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stinger
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I live in queens and parking is scarce.

There is a woman and her girlfriend who live across the street from me. I am not sure if either of them is a PO but they constantly park overnight at a firehydrant. I have seen them pull in at 8pm like its their own personal spot. This is not a once in a while occurrence its a few times a week. Ive called 311 twice and then called the local precinct who told me to call the pct listed on the placard on their windshield or call the civilian complaint hotline.

Im about to just leave a note. I cannot say something is too awkward and i feel like if they abuse their authority who knows what else they would do.

Posted 7/10/18 3:47 PM
 
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Are you sure they are police officers? If yes, do what the precinct told you and call their precinct or the civilian hotline. Leaving a note won't really do anything.

Posted 7/10/18 4:40 PM
 

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Posted by KarenK122

Are you sure they are police officers? If yes, do what the precinct told you and call their precinct or the civilian hotline. Leaving a note won't really do anything.



I do not know if they are POs. They have placards in windshield thats says restricted parking permit. I figured a note will make them realize their neighbors are watching. Its a very quiet area everyone is friendly and knows who is who. And we all drive around for 10 minutes and park blocks away! I feel like if no one has done anything yet whats calling going to do. I feel the local precinct response was “sorry we cant help” and showed they dont care.

Posted 7/10/18 4:46 PM
 

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I hate when people use the fire hydrant as their personal spot, placard or not, they still have to park legally.
I secretly hope that FDNY has to come and run their hoses thru the car windows.
Try the civilian complaint board and see if that does anything.

You can always call the FDNY non emergency line and see if they can do anything.

Message edited 7/10/2018 4:48:32 PM.

Posted 7/10/18 4:47 PM
 

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What is a restricted parking permit?

Personally I know it must be annoying that they are parking there illegally but if there is a fire they will be the ones to pay the price. I'm not sure exactly how it affects you other than it being irritating. The fire department will get the car out of the way one way or another and it will probably result to significant damage to their car.

Posted 7/10/18 5:58 PM
 

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Re: NYPD vent

Posted by lululu

What is a restricted parking permit?

Personally I know it must be annoying that they are parking there illegally but if there is a fire they will be the ones to pay the price. I'm not sure exactly how it affects you other than it being irritating. The fire department will get the car out of the way one way or another and it will probably result to significant damage to their car.



You are correct I should MYOB, however it’s extremely irritating when someone who represents the law thinks they are above the law and better than everyone else/entitled.

Posted 7/10/18 6:26 PM
 

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Re: NYPD vent

Posted by lululu

What is a restricted parking permit?

Personally I know it must be annoying that they are parking there illegally but if there is a fire they will be the ones to pay the price. I'm not sure exactly how it affects you other than it being irritating. The fire department will get the car out of the way one way or another and it will probably result to significant damage to their car.



The Fd will just break the windows of the car and run the hose right through it if they need the hydrant.

Posted 7/10/18 8:57 PM
 

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Why do you care? MYOB. They’ll either get a ticket or if there’s a fire their car will be towed at their expense or they’ll break the window like a PP said. Life’s too short to give a crap about this stuff. Someone else’s problem.

Posted 7/10/18 9:05 PM
 

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I would care because if there is a fire and it delays the fdny. It takes extra time to brake the windows and put the hose through. That’s extra time the fire is burning, people are in danger inside etc. I hate when people think the rules don’t apply to them.

Posted 7/10/18 9:56 PM
 

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Posted by itsagoodlife

Why do you care? MYOB. They’ll either get a ticket or if there’s a fire their car will be towed at their expense or they’ll break the window like a PP said. Life’s too short to give a crap about this stuff. Someone else’s problem.



Totally get the MYOB. Entitlement aspect is bothering me. Like i said everyone else drives around for 10 minutes and parks blocks away every single day. They act like they are entitled to the spot. I am pretty good at MYOB but this is hard to overlook.

Posted 7/10/18 10:03 PM
 

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Posted by MDF

I would care because if there is a fire and it delays the fdny. It takes extra time to brake the windows and put the hose through. That’s extra time the fire is burning, people are in danger inside etc. I hate when people think the rules don’t apply to them.



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Posted 7/10/18 10:07 PM
 

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You can always call 7 On Your Side. The people in the city did.

http://abc7ny.com/traffic/city-inspector-loses-driving-privileges-over-hydrant-parking/3698231/

Posted 7/10/18 10:13 PM
 

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Re: NYPD vent

Posted by stinger

Posted by itsagoodlife

Why do you care? MYOB. They’ll either get a ticket or if there’s a fire their car will be towed at their expense or they’ll break the window like a PP said. Life’s too short to give a crap about this stuff. Someone else’s problem.



