Thursday, May 3, 2007

Parking permits for Downtown Brooklyn residents

"The purpose of residential permits is not to guarantee every resident a parking space: That simply cannot be done. The purpose is to prevent people from elsewhere, including other neighborhoods in Brooklyn, from using Downtown as a dumping ground for their cars. Park here, take the subway into Manhattan and laugh all the way." (BDE)

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Damn good idea, if you ask me. We don't need our neighborhood to turn into a suburban train station (i.e. a parking lot for commuters).

The only part of the article I don't get is the lifting of tolls from the bridges and tunnels - why is this necessary? More importantly, under Bloomburg's plan, you can offset your congestion charge by the price of the toll, so the net effect is the same whether there are tolls on the bridges or not. Thus dropping the tolls gives drivers into Manhattan below 86th no economic net benefit.

guyfromdobro said...

I don't understand the point of lifting the tolls either.

Anonymous said...

where are all those parking spaces that you can leave your car in and take subway?
I live in the area and I can't find any spaces (at least legal ones where won't get ticket for alternate side parking).

guyfromdobro said...

If I'm not mistaken, I think all the spots over there are alternate side of the street parking rules.

ruby rose said...

The important issue now is how do we access the building, our friends who come to visit, deliveries. how and when do we all get access to Bridge St entrance??? There won't be a garage till someone actually goes into contract and it won't open till the building is completed! We'll all need special passes?

guyfromdobro said...

At the risk of sounding rude, I have no idea what your talking about. Where are you getting this information?

ruby rose said...

So cabs and delivery services how do they access the the building for instance, fresh direct? where do they leave their vans? Are there doormen that facilitate their access? This I think is a great concern. Luxury building with difficulty of entrance????

Engine Joe said...

Via Myrtle, according to the offering plan.

ruby rose said...

My point is that in order to get to the building you need to go through a check point! And everyone who visits you needs to also! What guarantees do we have that security will let them in, let's say the truck from Fresh Direct or your dry cleaning truck? Can and will the security guard accommodate the requests of a residential building. What if you loss your pass, how long will it take to get a new one? I personally we think all this needs to be addressed in the contract. I have friends, family and I use services and would like to make sure that it won't be a difficult task for them to access the building or coming home late at nite and realising you don't have your pass. Now what don't you understand? (I'm not being rude just practical and concerned) PS my lawyer thinks its a major concern too.

Anonymous said...

Fresh Direct/UPS/whatever could also stop on Willoughby and cart things to the Bridge St. entrance. I see them do that all the time in my neighborhood - park around the corner and use a dolly.

I must be dense, because I'm not seeing why this is a big deal.

ruby rose said...

Sorry that u think that easy access to the front of your building does not require much thought. I suppose that's why the commerial entrance gets the easy access. Their the ones with the needs! I guess that I can tell my daugther that when she decides to make that suprise visit in the evening or in the rain with her newborn that she can just get get out on the corner of W. with her bags and stroller! Your answer makes makes me think that your single!

Anonymous said...

No, I just don't see how that's different than other places. I'm in brownstone Brooklyn now, and it's all street parking, so getting "caught in the rain" is something that can happen, yes. Then again, it can happen in luxury condos, too - like the new Richard Meier building on Grand Army Plaza - there's no parking available there at all (and being the traffic circle, there isn't even much street parking).

I guess it's just that I think that if this is the worst of our problems, we must be pretty well off.

ruby rose said...

I'm not talking about parking-!! I'm talking about access! I've lived in luxury buildings, lofts, and brownstones in NYC, and abroad and I think that uncomplicated access to the the front of a building is important! and anyone who has a family of 4 and a active social and business life just might think the same, so at this point I add this to the 10 worst problems in purchasing an APT that's not completed!
As they say to each his own. In regards to the Meier building I think its one of his worst projects-!! Urban planning in brooklyn s___s. Did u know that in many countries apts have rooftops with gardens and playgrounds-!! Whatever happened to the mentality of bettering the community or should we just comply to whatever is given to us. Oh by the way I was born in Brooklyn and live in a brownstone and one more thing I once was married to an architect whose family were developers. So please do not trivialize my question! (I'm not upset. I'm just standing behind my convictions) Cheers!