According to the Village Voice, certain parking spots (those on the Tuesday side of the street) are going to be Alternate Side Parking free for the next two weeks. This is thanks to this year's national and religious holidays coincidentally lining up for a 16 day stretch.
Check the Alternate Side calendar here to see if it matches up with the sweeping days in your neighborhood.
the New York Times, the new luxury building going up at 42 Crosby Street will
be offering ten undergroundparking spots for the cool price of $1 million each. Spots will be up to 200 square feet, and some will come with charging
stations and storage.
for $1 million, you won't actually own the space. Buyers (who must live
in the building) will receive a 99 year license, which will allow them to use
the space for as long as they live in the building. Once they move out,
they will be required to sell the parking spot.
So is a
million dollar parking spot really worth it? Apparently the answer is yes.
"The No. 1 amenity is parking,” said Beth Fisher, a senior managing
director of Corcoran Sunshine, which is marketing 56 Leonard. “In the luxury
market, parking is really one of the key, key features that distinguish one
development from another.”
“Most ultra-high-net worth individuals have car
collections as well as service vehicles for their staff,” says Giles
Hannah, a senior vice president of Christie’s International Real Estate. “Parking is in serious demand and has proven an
excellent investment with no sign of a decline.”
A bill was introduced at last week's City Council meeting that would send drivers an email when they receive a parking ticket, in addition to the ticket being left on the vehicle. According to NYC Councilmember Helen Rosenthal, the email would be intended as both a reminder to pay the ticket, and be an opportunity to emphasize safety.
The email program would be voluntary, with details to follow.
to the WSJ, the New York State legislature has passed a bill that would allow
NYC to lower its default speed limit from 30 to 25 miles per hour. Governor Cuomo is
expected to sign the legislation, which is part of Mayor de Blasio's Vision
Zero plan to eliminate traffic deaths.
Mr. de Blasio said, “This is a huge step forward as we work
to save lives and make our streets safer. Reducing speeding is a critical
element of our Vision Zero initiative, and we applaud the State Legislature for
empowering New York City to lower speed limits and better protect our people.”