Why did I receive this ticket, when Alternate-side parking regulations were suspended on Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday

Asked almost 2 years ago - Rego Park, NY

November 3, 2012

From: Lyson Bazile
64-20 Saunders Street, apt B6
Rego Park, NY 11373

To: Queens Chronicle
41-2 Bell Boulevard
Bayside, NY 11361

Re: I wonder if this happens on Park Avenue…

To whom it may concern:

On July 02, 2012 I had to pay a parking violation issued to me on Martin Luther King Day (01/17/2011).
It was clearly stated on that day that all alternate side parking were suspended. I even called 311.

Two years later I am still angry about this… Why did I get this ticket?

The violation went from $50.00 for $120.00. I wrote numerous letters (see enclosed) in protest and trying to get the ticket dismissed in vain. I was found guilty and yet I do not believe that I had broken any rules or regulations. I am hoping that by making my story known I will prevent this injustice from happening for someone else. I should have written this letter the moment I was subjected to this, however better late than never.

What should I have done, what should have been my course of action?

Thank You,

Lyson Bazile

See enclosed (all correspondences attached)

Attorney answers (3)

  1. Susan Pernick

    Contributor Level 15


    Lawyers agree

    Answered . There's nothing you can do about it now - it's too late.
    The time to do this was when the ticket was returnable, three years ago.

    There's a legal saying. He who sits on his hands gets nothing

    I am an attorney admitted solely in NY. None of the answers I submit on this forum constitutes legal advice,... more
  2. Michael J Palumbo


    Contributor Level 19


    Lawyers agree


    Answered . Unless you own a trucking company, the safest thing to do when you get a NYC parking ticket is pay it. Especially if it is only $50.00. It's the added price you have to pay to live in NYC - which is why I don't live in the city!

  3. Matisyahu Wolfberg

    Contributor Level 11


    Lawyers agree

    Answered . There are no points to parking tickets.

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