Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someone
Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someone
By Mark Hallum

Residents within the 104th Precinct in Ridgewood may want to think twice before placing cones outside their home to prevent motorists from using public parking spaces in front of their homes.

Officers from the command recently conducted a sweep of the Liberty Park area of Glendale, confiscating these cones and explaining over Twitter that not only is it illegal to block public street parking, but is considered theft if the cones were taken from a nearby construction site.

“Please do not place cones in the street that obstruct vehicular traffic and do not put out cones to save parking spots on #NYC public streets,” the precinct said in a tweet.

City Councilman Robert Holden threw in his two cents by advising residents to cease and desist with cops cracking down specifically in Liberty Park.

“Using any method to reserve a parking spot on a public street is illegal and it does nothing but cause more frustration for your neighbors,” Holden said. “The bottom line is that you don’t own a parking spot unless you have a driveway.”

The issue is Queens-wide with diminishing spaces to park and residents attempting to fight back against overdevelopment and congestion in their communities.

Reach reporter Mark Hallum by e-mail at mhallum@cnglocal.com or by phone at (718) 260–4564.

Related Stories
Councilman Holden’s placard abuse bills will take aim government employees who block hydrants, bike and bus lanes
Councilman Holden’s placard abuse bills will take aim government employees who block hydrants, bike and bus lanes
Petition calls on Holden, Barnwell to address overdevelopment in Maspeth and Woodside
Petition calls on Holden, Barnwell to address overdevelopment in Maspeth and Woodside
Popular Stories
Many Queens priests on Diocese of Brooklyn list of clergy credibly accused of sexually abusing minors
Queens reacts after Amazon pulls out of multi-billion dollar plans for Long Island City
Over 95 clergymen from Queens accused of sexual abuse named in Diocese report


Skip to toolbar