After months if not years of complaints, police have finally started ticketing some of the dozens upon dozens of illegally parked cars near the Atlantic Yards construction sites, according to the Daily News.
Cops have given out at least 69 parking tickets in the past two weeks for such violations as parking in a bus stop, on the sidewalk, in front of a hydrant and in No Stand Zones, the News reports.
Residents say that construction workers and police personnel have been illegally parking their cars in bus stops, no-standing zones and even on sidewalks without getting ticketed.
A recent survey conducted by community members along with Transportation Alternatives found 83 illegally parked cars, 12 with goggles, hard hats or other construction gear inside, and 11 with phony police placards, Dean Street Block Association President Peter Krashes said at .
Dean Street resident Wayne Bailey, 56, who had complained about the parking problem, told the Daily News that in addition to the NYPD ticket blitz, the Sanitation Department has been targeting alternate side parking violators.
"I want to give credit where credit is due. They're doing a good job," he said. "They don't park on the sidewalk anymore. ... Our streets are getting cleaner."