NY Resident: Avoid Parking Tickets At Brooklyn Halls

[Reader submitted] Dear TLS, I’m writing this to help people avoid parking tickets when they come in for a wedding, bar mitzvah and other events. I live in Brooklyn and because of my job I’m always around halls.

Every night, regardless of the hall, there are always cars parked either by or too close to hydrants, bus stops, no parking zones and other spots where you may not park.

Most of the cars have New Jersey plates. I’m not emphasizing on the New Jersey plates so I can bash and rant, I’m simply saying NJ plates because I’m going to judge favorably and assume that since the parking is different in NJ than it is in Brooklyn, people from NJ just don’t realize that you can’t park too close to pumps or bus stops.

As a result, every night I see cars getting ticketed and then when people come out of the hall they are upset and start bashing the police. So please take my advice and circle the block another time or park a little further away to avoid getting a ticket and ruining your night!

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  1. Thanks for the tip, but the truth is that the rules are not really different in NJ, it’s just that people here could not care less about the rules. Come here and check out people parking on corners, right in front of hydrants, cross double yellow lines to park facing he wrong way and worst of all ON SIDEWALKS!!

  2. BTW most of the people who park illeagal in NJ are brooklyn people who moved here!!!!!! Those are the same people, when they go back to Brooklyn they park illeagal there as well and they have NJ plates.

  3. I have heard many stories that people give their car in to valet and then get a ticket in the mail. The valet guys might be parking the cars illegally and then dumping the tickets.

  4. People always do illegal things. The fact is that there is not enough parking and if that problem is not solved there is no other choice

  5. The sad part is that the NJ drivers that don’t follow the rules mostly grew up in NY, where they learned not to follow the rules.

  6. RR that is not so true- people care- its just very hard wehn you are in a rush to park blocks away just so it will be legal. People are busy.

  7. Just to give everyone a reason to be dan l’kaf zchus (I know that takes away the fun of bashing on a blog but try it once or twice – you’ll feel better about yourself.)New York restricts more footage for parking by a hydrant than New Jersey does so it’s quite easy for a NJ driver to make an honest mistake.

  8. The valet guys don’t care to park legally they then throw the ticket out before they return the car to you. This also puts people at risk of getting arrested because there is an outstanding warrant for an unpaid parking ticket. Thank you for posting this letter

  9. The person who wrote the letter may have had good intentions, but he did not clarify what the laws are. As someone who lived in NJ and now lives in NY, I can easily understand why cars with NJ plates are being ticketed. The parking laws differ GREATLY between the two states.
    A- In NY a car may not be parked within 15 feet of a hydrant. (In NJ there is no such law. It is even permissible to park directly in front of a hydrant.)
    B- In Brooklyn it is illegal to park between a bus-stop sign and the corner.

    It would be great is TLS could post this information in a separate posting so everyone can see it (as opposed to just as a comment which most people don’t’ read.)

  10. To: Rivki – who wrote “…(In NJ there is no such law. It is even permissible to park directly in front of a hydrant.)

    Copied from – New Jersey Permanent Statutes Database – no operator of a vehicle shall stand or park the vehicle in any of the following places: i.Within 10 feet of a fire hydrant;

    I hope you read this before you park in front of one and get a ticket.

  11. all you NJ plates the next time you come to NY and you have outstanding tickets the police will tow your car and it will cost you a big bundle $$$$ beware!!!!!!

  12. I love all the comments from people who say they have 10k in tickets that they never paid. These are the same people who will at some point get arrested for not responding to a court order and then cry “anti semitism”

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