Sunday, April 7, 2013
A man strongly objects to his parking ticket.
Aggravated Assault: On March 21, at approximately 11:30 a.m., police received a report of an assault in the 4300 block of Main Street. According to police, an enforcement officer with the Philadelphia Parking Authority had issued a citation for a car parked on Main Street. The owner of the car came out of a nearby coffee shop as the citation was being issued. Police say that the vehicle owner became irate at the enforcement officer, and the vehicle owner then threw his large cup of hot coffee at the enforcement officer.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Weekend tickets in Manayunk refunded after signs mislead parkers.
An inopportune sign led to 13 parking tickets Saturday in Manayunk. However, the Philadelphia Parking Authority, with the help of the Manayunk Development Corporation, rescinded the violations, as a nearby sign misled the public. Throughout Philadelphia, metered street parking on Saturdays until year's end is free—after 11 a.m.—to promote shopping at local businesses around the holidays. Signs at parking meters along Main Street alerted customers to the free parking, but neglected to include the 11 a.m. caveat. NBC10 reported on Monday that the PPA ticketed 13 cars before 11 a.m. Dec. 8. One person tipped the television station off on the $26 ticket tucked in their windshield, directly in front of a sign that read, “Meters are free on …
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Metered parking free after 11 a.m. all Saturdays through year's end.
Christmas shopping just got a little easier for shoppers in Northwest Philadelphia and citywide. The Philadelphia Parking Authority announced free metered parking for next Saturdays through the end of the year. That offer extends citywide, including Main Street Manayunk, Germantown Avenue in Chestnut Hill and Mt. Airy, and Ridge Avenue in Roxborough. “The Philadelphia Parking Authority is pleased to join with Mayor Michael Nutter and be a part of spreading the holiday joy and encouraging shoppers to patronize local merchants during the holidays,” PPA Executive Director Vince Fenerty said. The deal began Nov. 24 and continues until Dec. 29. Free metered parking starts at 11 a.m. each Saturday. All other parking violations will be enforced, …
Monday, October 15, 2012
TV station interviews Manayunk residents on vigilante parking authority.
On Friday Patch shared photos from a reader about a vigilante parking authority created for Levering Street. That night, My Fox Philly spotlighted the same colorful parking tickets and interviewed Manayunk residents and out-of-towners on their opinions on local parking. David Bass, who shared suggestive notes someone posted to poorly parked cars on the narrow Manayunk street, is featured in the video, as are roomates of the note's author. Check out My Fox Philly's website for the video. Read the Patch coverage of the LPPA (Levering Street branch of the Philadelphia Parking Authority) here.
Friday, October 12, 2012
Resident shares one neighbor's approach to poorly parked cars.
In the Manayunk-Roxborough area, driving and parking on narrow streets always presents a challenge. Outsiders may doubt the wisdom of parking cars on both sides of the street when it makes driving vehicles through pretty tough. But, residents know that every spot removed ensures more and more parking headaches. However, when someone parks too far away from the curb on narrow and hilly streets, it can make passing by almost impossible. Overnight on Levering Street Wednesday, one resident took his or her frustrations out on two inconsiderate cars. David Bass shared photos from what he calls the "Levering Street branch of the Philadelphia Parking Authority (LPPA)." "When I went outside this morning I saw these two badly parked cars with notes…
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Residents may start small before tackling endemic Manayunk struggle.
In the parking desert of Roxborough and Manayunk, Christine Schwartz says it's possible to find an oasis. Instead of endlessly hunting for parking spaces in her Roxborough neighborhood, Schwartz and her neighbors around Dexter and Cotton Streets easily find spots. The answer: resident permit-parking. "You wouldn't believe it. You can actually find parking on your own block. It's crazy," she said Monday night at the Wissahickon Neighbors Civic Association. Schwartz said her neighbors became fed up with endless driving and wanted to take back their block. So they applied with the Philadelphia Parking Authority, got 51 percent of neighbors to sign-on with their support and within two months in 2011, permit-parking was in effect. For the …
Thursday, April 26, 2012
'Daily News' columnist Ronnie Polaneczky shares a Cresson Street parking story.