I'm a little behind on the Sunset Park headlines right now, but here's something from The Daily News from last Wednesday. The article states that drivers in our fair corner of Brooklyn are "furious the city has refused to slash their street cleaning regulations - even though two other Brooklyn neighborhoods have won reduced service, which makes it easier to find parking." This frequency makes it difficult to find longer-term parking for residents who own cars. It's true that many streets have street cleaning four times a week. My block does, but the next block up only has twice a week.
So is anyone truly fuming about this? Is it really that difficult to find parking? My block becomes difficult to park on when the aforementioned "next block up" has its street-cleaning. What about other blocks around the neighborhood?
Does the street cleaning make a big difference (particularly for the blocks hugging 5th Avenue) in street cleanliness? Should the City cut street cleaning to save some money? Or would that bring out fuming residents about the dirty street conditions? How many more questions can I put into this post?
I time my errands so that I'll return soon after street-cleaning ends. It means I'll get a spot just about in front of my apartment. But maybe other blocks have a much tougher time with parking spot searches. Do tell.