Cars damaged by Sandy will be issued parking tickets
ASP Rules returned on Wednesday, November 14, 2012, with a vengeance. The storm ravaged remains of cars damaged beyond repair litter the highways of NYC. Despite the carnage, parking tickets are being issued to these dead vehicles.
“It’s like another slap in the face,” said Lower East Side resident Cheri Martinez, 32, whose 2007was one of the dozens of cars in the neighborhood swallowed up by surging storm waters as Hurricane Sandy battered the East Coast last week” [DNAinfo.com New York].
While the waters eventually receded, her car, which had been parked on Delancey Street near the East River, was destroyed. Her insurance company has made arrangements to have it towed. But, for now, it remains where the storm left it, sprawled sideways across two parking spaces.”
Storm-damaged areas of Queens & Brooklyn
ASP Rules will be suspended indefinitely in Community Districts 13 and 15 in Brooklyn, which spans Coney Island, Brighton Beach, Sheepshead Bay and Gravesend, and Queens Community Board 14 in the Rockaway.
“Residents in other neighborhoods are out of luck.
Department of Transportation spokesman Nicholas Mosquera confirmed that vehicles in other flooded neighborhoods who don’t move their cars will be ticketed. But people who do not feel they deserve tickets can challenge them with the Department of Finance, he said.”
I can hear our City official’s reciting the myriad reasons why it is necessary to issue parking tickets to cars assassinated by Hurricane Sandy. Well, in this writer’s humble opinion, it is a total bunch of BS! It’s bad enough New Yorkers have to regularly dance the street cleaning Polka, but c’mon man, not now.
“There is only one way in which one can endure man’s inhumanity to man and that is to try, in one’s own life, to show man’s humanity to man.”
Our prayers are with all the people displaced and damaged by Sandy.
Please share your opinion about issuing parking tickets to cars damaged beyond repair by superstorm Sandy. Is this harsh practice based upon health and safety considerations; or merely a fundraiser for NYC? Are there other alternatives to these draconian measures? Please comment on this important subject.
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