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PIX11 helps grandmother stop Queens dealership from parking cars on street

Posted at 5:54 PM, May 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-06 17:54:10-04

WOODSIDE, Queens –Barbara Legoff said cars have been taking over her streets for years.

With PIX11 News by her side, the Woodside native got a chance to confront one of the businesses she said is one of the worst offenders.

After an earlier PIX11 story this week, the owner of Paragon Honda Brian Benstock agreed to met with this feisty grandma.

"It's an early Mother's day gift to be able to talk to you," Legoff said inside Paragon's main showroom.

Benstock said he is listening to her complaints and have moved many of their cars to New Jersey and off the sidewalks.

"I'm listening, and you are tough cookie," Benstock said.

"Businesses know we are watching and PIX11 News is watching," said Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer, who alerted PIX11 News to the problem.

Van Bramer introduced legislation that would suspend suspend a business' license if they continue to violate the law and block the sidewalk.

The legislation was introduced this week, and will head to committee.

If passed would take affect in all five boroughs.