Police Declare 5 Boro Park, Midwood ‘Zero Tolerance’ Zones


Selected areas in Boro Park and Midwood will be ticketed for the slightest traffic or parking violation due to their high-risk location, according to an internal memo distributed at the 66th NYPD precinct.

The initiative, which the memo said was part of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s previously announced Vision Zero, will be focused on Ave. M between East 3rd and East 4th streets, on 60th Street between 16th and 17th avenues, on Ft. Hamilton Parkway between 39th and 40th streets, on Elmwood Ave. between McDonald Ave. and East 3rd Street, and on 15th Ave. between 43rd and 44th streets.

All five locations are near large supermarkets, schools or, in one case, a high production bakery.

Violators will be ticketed for speeding, tailgating, disobeying traffic signals, double parking or parking in front of fire hydrants.

“There will be zero tolerance for all traffic-related infractions, including parking,” Deputy Inspector Michael Deddo, the commanding officer of the 66th precinct, wrote in the note.

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