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January 27, 2021
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Parking Reg Relax Proposed

By Lisa M. Collins

In a move that would delight many residents of South Brooklyn who spend countless hours moving cars from street to street on alternate-side parking days, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn delivered her State of the City address Wednesday, and said she’d put forward a bill introduced by South Brooklyn City Councilman Brad Lander to ease the burden.

Quinn’s speech is thought to have been a tryout for a potential bid for mayor. Regardless of that, Quinn said she intends to move forward on a bill introduced by Lander last year. The measure would require the Department of Sanitation to reduce alternate side parking to once a week per side in Community Board subdivisions that achieve cleanliness ratings of 90 percent or above on the Mayoral Office of Operation’s “Scorecard.”

Lander quoted Author Calvin Trillin, who once joked, “You can park your car on the streets of New York, or you can have a full-time job — but you can’t possibly do both.”

Lander says that in Community Board 6, which covers Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill and most of South Brooklyn, CB6 district manager Craig Hammerman has lead the way on this issue.

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