6 thoughts on ““Parking was already limited, and illegal no-parking signs placed by some residents trying to reserve the street spaces in front of their homes made the situation even worse, said Kal Kassir, chairman of the Bayfront Advisory Committee.”

  1. If you want to open up the bay front parking for visitors then the city must have a plan for the mass of people that urinate in the bay, park in front of fire hydrants, leave poop on our lawns, leave chicken parts all over the beach and grassy areas etc. Additionally, if there is a fire or other medical emergency first responders would be inhibited from doing their job. There is no handicap access to get to these beaches either. We need a public forum to allow the hundreds of homeowners in this area that pay a large amount of property tax to voice their concerns and come up with a plan. People park all over this area and destroy the community which we preserve. We NEVER see police patrolling this area during peak times ensuring proper access to fire hydrants etc. Cars routinely inhibit the postal carrier from doing their job. There is a lot more to this than pulling no parking signs for the masses.

    • Our issue is with disrespectful parkers from a nearby restaurant.

      Believe it or not we rarely have an issue with a beach goer. The amount of things they forget outweigh the small amount of litter they leave behind.

  2. There is a lot more to this than just pulling signs deemed as illegal. The local homeowners that are trying to preserve their communities are constantly seeing their streets trashed and destroyed. If the city thinks it is important to allow beach access to the bay front east of the Lesner, then let’s allow SAFE access. Get the cars off the street so we can walk our dogs. Build better sidewalks, patrol the streets during peak times to ensure proper access to hydrants, build appropriate facilities at the beach so everyone stops urinating in the bay (disgusting), enable handicap access,(no current way to wheel a chair to the beach). When the crabbing begins, there will be hundreds of crabbers taking illegal crabs from our bay (I have watched it and reported it). Additionally, they will leave trash both in the water and on the beach(both of which marine police and vb police have said is the others responsibility). This trash includes chicken carcasses that our poor dogs eat and get sick, plastic bottles, etc. It seems to me the only comments that are being acted are the ones that involve the lack of parking. I have sent numerous letters to city officials mentioning these things and all were responded to as unnecessary. I ask for a public for a public meeting to allow the hundreds of homeowners (taxpayers) to voice their concerns.

  3. We agree with Chris Bufis on many levels. The crabbers are a real nuisance–leaving behind knives, string w/chicken parts and chicken wrappers. This has caused trips to the vet for many! On many occasions they camp out overnight which is not allowed. One option: not allow parking from 8pm until 6am unless you are a resident with a decal and given passes for your guests as they do in areas of the oceanfront—ex. Shadowlawn.
    Also parking only on one side of Ocean between Starfish and Old Great Neck Road would eliminate congestion—this is a very narrow street to allow parking on both sides. We have seen children almost get hit trying to cross this street between cars. We need to have at least one parking police patrol to monitor infractions.
    There is a need for a handicap ramp in the area between Starfish and Old Great Neck Rd and can’t believe this has not been addressed.

  4. I think there is and will continue to be much frustration with the parking situation on both sides of the bridge in the Shore Drive area. But, I don’t think the recent effort to eliminate illegal no parking spots was started by our residents, but probably was an effort by the city to find more parking for the businesses. So, how is BAC helping our residents solve our parking problem? I think things will continue to heat up for residents until the city (not BAC) steps in and lets the residents know that the city officials are regulating the parking; no hydrant blocking, no littering, no public urinating, no blocked driveways, no dog poop on our yards, etc. City, you helped create this problem with high density zoning. Let’s see if you can now be part of the solution.

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