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Parking spaces for Sunnyside

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Posted: Thursday, March 29, 2012 12:00 pm

Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside) praised the city’s Department of Transportation last week at an event that unveiled new unregulated parking spaces along Barnett Avenue.

“Parking in New York City can be hard to come by, and for that reason I have continued to work with the DOT to find additional parking for residents,” Van Bramer said in a statement issued by his council office Friday.

He was joined at the unveiling by Maura McCarthy, the Department of Transportation’s Queens Borough Commissioner.

The new parking configuration increases unregulated parking along Barnett by 360 feet, allowing for 18 to 20 new spaces.

The councilman first broached the subject of altering regulations in the neighborhood in a July 2011 letter to City Department of Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan

“We are always willing to work with Council Member Van Bramer and his colleagues across the borough to address community parking needs by modifying our parking inventory when feasible as we did here on Barnett Avenue,” McCarthy said in the statement.

Van Bramer has made parking a priority in the 26th District, including the widespread reduction of 12-hour meters.

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