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City Council Takes Stand Against Placard Abuse In Bill Passage

Posted December 2, 2019 at 5:05 am

Parking placards be damned. Last week, City Council passed a package of bills to curb placard abuse. Sponsored by Councilwoman Margaret Chin, the legislation (Intro 932) specifies penalties for violations, including revocation of parking privileges from anyone guilty of misusing a City-issued placard more than three times or using a fraudulent placard once. In fact, […]

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Pols Taking Action to Curb Placard Parking Abuse in Downtown

Last modified June 12, 2018 at 7:11 am

Parking placard abuse is rampant downtown, more so in Chinatown, but today another step is being taken to help curb it. This morning, City Council’s Committee on Transportation will hear a litany of legislation on the issue, including a bill introduced by Councilwoman Margaret Chin “to define the number of violations that lead to the […]

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NYPD: Chinatown Streets Off Limits to ‘Placard Parking’

Last modified June 11, 2018 at 10:37 pm

This is big. The 5th Precinct effectively announced that placard parking in Chinatown is a thing of the past. Flyers began circulating the neighborhood a couple weeks ago stating that streets in the area are a “permit free zone.” Chinatown activist Karlin Chan has been fighting the issue for years. Specifically, drivers who abused the […]

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With Business Struggling, Stores on Clinton Street Push to Overturn Loading Zone

Last modified November 11, 2015 at 1:32 pm

It’s no secret that Clinton Street businesses have been struggling of late. Deemed a shopping area, rising rents, decreased daytime foot traffic, and increased real estate taxes have created a perfect storm of hinderance. (Remember also that the street itself is haunted.) A reported nine of twenty-one stores on the west side of Clinton Street are vacancies. […]

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The Downsides of Parking Near a Velvet Rope [PHOTOS]

Posted February 13, 2015 at 11:15 am

We received the above photo on our tipline this morning, shot by Boogie reader Mike Brown. Looks like a restless bar-goer just off the Bowery (near 2nd Street) decided to toss the velvet rope stanchion into a nearby windshield. The carnage is crazy. Brown noted, “Good to see waiting behind velvet ropes in subzero temps […]

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Ludlow Parking Signage

Posted August 16, 2010 at 6:23 am

Okay, so can we park here today or not? Ludlow parking signage is pretty damn confusing! [Photo Credit: Steven Gibaldi]

Ludlow Limo

Posted May 29, 2009 at 8:28 am

Parked on Ludlow last night, just outside the Municipal Parking Lot. Definitely strange to see a limo in the neighborhood at dusk on a random rainy Thursday. Related Reading:LES Limo Coverage [Bowery Boogie]

Pink Meter

Posted February 24, 2009 at 12:12 pm

Select BelDel parking meters are still holding on for dear life in the face of a Muni Meter takeover. But one in particular, situated near the corner of Orchard and Grand Streets, has some added personality. Perhaps it’s a spot for Mr. Pink himself? Related Reading:Muni Meters Invade Orchard [Bowery Boogie]

Muni Meters Invade Orchard Street

Posted February 4, 2009 at 10:18 am

The Lower East Side takes yet another step toward modernity this week. Indeed, parking meters along Orchard Street will get the axe tomorrow to make way for new-fangled Muni Meters. A fond farewell to a vanishing street icon. The cynic in me anticipates plenty of malfunctions. And happy motorists. Related Reading:Parking Meters [Vanishing NY]