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December 25, 2018 1:14 am at 1:14 am in reply to: Illegal curb cuts and NO PARKING signs in Boro Park #1651416
behyme: That is a very good point to add to the curb cuts and illegal signs. That is an additional way of someone who is oiver on Goizel ess Harabim. These school buses and not allowed to park on the street. It is cheaper for them to get ticketed than to pay for a parking space in a garage. But they don’t realize that they are stealing from anyone who would want to use that spot. WE NEED TO GET THE WORD AROUND. I am sure they don’t want to to something that is “ossur”December 25, 2018 12:24 am at 12:24 am in reply to: Illegal curb cuts and NO PARKING signs in Boro Park #1651396
Gadolhador ah: It is less likely to happen in NYC vs. Boston, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it happens more often in NYC by ratio, Snow fall to Space grabbers.
What can we, law abiding citizens, do about this “chazakah” issue, regardless to where it may take place! We need to act like civilized people, not like old- time settlers or today’s mobsters. Referring to those who grab territory, claim ownership and then go on an all out to war with innocent trespassers.December 24, 2018 11:19 pm at 11:19 pm in reply to: Illegal curb cuts and NO PARKING signs in Boro Park #1651350
I find it very interesting that a person I discussed this topic with, felt that it is only mentchlech that the spot be reserved for the person who lives there. (this person doesn’t have a car, therefore I imagine he doesn’t understand the issue of finding parking)
I tried to explain it to him. clarifying that the spot is public property and doesn’t need to remain empty 24/7 so that one person can have a extra special convenience.
How can I explain it better?December 24, 2018 10:35 pm at 10:35 pm in reply to: Illegal curb cuts and NO PARKING signs in Boro Park #1651305
Gadol Hador ah: It is a bit different with a shul. A shul is privately owned and the Rav of the shul is the one that appoints specific places to any choshova attendees. He has baalis over his property, unless there is a committee that is in charge they might be the ones assign the seating. There is an unrelated issue with places in shul worth mentioning, now that you brought it up. People spend money to purchases a seat in a shul for a year’s time. There are others that don’t daven in that shul for Yomim Noroim and don’t purchase a seat, assuming they will find an empty seat on when they attend on shabbos. Don’t they realize that they use a seat that has been purchased by someone else. Make sure that the person that this seat is assigned to is not coming to shul this shabbos or that he allows you to use his seat.
Regarding the parking space, the streets in Brooklyn are public property and may be used at a first come first serve basis. These individuals do not own the spot that is located in front of their house because they bought their house! Everyone has equal use and rights to that spot.
Creating an illegal curb cut or posting a sign to scare people away is wrong whichever way you look at it!!
Is this Bachur able to go to Eretz Yisroel? That is a beautiful trip! He can get to meet the Gedolim, see the beautiful land and also have an opportunity to daven at special places.December 24, 2018 2:01 pm at 2:01 pm in reply to: Illegal curb cuts and NO PARKING signs in Boro Park #1650381
neville-chaimberlin: It is illegal for anyone to save space in the street without a permit. Construction crews can get a 1 year permit for a dumpster with regulation. Anything else would need an additional permit. Painting no parking signs in bold is just an intimidation tactic!December 20, 2018 6:33 pm at 6:33 pm in reply to: Illegal curb cuts and NO PARKING signs in Boro Park #1648754
RebYidd23: You are 100% correct about that. Signs placed on one’s property do have some regulations regarding sizing, advertising in residential areas, etc., But that does cause an issue Bein Adam L’chaveiroi.
When one places a NO PARKING sign, or any sign implying “DO NOT PARK HERE” and they do not have a legal curb cut, they run into the issue mentioned above of Goizel ess Harabim.
In addition, when one places these signs in the street, for example a city pole, a tree, etc., that is illegal. Then the person has two issues to contend with.December 20, 2018 2:55 pm at 2:55 pm in reply to: Illegal curb cuts and NO PARKING signs in Boro Park #1648671
To block someone into a driveway, legal or not, is just plain Rishus!
