Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Park easy

Parking just got a little easier in the area due to the city's recent change in parking regulation and the need to change all of the parking signs because of them. Here's whats relevant to this neighborhood via the NYTimes:

The New York City Department of Transportation announced on Monday that street-cleaning rules will be suspended in Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens and other neighborhoods west of Court Street starting next Monday in the third phase of a four-phase overhaul of parking regulations in much of Brooklyn. The project involves the gradual replacement of some 8,000 traffic signs, and alternate-side parking rules are being suspended in phases......
.....The Transportation Department announced today the boundaries of the third phase of the overhaul, which will include parts of Boerum Hill, Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill and Gowanus East. Alternate-side rules will be suspended there starting next Monday, Aug. 18, to allow for 1,600 new signs. The suspension will last for three to five weeks. The affected area is bounded to the north by Atlantic Avenue (included) from Columbia to Court Street; to the east by Court Street (not included) from Atlantic to Hamilton Avenues; to the south by Hamilton Avenue (not included) from Court to Van Brunt Streets; and to the west by Columbia Street (included) from Atlantic Avenue to Degraw Street; by Degraw Street (included) from Columbia to Van Brunt Streets; and Van Brunt Street from Degraw Street to Hamilton Avenue...The fourth and final phase will be in Red Hook, but the boundaries and dates have not been announced yet.

For the rest of the article, including more information on the new regulations and progress in other Brooklyn neighborhoods, click here.

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