Today's Brooklyn Daily Eagle reports on the increase in parking tickets in the Heights:
Brooklyn Eagle: Downtown Parking Blitz: According to Judy Stanton, executive director of the Brooklyn Heights Association, the problem is that “generally in Downtown Brooklyn and in the areas around it, there is a tremendous amount of parking pressure. Incidents of illegal parking occur more here.”
She added that because of the amount of illegal parking, more traffic agents patrol the area, which is why more tickets are issued.
Leslie Lewis, president of the 84th Precinct Community Council, agrees, saying the reason is “because there are cars in violation. There are narrow streets and not much parking.” He added that he thinks the tickets have nothing to do with the wealth in the area, that the traffic agents are just doing their jobs: “These people’s job is to give summonses to illegally parked cars.”