Woman Wants $1,500 in Parking Tickets Waived

A look at smaller government happenings in Nyack.

Village lawmakers addressed downtown parking, route: {:controller=>"articles", :action=>"show", :id=>"nyack-extends-new-parking-rules-some-merchants-upset"} -->, and have created a dangerous situation for youngsters leaving pre-school, according to a handful of local parents. Lauren Boyer of Nyack said when she picks up her children from

Gregg September 20, 2012 at 11:11 AM
$1K in Parking Tickets and she wants them wavied??? Here is another idea. Park legally & feed the meter......... If they waive these fees I'm going to ask them to waive my school tax bill.
Chris September 20, 2012 at 02:08 PM
This woman asking for her 1500 dollars in parking violations to be waived should have been put in a straitjacket and carried off to the Pomona Psychiatric Ward. What gives?
Mary Black September 20, 2012 at 02:29 PM
This is why I have stopped shopping and dining in Nyack. It use to be a friendly town, now it's just a pain to go there because of these parking meters.
neil ferguson September 20, 2012 at 04:39 PM
Agreed with Mary black I see every store on Broadway out of business and 4 new parking authority trucks
PWT September 20, 2012 at 05:36 PM
Before the woman with the parking fine is carted off to Rockland State everyone should be aware that the Yak-ville officials have exempted themselves, their clerks, assistants, employees and associates from enforcement of the parking laws - a sizable number of people in all. I am guessing that the dollar amount of their "unwritten" tickets would be 50-100 times greater than this woman's bill. Thats right the very people who are working endlessly to make the downtown area uninhabitable are not subject to the laws they write. Perhaps all fines should be waived until our leaders actually experience the conditions of their rule. Maybe Kevin should do an investigative article on exactly how many lucky souls get the "Don't ticket this car" stickers.
William Demarest (Editor) September 20, 2012 at 06:13 PM
That Sunday pedestrian mall idea on Main Street seems interesting....
Eyeoftheyac September 20, 2012 at 08:53 PM
Parking is on attack here in Nyack, new this week is a loading zone added to Hudson street by the church. This prevents overnight parking because you have to move your car by 6 AM. This removes about five spaces of overnight parking for S. Broadway residents. What's going on here with the parking situation in Nyack is insane. Everything since this New mayor got in office everything has been wrong with parking. As a south Broadway resident, I can tell you sentiment among residents is bubbling. We are fed up with the parking changes and we are fed up that the town does not consider the residence especially with overnight parking in South Nyack. We are forced to alternate side of the street park every day wearing a place like New York City it happens once a week for street cleaning. This town needs an entire revaluation of its parking situation
NyackPride September 20, 2012 at 11:23 PM
Ur absolutely right eye of yac, why should I be restricted to park my car in front of my house 4x/wk ? The streets obviously don't get cleaned that often. As far as the downtown dining for the "uppity" crowd that thinks they should get a pat on the back for their patronage and feeding meters, they are a small percentage that make restaurant owners and servers cringe when they walk in and will Never be happy or content with anything anyway. IMHO
joie September 20, 2012 at 11:58 PM
I like the Sunday pedistrian only walkway idea but hasn't the season passed to fully enjoy the perk of no cars....more area for outside dining, live music, etc ( I assume it would be much like when the street fairs hit)
Richard Kavesh September 21, 2012 at 09:28 AM
Do you have a problem with paying for parking or with the muni-meters specifically? One of the reasons for meters in general is to turn over parking places so that the same place isn't occupied by one person all day. The muni-meters are used virtually everywhere -- the old-style aren't even made any more. Nyack and its shops are well-worth paying for parking for. So chances are, wherever you go where demand for parking exceeds supply, you're going to have to use a muni-meter.
Richard Kavesh September 21, 2012 at 09:32 AM
That is simply not true. Village employees have Nyack parking permits, but it only permits them to park for free on the side of Village Hall or behind it. Those people are subject to Nyack's parking rules everywhere else in the village that they park, even if they are out on official business.
Alan D. September 29, 2012 at 02:10 PM
I like the Sunday pedestrian only walkway idea.


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