A Nation Of Laws And Not Of Men

Brooklyn BP, Marty Markowitz may now have to find legal parking for his car after he was busted by a tipster who might have been attending a meeting about civil servant parking abuse.

“The Parks Department has struck a deal with Markowitz, allowing him and his staffers to park on the plaza along the east side of Borough Hall and even on the sidewalk on Joralemon St. next to a busy newsstand, Markowitz’s office said Tuesday.

Markowitz’s office argued it is perfectly legal for him to park on the busy sidewalk”cause he struck a “special deal” for him and his staff. He’s now pretty miffed and feels singled out since so few public employees obey parking laws.

2 Comments so far

  1. John Morris (unregistered) on January 17th, 2008 @ 10:51 am

    Marty is not a nominee for the Jane Jacobs medal.

  2. anonymous (unregistered) on January 19th, 2008 @ 8:39 pm

    One of the reasons so few civil servants obey the parking laws is that our allotted spaces usually get taken by other agencies, especially the NYPD. My commissioner’s designated spot is almost always taken before he arrives for work, and pretty much all of the time it’s by someone with an NYPD or FDNY parking permit. There just aren’t enough spots to go around, even with Bloomberg’s new order to cut the number of permits.

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