Nothing new here....cars parked illegally in all the usual spots along 5th Ave. Private cars (some of which are residents trying to park) idling on side streets waiting for spots to open up....all combining to create the usual 2 hour pre and post-event horn-blaring show. It occurs to me that this problem could be largely solved by implementing resident permit parking like other cities have successfully done (Boston near Fenway park is good example).
2012-12-16 6 Wrestlemania Tour buses idle on Barclays pad (by generator & engine) & reported late overnight.
2012-12-11 700 Pacific St car park traffic jam & blocking & driving on sidewalk
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.
3 Black SUVs (one escalade, one range rover, one Infinity) idling at bus stop in front of 43 5th avenue. The limos were there for the Rolling Stones concert at Barclays Arena.
There was a black limousine idling in front of 66 5th avenue. The limo was there for a Rolling Stones concert at Barclays Arena.
Approximately 30 minutes of nonstop top-of-lungs yelling & screaming from constant stream of people leaving event. Crowds spilling over into 5th Avenue causing noise from honking cars. Some additional noise is to be expected from the arena crowds, but this is ridiculous.
Two trucks queued on Dean Street waiting for entry to the loading dock for at least half an hour. The second truck turned off its engine, but the first idled for up to half an hour. Only when NYPD asked the driver to turn off its engine did he turn it off. The first driver did confirm that he came from the Navy Yard. He wasn't happy he had to wait at the arena. The trucks finally entered the elevators when two other trucks in the loading dock emerged.