Flubbed Traffic Sign On Nostrand Avenue Causes Wrongful Tickets – Here’s How To Fight Back

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parkingAfter the Department of Transportation erroneously posted a sign on a residential stretch of Nostrand Avenue indicating two-hour metered parking, several nearby residents received wrongful summonses. Now Councilman Chaim Deutsch is leading the fight to get those tickets thrown out.

Deutsch announced the agency’s error at last night’s Sheepshead Bay – Plumb Beach Civic Association meeting. He told Sheepshead Bites that a constituent alerted him to the signage late last week, saying that he received a summons. The sign was between Avenue P and Quentin Road, in front of 3032 Nostrand Avenue, an apartment complex. Deutsch’s office contacted the Department of Transportation, which admitted the error and ripped down the sign within 24 hours, he said.

Still, several residents of the apartment building have reported receiving similar summonses, said Deutsch.

“There’s more than one. We’re going to be hanging up some fliers in front of the buildings,” said Deutsch. “But it’s not just [residents], it could be people who came in and went shopping in the area, but there’s several people from the building that I know of that have received summonses

The agency is sending his office a letter for constituents to use to appeal the tickets, and staffers will be sending out e-mail blasts saying that the violations can be fought and, if already paid, potentially reimbursed.

Anyone who received a parking violation can get a copy of the letter and help filing an appeal by calling Deutsch’s district office at (718) 368-9176.

  • Will Iannotti

    Amazing how fast The Councilman gets things done.
    This issue was brought up at The Councilmans last town hall meeting less than two weeks ago.

  • Subway Stinker

    Kudos to Chaim. He knows how to shake and bake. But this article has me confused. Why were cars being ticketed unless they did not pay the meters? Something essential is missing from this story. Advise me please.

    • BrooklynBus

      There probably are no muni-meters on the block. One probably had to walk to the next block for a muni-meter.

    • 8asdj

      Muni-meters can only be installed in front of commercial zoned properties. The signs were incorrectly installed on a residential section.

      • Subway Stinker

        thanks for the info. The educated driver makes a better motorist.

  • guest

    The same happened on Nostrand Ave and the corner of Ave S. They posted a sign probably a month ago.

  • guest

    Good to see someone is fighting for the rights of the everyday commuting motorist.

  • Nick the Rat

    **** driving

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  • NONAME

    THANK YOU FOR POSTING THIS … BY ME ON BRIGHTON SOMEONE HAD TOOK A FIREZONE SIGN AND MOVED IT TO A TOTALLY DIFFERENT SPOT AND NOW EVERYONE HAS BEEN GETTING TICKETS AND I JUST CALLED THE COUNCILMAN’S OFFICE AND THEY WERE SO NICE TO HELP OUT WITH THE SITUATION..

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