At one time or another, virtually everyone has to deal with a parking ticket. While seeing one under your car’s windshield wipers may make you cringe, your wallet is likely to be even unhappier. After all, parking tickets in New York City usually range between $60 and $115.
If you fail to pay your parking tickets on time, you can expect to pay additional fines plus some interest. Even worse, officers may tow your vehicle or place a boot on one of its tires. While it is possible to get a parking ticket anywhere in Brooklyn, some places are hotbeds for them.
The riskiest places to park in Brooklyn
You may have little choice but to park near the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Still, according to reporting from the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, the area around the naval yard draws intense scrutiny from parking enforcement agents and police officers. The same is true for the Northwest Brooklyn Waterfront and downtown Brooklyn. Consequently, you should pay close attention to parking restrictions and meter expirations when you park in these areas.
The safest places to park in Brooklyn
If you are looking to minimize your chances of receiving a parking ticket, Manhattan Beach, Coney Island and Greenwood Heights are the places to park. While parking enforcers write tickets in these areas, drivers report getting fewer tickets there.
While Brooklyn certainly has its hotspots and dry areas for parking tickets, residents of the borough receive fewer tickets on average than those who park in Manhattan or Queens. Ultimately, though, if you have one or more outstanding parking tickets, you may have some options for reducing your financial liability regardless of where you park.