Totally get the MYOB. Entitlement aspect is bothering me. Like i said everyone else drives around for 10 minutes and parks blocks away every single day. They act like they are entitled to the spot. I am pretty good at MYOB but this is hard to overlook.



It should bother you , it is ILLEGAL! Not sure what others don't get about that! I have a hydrant almost directly across from me and people block it all the time...I know fdny will wreck the car if God forbid need be, but it does waste valuable time in an emergency.

Posted 7/10/18 11:10 PM
 

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Supposedly the nypd has been cracking down on the use of official parking placards for personal use .
I wouldn't call the precinct it was issued from though, they might not do anything.
Call the civiliam complaint line...they are less biased

Posted 7/11/18 7:51 AM
 

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Posted by itsagoodlife

Why do you care? MYOB. They’ll either get a ticket or if there’s a fire their car will be towed at their expense or they’ll break the window like a PP said. Life’s too short to give a crap about this stuff. Someone else’s problem.



Because in Queens, houses are close together if not attached, and where I am there are multi story apartment buildings.
If some entitled asshole decides to use the fire hydrant as their personal parking spot, that puts people's lives and homes in danger in an emergency when FDNY has to spend that extra time LOOKING for the fire hydrant then pulling the hoses thru the car windows.
That's why I care.

Posted 7/11/18 8:28 AM
 

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Re: NYPD vent

Posted by SusiBee

Posted by itsagoodlife

Why do you care? MYOB. They’ll either get a ticket or if there’s a fire their car will be towed at their expense or they’ll break the window like a PP said. Life’s too short to give a crap about this stuff. Someone else’s problem.



Because in Queens, houses are close together if not attached, and where I am there are multi story apartment buildings.
If some entitled asshole decides to use the fire hydrant as their personal parking spot, that puts people's lives and homes in danger in an emergency when FDNY has to spend that extra time LOOKING for the fire hydrant then pulling the hoses thru the car windows.
That's why I care.



This. Not to mention parking is a shitshow in Queens (I always say it’s the only thing I don’t miss).

Though, OP, I hate to say it but if they are NYPD I don’t think you’ll get very far regardless of what avenue you choose to issue the complaint.

Posted 7/11/18 8:34 AM
 

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Re: NYPD vent

Posted by stinger

Posted by lululu

What is a restricted parking permit?

Personally I know it must be annoying that they are parking there illegally but if there is a fire they will be the ones to pay the price. I'm not sure exactly how it affects you other than it being irritating. The fire department will get the car out of the way one way or another and it will probably result to significant damage to their car.



You are correct I should MYOB, however it’s extremely irritating when someone who represents the law thinks they are above the law and better than everyone else/entitled.



The only thing is you aren't even sure if they are police officers.

Honestly I personally would either leave it alone or I would address it directly. I would try to be outside when they are parking and just ask how they are allowed to park in front of the hydrant and say you are concerned if there is an emergency what will happen? I wouldn't be aggressive with them but I would try to get my point across that you are aware they are parking there illegally every day.

Posted 7/11/18 8:56 AM
 

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Re: NYPD vent

Posted by longislemom

Posted by MDF

I would care because if there is a fire and it delays the fdny. It takes extra time to brake the windows and put the hose through. That’s extra time the fire is burning, people are in danger inside etc. I hate when people think the rules don’t apply to them.



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i lived through a christmas apartment fire in manhattan about 15 years ago. two babies died. i saw the fire fighter trying to resuscitate one of the babies. i would call. a minute to get the car out of the way is a minute too long. i might be biased because of what i saw, but i would not MYOB if i lived across the street from that hydrant.

Posted 7/11/18 10:03 AM
 

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Re: NYPD vent

Posted by lululu

Posted by stinger

Posted by lululu

What is a restricted parking permit?

Personally I know it must be annoying that they are parking there illegally but if there is a fire they will be the ones to pay the price. I'm not sure exactly how it affects you other than it being irritating. The fire department will get the car out of the way one way or another and it will probably result to significant damage to their car.



You are correct I should MYOB, however it’s extremely irritating when someone who represents the law thinks they are above the law and better than everyone else/entitled.



The only thing is you aren't even sure if they are police officers.

Honestly I personally would either leave it alone or I would address it directly. I would try to be outside when they are parking and just ask how they are allowed to park in front of the hydrant and say you are concerned if there is an emergency what will happen? I wouldn't be aggressive with them but I would try to get my point across that you are aware they are parking there illegally every day.



Not necessarily true. I'm NYPD and have a restricted parking permit. It's only supposed to be used on duty, in the vicinity where you work and even so can't ever ever block a hydrant, bus stop, crosswalk etc. Do people abuse it? Absolutely. I for once would never park even close to a hydrant because the repercussions are bad. Yes they will destroy your car if need be. But yes you can complain to ccrb or iab or 311 and log it in. It will come to the attention of higher ups sooner or later and that permit can be permanently taken away. I hate when we are our own worst enemy. Don't bother with your local precinct. They won't summons another cop, it has to come from higher.

