Yassky, Bloomie Talk Parking Permitskys

You wanna park? Here's the latest: 

Crain's New York: On Wednesday morning, Mr. Bloomberg and Department of Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan announced a new component of the city’s congestion pricing plan. Designed to give residents preferential parking treatment in their own neighborhoods, the plan would restrict parking in certain spaces during a 90-minute period for those without permits.

Under the proposal, which could come to fruition as early as next fall, individual neighborhoods could opt in to the program through their Community Board, with additional approval from their City Council member and borough president.  [Full Story]

Streets Blog has detailed coverage of today's announcement. 

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  • anon

    what bird brain thinks that what we need in brooklyn heights is more parking tickets?
    we need more parking, not more tickets.

  • billy

    it’s the bird brains at the brooklyn heights association who think we need more parking tickets. these people should live in north korea. they are so sadistic and so dried up and so reactionary that they get their jollies by torturing their friends neighbors. we need to organize to counter this elitist, mean-spirited group and the woman who is its “leader-for-life”.

  • Woodstein

    Are you saying Homer should rise up and lead an army of the under 50 non-dead?

  • jsk

    Uhh, not sure what you’re complaining about. If you live in Brooklyn Heights, you get a permit and don’t get a ticket because you’re allowed to park everywhere that you’re allowed to now. End of story. If you don’t live here but park here on your way to work in Manhattan, then too bad for you. Same story if you live here, park here, but oops, your car is registered in North Carolina.

  • http://www.yahoo.com thoughts?

    I feel bad for the visitors on my street with cars from Maryland, New Jersey, PA., and Vermont who have been “visiting” continuously for the past 18-24 months. Are they going to have to actually register their cars in NY?

  • HDEB

    Melt your car, turn it into many bicycles and get a zip-car card and many problems will be solved.

  • http://adsformyself.blogspot.com Tim N.

    Personally, I’d be happier if I didn’t need my car and could use my wand to apparate myself and my shit around when I need to.

    However, back in the real world…

    JSK and thoughts are right on here.

    I can’t understand why everyone in the Heights would not be in favor of this. If you don’t like cars, well, there will be less cars, and less traffic because people will not be cruising the block for an hour looking for spots. There will be less people from outside the nabe driving in. And if you have a car and play by the rules, your life will get exponentially easier.

    I encourage everyone to read the proposal and then carpet-bomb both the BHA and the community board to enthusiastically approve this plan.

    Read the proposal, folks, please… it’s a good deal.

  • Lenny Bernstein

    If we’re the DPRK, does that mean we get some Philarmonic in the Heights?

    I just hope they can do better than Dvorak and Gershwin.

  • HDEB

    Since Brooklyn Heights was designed before cars existed there is no solution to the parking “problem” if more than a certain percentage of residents own cars.
    The population density is too high for everyone to have a parking spot.
    NYC has one of the best mass transit systems and is very walkable.
    I believe that if an individual chooses to own a car they (not through tax $’s) should pay for all of the associated costs including parking.
    I have a child, go skiing and often shop at Target and Fairway. Why is it that I can live happily without a car but others “need” one?

  • Dan

    HDEB – it would be great if everyone could get by without a car, but I commute for work every day outside of the 5 boroughs and the train isn’t an option. I live in Brooklyn Heights, pay taxes in Brooklyn Heights and have a car registered in Brooklyn Heights. I’m on waiting lists for parking but can’t get a spot anywhere near my home (even if I pay) because all of the spots are taken by non-residents who commute here. According to you, I should probably move away and live closer to my work, but I love Brooklyn Heights for all the same reasons we all do. Should the commuters get preferential treatment over me? I LOVE the idea of residential permits.

  • rays ways

    if they pass this resident permit thing, i’ll buy a car.
    sounds great.

  • HDEB

    No one should have to live somewhere they don’t want.
    I do however believe that public real estate should not be used to store private property unless fair market rates are paid for the space.

  • http://adsformyself.blogspot.com Tim N.

    HDEB, since you alluded to ZipCar in your first post and skiing in your second, I assume you meant you get by without owning a car. That’s an important difference.

    Having said that, you make fair points. I think most of us would prefer to walk, subway, or bike (I try to bike wherever I can, in the boros that’s most places). But I’m most taken with your last point, about public space and private property. In fact, the one flaw I found with the RPP is that they should charge more for the permits.

    In many suburban towns you have to pay $40 or so a month to park at a train station to take a train into the city. I’m not sure that that’s not too much, but $10 a year (what the Mayor mentioned the other day) is silly.

    BTW, right now I am subsidizing out-of-nabe and out-of-city parkers with my taxes. So in a way, a resident permit would be equalizing an already out-of-balance situation.