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).
stretch limo parked in front of hydrant and idling during event at arena.
There's a black Nissan Murano lic# GCK-3496 parked in the no-parking zone in front of 70 5th Ave (corner St. Marks). Car has a "DOT Agency Business Parking Permit" displaying on the dashboard. Is parked right in front of an illegally parked Subaru that was already there. Neither vehicle has a ticket.
The Artbridge screening has largely collapsed on Dean Street. It is currently on the sidewalk. The screening strategy is providing little screening. It is more of a tripping hazard. Photo is attached.
Since Hurricane Sandy much of the 6th Avenue side has been missing as well. The screening in the interior separating the lot from the adjacent property is also down.
The crew buses -- I was told the living quarters of the crew -- for Wrestlemania were moved this morning from the pad next to the arena where they were apparently parked overnight to block 1129/Pacific Street around 10 this morning. When they arrived they idled for significantly more than 3 minutes. (see video below). These are the same buses refered to in this incident report: http://www.atlanticyardswatch.net/node/1085.
2012-12-16 6 Wrestlemania Tour buses idle on Barclays pad (by generator & engine) & reported late overnight.
Attached is a photo forwarded me from a neighbor of a Wrestlemania truck at the Dean Street and Vanderbilt Avenue intersection. It had passed across 6th Avenue and headed east on Dean passed Dean Playground to Vanderbilt. That is an illegal route. The photo forwarded me is attached.
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.