2013-05-05 Barclays tour buses run generators & park “red no standing zone” Pacific St & 6th Ave
Rihanna tour buses turn north side of Pacific St & 6th Ave into RV Park complete with slide out rooms running generators in a ‘red no standing’ zone near residential building.
76 6th Avenue: 1 car parked in no parking zone, Woodland Restaurant FMP 3723
65 St. Marks Avenue: black Range Rover parked at hydrant FPR5100
also white Honda CRV parked in crosswalk on other side of street
65 St. Mark's Avenue: Woodland Restaurant back entrance garage Lexus temporary license plate letter ZCA 7154
Note: During Nets playoff game.
194 Flatbush Avenue: Chevy parked at hydrant FRY1513
231 Flatbush Avenue: two cars parked in bus stop, one with driver
478 Bergen Street: large black Mercedes limo van parked in the no standing zone license OL MUSIC J
NOTE: Traffic police in traffic patrol car stopped and made two cars in bus stop at 463 Bergen across the street move.
446C Dean Street: two cars parked in no standing zone black Lincoln Town Car license T 6167 81 C tagged Minutemen 232 with driver
also black Honda no driver
70 Fifth Avenue: two cars parked in a no parking zone
39 5th Avenue: black Cadillac Escalade livery license JOEPAL 2 New York in bus stop at fire hydrant
39 5th Ave: at hydrant black Lexus limo license T 430050 C
Nets playoff game
10:15 p.m. 13 cars parked illegally in small area, snapshot of a 5 minute walk. During end of 2nd NEts/Bulls game.
Note that the area was loaded with TEAs to direct traffic as well as about half a dozen regular NYPD officers standing by.
53 5th Avenue: limousine at hydrant TLC license.
also black Ford Explorer Vermont license plate FDS 202
70 5th Avenue : 1 car parked in no parking zone
bus stop Bergen Street at 5th (429 Bergen) :black Chevy suburban limo license w101 558C
and Jeep parked in bus stop license FZF 7625
A new survey of illegal parking and idling in the vicinity of Barclays Center during the first Nets/Bulls play-off game uncovered some changes to black limo behavior from the last survey. Overall the survey, which covered a smaller geographic area than the last, demonstrated illegal parking and idling conditions continue.
The survey is easy to execute by the volunteers because the locations for illegal parking are so predictable. There were very few unuccuppied hydrants in the area during the survey.
Notably not a single black limo was parked in the official location designated by the Department of Transportation for TLC parking on the south side of Atlantic Avenue from 6th Avenue to Carlton Avenue. A NYPD tow truck was stationed there to clear it of private cars, but it had little motivation to work.
BMW parked in satellite uplink parking lot (photo attached). This same car has been parked in the pad, so apparently there was spill-over from the free parking in the pad for the play-offs.
The link below is to a video which explains the use of the Pad for the first Nets/Bulls play-off game. The staff member was helpful and friendly. He had apparently not been trained the behavior he was describing (the engine of a bus running for 40 or 50 minutes) is illegal.
The Pad is used regularly regardless of the type of event.
Here is a written description of our dialogue:
Here is a survey of illegal parking and idling April 20th between 9:15 and 10:15 PM during the Nets/Bulls play-off game. The geographic location included areas with regular illegal parking to the north and east of Barclays Center. The idling reported below wasn't timed, but in all cases the drivers looked settled in, (i.e.: sleeping or reading).
I did not call 311 for any of the violations below.
Dean Street between Carlton and Vanderbilt