Erroneous Tickets Dismissed

BROOKLYN, N.Y. -

Boro Park residents who received tickets for parking in a place that later was designated a no parking zone had their fines dismissed, Councilman David Greenfield announced on Tuesday.

The city did repair work on Boro Park’s 55th Street between 12th and 13th avenues from Dec. 10 through Dec. 16, and the outside contractor who was hired by the city installed a “No Standing” sign and hand-wrote “6 a.m. to 6 p.m.” in black marker.

Traffic agents ignored the handwritten time stipulation and issued parking tickets to at least 15 residents. After inquiries from Greenfield, the DDC determined that a sign stating “No Standing 7AM to 4PM Monday to Friday” should have been installed, which would have allowed residents to park there after work was complete for the day. They instructed the department of finance to dismiss the tickets.

“It’s hard enough to avoid tickets in New York City without having to contend with wrong signage,” Greenfield said.