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Posted 7/11/18 11:32 AM
 

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Posted by stinger

Posted by lululu

What is a restricted parking permit?

Personally I know it must be annoying that they are parking there illegally but if there is a fire they will be the ones to pay the price. I'm not sure exactly how it affects you other than it being irritating. The fire department will get the car out of the way one way or another and it will probably result to significant damage to their car.



You are correct I should MYOB, however it’s extremely irritating when someone who represents the law thinks they are above the law and better than everyone else/entitled.



The only thing is you aren't even sure if they are police officers.

Honestly I personally would either leave it alone or I would address it directly. I would try to be outside when they are parking and just ask how they are allowed to park in front of the hydrant and say you are concerned if there is an emergency what will happen? I wouldn't be aggressive with them but I would try to get my point across that you are aware they are parking there illegally every day.



Not necessarily true. I'm NYPD and have a restricted parking permit. It's only supposed to be used on duty, in the vicinity where you work and even so can't ever ever block a hydrant, bus stop, crosswalk etc. Do people abuse it? Absolutely. I for once would never park even close to a hydrant because the repercussions are bad. Yes they will destroy your car if need be. But yes you can complain to ccrb or iab or 311 and log it in. It will come to the attention of higher ups sooner or later and that permit can be permanently taken away. I hate when we are our own worst enemy. Don't bother with your local precinct. They won't summons another cop, it has to come from higher.



Thanks to you and everyone for replies. This morning like clockwork the girlfriends car was parked at hydrant. I spoke to another neighbor PO and he agreed it was terrible that they treat it like their spot regularly. He agreed they could come out early an move it at least. He said the woman who lives there is a PO (her new gf just visits) and she isnt very nice. He said dont leave a note or say anything but to call the civil complaint #.

Posted 7/12/18 8:21 AM
 

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Re: NYPD vent

I would call the civilian complaint number. Couldn't also hurt just to leave a note for them to be aware that they are being a-holes for constantly parking in front of the hydrant.

Posted 7/12/18 9:30 AM
 

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My BFF lives in Queens and it is such a PITA to find parking when I go there. I can see why it would annoy you to do the right thing, drive around for 20 minutes to find a spot, walk 3 blocks back to your place only to see your neighbor parked illegally right in front of her house. I get that.

Park there one night. See what happens. She will be the first one ticketing you. LOL

Posted 7/12/18 10:22 AM
 

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Posted by lightblue

I would call the civilian complaint number. Couldn't also hurt just to leave a note for them to be aware that they are being a-holes for constantly parking in front of the hydrant.



I left a note on the girlfriends car last night. This morning the note was gone but car was still there! My guess is that the PO who lives there (remember the gf is new and stays over a lot but my neighbor is the PO and also parks there) took the note when she left for work. Shit i am paranoid she will know its me! What if she checks for fingerprints!?!

Posted 7/13/18 9:22 AM
 

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Re: NYPD vent

Posted by stinger

Posted by lightblue

I would call the civilian complaint number. Couldn't also hurt just to leave a note for them to be aware that they are being a-holes for constantly parking in front of the hydrant.



I left a note on the girlfriends car last night. This morning the note was gone but car was still there! My guess is that the PO who lives there (remember the gf is new and stays over a lot but my neighbor is the PO and also parks there) took the note when she left for work. Shit i am paranoid she will know its me! What if she checks for fingerprints!?!



They can't just check something for fingerprints with no reason. That's a crime scene thing.
Also, if your prints aren't on record for any past crimes or anything, they wouldn't even know whose they were.

Posted 7/13/18 9:37 AM
 

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Re: NYPD vent

Posted by stinger

Posted by lightblue

I would call the civilian complaint number. Couldn't also hurt just to leave a note for them to be aware that they are being a-holes for constantly parking in front of the hydrant.



I left a note on the girlfriends car last night. This morning the note was gone but car was still there! My guess is that the PO who lives there (remember the gf is new and stays over a lot but my neighbor is the PO and also parks there) took the note when she left for work. Shit i am paranoid she will know its me! What if she checks for fingerprints!?!



I can tell you with a billion percent certainty no one is going to dust for fingerprints. That only happens for felony cases always and certain misdemeanors. Leaving a note on someone’s car for something that they are in violation of doing is not wrong. Happens a lot. I see it all the time in the city with pissed off neighbors. The owner or driver of that car cannot Get evidence collection unit to dust her vehicle. Don’t stress this situation. Your best bet is once again a formal complaint thru ccrb or iab.

Posted 7/13/18 9:38 AM
 
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