing nice job ticketing illegally parked cars (as long as they're not "Officials" or idling limos)
Other than the blind eye turned toward illegally parked "Officials" going to Barclays Center events and idling limos, it is worth pointing out some good news/progress in terms of ticketing illegally parked cars. Hopefully this will start to discourage people from driving to Barclays Center events and ultimately cut down on the noise and free up legal spaces for residents.
Limo had actually been idling just ahead of the hydrant in a no-parking zone when a private car (SUV) pulled up asked him to move back into the hydrant so he could park in the no-parking zone (just behind a car that had just been ticketed). Driver of private car put a "Fire Official" sign on dashboard and then left on foot with a friend headed in the direction of the Barclays Center.
Limos observed at Bocelli concert illustrate the scope of illegal parking and idling near Barclays Center
Since the September 28th opening of Barclays Center, complaints about illegally parked and idling limosines on streets in the vicinity of the arena have made up the largest category of incident reports filed with AYW.
Between approximately 8:15 and 9:30 PM on the evening of the December 5th Andrea Bocelli concert, a small AYW team documented the scope of the problem in Fort Greene, Prospect Heights and Park Slope.
We based our research area on the information contained in incident reports on AYW and our knowledge of the area. In our experience the same illegal locations are used over and over. The western boundary was 5th Avenue in Park Slope and Fort Greene Place in Fort Greene; the southern boundary was St. Mark's in Park Slope and Dean in Prospect Heights. The eastern boundary in Prospect Heights was Vanderbilt at Dean, and otherwise Carlton Avenue. The eastern boundary in Fort Greene was South Portland. The northern boundary was Hanson Place.
We identified 83 likely violations, 64 for illegal parking and 19 for idling. One parking ticket was found on a private car parked near a hydrant on Dean Street. The details of the conditions observed are below.
4 sedans parked under No Parking and at hydrant in front of Woodland Restaurant
Sign in door and windshield saying "Brooklyn NEts Shuttle Bus"
Was idling for a few minutes prior to shutting down and parking under "No Parking Sign"
Private bus, not MTA.
I walked the area to the east and north of the arena, (Prospect Heights and Fort Greene) from 8:30 to 9:30 PM during Andrea Bocelli. I did not file 311 complaints because of the number of illegally parked vehicles and because I did not want to stand next to each observed idling car for 3 minutes. My effort was to help take a snapshot of the scope and source of the problem on one event night.