Mysteriously, Parking Tickets in East Village Drop 48%

Officials are at a loss to explain why parking tickets issued in New York's East Village have decreased by almost half between 2009 and 2010.
September 11, 2011, 5am PDT | Tim Halbur
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New York City on the whole has seen a 12% decrease in the number of parking tickets issued, but nothing like the substantial drop in the East Village. Reporters Olivia Scheck and Patrick Hedlund don't talk to NYPD's Traffic Enforcement department, which is responsible for parking, but talked to other officials that had no clue why:

"The Department of Transportation's new bike lanes on First and Second avenues has resulted in a reduction in the total number of parking spots on the blocks, though a DOT spokesman referred questions about the ticket decrease to the NYPD."

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