As we reported earlier this week, Brooklyn Law students have been invited back to the Columbus Park parking lot (aka the “judge’s lot”) after years of being banned due to a student-guard confrontation. The NY Daily News gets community reaction to the plan and it ain’t pretty:
NY Daily News: Columbus Park…: Just when advocates thought they had cut back judges’ parking in a city park, the borough’s new head judge has opened the floodgates to more cars.
Former City Councilman Abraham Gerges, who took over as head administrative judge this spring, has now invited faculty and students at nearby Brooklyn Law School to park after hours in the unpopular parking lot – even though community leaders charge the judges promised to stop parking there when a new criminal courthouse was built in 2005.
“This is just adding insult to injury,” said Wiley Norvell of Transportation Alternatives, which has been battling to boot all cars from Columbus Park and turn it back to public space.