Navigating New York City’s parking rules and regulations is tough. Drivers have to contend with time constraints and location restrictions. About a dozen neighbors in Sunnyside, Queens say they were ticketed and towed for parking in a zone that was reserved for a farmer’s market.
A stretch of Skillman Avenue between 41st and 43rd streets is a no-parking zone on Saturdays from June to December between the hours of 6 a.m. and 7 p.m. The market was cancelled at the end of December and neighbors filled up the parking spaces. They were surprised to see tickets and a tow truck.
The city departments of transportation and finance say the tickets must be paid. A spokesperson says motorists have to follow parking regulations as posted. Neighbors contacted Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer, who is contacting the commissioners of the agencies to review the tickets, signs and situation.