2 wrongs don’t make one right: It is still illegal for them to put up a sign if they are not entitled to that parking place.December 20, 2018 1:46 pm at 1:46 pm in reply to: Illegal curb cuts and NO PARKING signs in Boro Park #1648595
I have no problem that someone parks his car in an illegal car port. (kol Hakavod , the issue of stealing is between him and hashem)
What I am trying to create awareness to, as noted above by others too, that hence, this spot becomes a saved place where no one can park – even when the owner of the home is away! If he is parked there all day, it makes no difference to anyone on the block if he has his car in the port or out on the street. But when he leaves during the day, is out for a simcha, or away for a few days, why should that spot be waiting patiently, ready for him the second he comes home! He doesn’t own it! We all pay taxes around here and have equal partnership to all public parking spaces.December 20, 2018 1:42 pm at 1:42 pm in reply to: Illegal curb cuts and NO PARKING signs in Boro Park #1648593
One is a fake garage door. 2 others just cut out their front lawn….. The other’s on the block, I do no know their story, therefore I can’t say for sure that they are illegal. I personally know of 5 people that have fake garage doors on their homes in BP.
If you drive through Boro Park and Bensonhurst and the houses are attached, and not recessed more than the usual amount required law, the curb cut is USUALLY illegal.
If you check the DOT laws, the driveway needs to lead to a legal garage or legal parking port. Storage can be removed to park one’s car, therefore you are probably right about that. But if one build a house in their garage, it nullifies the old permit for the car port and they must redo the sidewalk. If one just made a ramp leading to their basement and placed a fake door on the basement wall, that does not make it a free reserved parking space in the street.
Law, as is written about blocking driveways: The prohibition herein shall not apply to driveways that have been rendered unusable due to the presence of a building or other fixed obstruction and, therefore, are not being used as defined in §4-01(b) of these rules.
The Law , as is written about saving a place to park: Unofficial reserving of parking space. It shall be unlawful for any person to reserve or attempt to reserve a parking space, or prevent any vehicle from parking on a public street through his/her presence in the roadway, the use of hand-signals, or by placing any box, can, crate, handcart, dolly or any other device, including unauthorized pavement, curb or street markings or signs in the roadway.December 20, 2018 9:14 am at 9:14 am in reply to: Illegal curb cuts and NO PARKING signs in Boro Park #1648422
Joseph: Well said! That is one of the main points here!December 20, 2018 12:51 am at 12:51 am in reply to: Illegal curb cuts and NO PARKING signs in Boro Park #1648325
You are missing my point. Why should Mr. X, who I know personally, who has an illegal curb cut…, have a saved space (a marked curb cut, plus a sign hanging in the street. His XL minivan doesn’t fit into the space of the curb cut alone, this sign gives him an extra 5 feet to be able to park his car in the street). By the way, this uses up 2 parking spaces since he doesn’t let you park past a certain point so it is easy for him to get his car in to a spot on the street. If he would have a LEGAL driveway and pull in to it, he would then be rightfully taking only one spot. Now he stole 2!
He doesn’t use his bogus parking space on his property either_ he would crash right into his dinette- he has the curb cut only so no one should dare take the spot in front of his house, this way he has ample parking in the street). Now when he comes home, whichever part of the day or night it should just be, he has a spot in front of his house waiting for him. Me, his next-door neighbor, who didn’t steal a spot from NYC and from everyone else in this world, needs to park 2 blocks away because I must be kind and let him have his parking space in the street (since his parking curb is bogus).
And he is not the only one!! That was my point today.
Did anyone ever dare upset such a brazen person and park blocking his bogus driveway? What happened? What did you do about it?
If you own such a curb cut or hung a sign, are you aware that this falls under Goizel ess Harabim?December 20, 2018 12:08 am at 12:08 am in reply to: Illegal curb cuts and NO PARKING signs in Boro Park #1648265
Maybe I should be thinking of running for office! This might be one topic that unites all different factions in Boro Park.December 19, 2018 1:03 pm at 1:03 pm in reply to: Illegal curb cuts and NO PARKING signs in Boro Park #1647815
I am not assuming anything. I am personally aware of 10 people living in BP that have an illegal curb cut. 3 of them have been cited, but decided to leave it anyway (it was worth it for them financially if they get cited by the DOB again) A n attached house that doesn’t have a proper garage to pull into, or a car port with less than 5 foot easement and the actual port 8.5 feet wide x 18 feet deep is illegal. In addition there are other rules. So just drive around and see for yourself!
One of those people do the paper glue activity. There is one person I know personally that has a fake garage door. He has a dinette in the place where his garage is supposedly located. He can open the door and has about 3 feet of storage space as well as some crawl space. He davens in my shul every shabbos. I got regards from a friend of mine that he damaged someones car because he parked by a sign that said no parking from here. This here is 5 feet away from the illegal curb cut! That guy has 2 issues. One is the stealing of a parking space and the second in reserving a parking space and then damaging someone’s car!
Do you still give these specific people the right!