Parking ticket stories from the ridiculous to the sublime
I was strolling through cyberspace and stumbled upon some fascinating parking ticket stories. Arturas Zuokas, mayor of Vilnius, Lithuania executed a unique solution to the citywide problem of luxury cars parking in bicycle lanes. Why didn’t Mayor Bloomberg think of this?
NYC became the first city in the United States to implement a completely automated car parking system…No tipping necessary.
Have you experienced difficulty parking for events at the Barclay’s Center? If so, this resource is for you.
Don’t ask what you can do for New York City, ask what NYC can do for you…
How to motivate luxury car owners to cease parking in bicycle lanes
Mayor Zuokas takes his parking rules very seriously. Check out parking enforcement in Vilnius, Lithuania.
Open the pod bay door, HAL
Is this the future of off-street parking in NYC?
Having trouble finding parking within walking distance of the Barclay Center?
“While public transportation is the most convenient in this situation, here’s what you should know if you’re attending an event at the Barclay Center and need to park your car.
- The venue’s partner, Click and Park offers parking spots ranging from .3 miles to .8 miles away at rates anywhere from $10 to over $60 (flat rate). Click and Park spaces are available for online purchase based on which event you’re attending and how far away from Barclay’s Center you’d like to park. HOV, or high occupancy vehicles, are given a 20% discount. Rates vary between standard automobiles, HOV, and SUVs. Click and Park spaces are generally available two hours prior to the start of Barclay’s events. You can have your permit emailed or mailed to you.
- Parkme.com lists the cheapest parking lot nearby as 297 Pacific Street, which charges a maximum of $10 per day and remains open 24 hours. This option might save you some money, but it’ll leave you nearly a mile from the venue. The site’s pro tip: park your car at Armory Parking at 172 Vanderbilt Avenue for $7-$10, then either hoof it back to Barclay’s, or take the C from Clinton-Washington one stop to Lafayette – almost on the stadium’s front door.
- Parkwhiz.com offers parking during Barclay’s Center events, ranging from $5.50-$7.00 per hour and 1.05 miles to .25 miles away.
- You can try to find street parking in nearby neighborhoods. There is free on-street parking on 4thAvenue and surrounding side streets excluding certain weekday mornings and afternoons during street sweeping. Here is a street sweeping map for the Park Slope neighborhood.
- There are metered spots on 5th Avenue with a 2-hour limit, and they’re free after 7 PM. Parking meters don’t need feeding on Sunday (but good luck finding a free spot on a Sunday in Park Slope).
- Some parking lots in the area have flat rates for parking during Barclay’s events. The lot across from the Brooklyn Academy of Music between Ashland Place and Flatbush Avenue charges $35 for basketball games and $40 for concerts or playoff games. The lot on State Street near Flatbush Avenue offers the same rates.”
[Larry’s note: The above valuable information came from a blog I love…“My Parking Sign.” Check it out. You’ll be glad you did].
I hope you enjoyed this little diversion…I did. But, now it’s your turn. How about sharing your parking ticket potpourri? We can all use some mirth and merriment.
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