No grace period for this Stuy Town driver
All due respect to Council Member Daniel Garodnick (story, “Stuy Town drivers to get grace period,” in the Oct. 16 issue of Town & Village) but his request — “to be effective immediately” was apparently not heeded.
On Wednesday night, October 22, I drove into the Avenue C Loop, put on my hazard lights and made two trips from my car to my apartment and then swung around to the parking garage where I noticed I received a parking ticket for $65. I was not double parked, blocking traffic or a crosswalk, or near a hydrant.
I have lived in Stuy Town for 16 years and have done this very thing on the average of once a week. This is the first time I’ve received a ticket (which I will fight), but am I supposed to be grateful I wasn’t towed? What’s the real policy here?
Nancy Brennan, ST
Town & Village passed this letter along to Council Member Dan Garodnick who gave this response:
“If the resident left her car, with blinkers, for less than 15 minutes, it should not have led to a ticket under the policy outlined by Public Safety.
“Management should re-state their procedures publicly so that there is no ambiguity, and no unnecessary tickets.”