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Most Common Parking Violations: Chelsea (10th Precinct)

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Today I’m going to show you the 10 most common tickets given in the 10th Precinct between July of 2016 and July of 2017. This Precinct includes Chelsea and Clinton South. The precinct is home to the Jacob Javits Convention Center, Chelsea Piers, Chinese Consulate, and the Fashion Institute of Technology.

  1. General No Standing: Standing or parking where standing is not allowed by sign, street marking or; traffic control device. 25161 tickets issued
  2. Standing or parking on the roadway side of a vehicle stopped, standing or parked at the curb; in other words also known as “double parking”. 11633 tickets issued
  3. General No Parking: No parking where parking is not allowed by sign, street marking or traffic control device. 11138 tickets issued
  4. Stopping, standing or parking a vehicle in Midtown Manhattan (the area from 14th Street to 60th Street, between First Avenue and Eighth Avenue) other than parallel or close to the curb. 8108 tickets issued
  5. Muni Meter – (38) Failing to show a receipt or tag in the windshield. 6690 tickets issued
  6. Street Cleaning: No parking where parking is not allowed by sign, street marking or traffic control device. 6266 tickets issued
  7. Muni Meter – (37) Parking in excess of the allowed time. 5745 tickets issued
  8. Truck Loading/Unloading: Standing or parking where standing is not allowed by sign, street marking or; traffic control device. 5276 tickets issued
  9. Standing of a non-commercial vehicle in a commercial metered zone. 4006 tickets issued
  10. Failing to show a muni-meter receipt, commercial meter zone. 3830 tickets issued

If you do end up with one of these pesky tickets, that’s where Ticket Wiper comes in to help. Just download the app below and scan for your ticket in the NYC Database. Then we will fight the ticket for you, and if we win, you only pay 50% of the ticket. Otherwise you don’t pay us a dime. Try it out today!

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Bike Shares: The Future of Navigating NYC?

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Bike Shares. Perhaps you’ve seen them? The most common one’s in NYC are the Citi Bikes, which can be seen all over Manhattan and in parts of Brooklyn as well. In fact, according to The Brooklyn Eagle, about 14 million rides were taken on Citi Bikes in 2016 alone! And while Citi Bike is enormously popular, it only extends so far into the 5 boroughs. Unless you’re in Manhattan, you probably don’t have access to a Citi Bike dock.

One way around this is the innovative dockless bike system. Various companies have come forward attempting to implement this new idea. With dockless biking, you would just have to look at an app to see where an available bike might be parked, then you could ride it anywhere and leave it wherever you needed to. The New York City Department of Transportation is currently looking in to how this could work in New York, as some unintended consequences have been seen in other cities that have tried dockless biking.

One thing we can all agree on, is that more people riding bikes means less people riding the subway and driving. And that means areas with expanded bike sharing programs could see parking congestion go down as well. And I think we’d all love to see that.

If you haven’t switched over to riding a bike, you might end up with a pesky parking ticket and that’s where Ticket Wiper comes in to help. Just download the app below and scan for your ticket in the NYC Database. Then we will fight the ticket for you, and if we win, you only pay 50% of the ticket. Otherwise you don’t pay us a dime. Try it out today!

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Bike Lanes Coming to 4th Ave Sunset Park

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Construction for a new bike lane in Sunset Park is scheduled to start this Spring. Largely in response to a massive increase in the number of people in Brooklyn who use bikes to commute to work, the Department of Transportation is working to make the roads safer for cyclists. While we are happy to share the road and support making our city a safer place for everyone, the downside is that, according to Bklyner, 4th Ave will lose approximately 225 parking spots between 8th st and 64th st. And we all know what less parking spaces means. Also, changing the roads to include bike lanes will require some construction, which in the short term will make parking in Sunset Park even more difficult. Less parking means a better chance you end up with a parking ticket and unnecessary headache. And that’s where we come in.

So if you do end up with a pesky ticket, let us help. Just download the app below and scan for your ticket in the NYC Database. Then we will fight the ticket for you, and if we win, you only pay 50% of the ticket. Otherwise you don’t pay us a dime. Try it out today!

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Muni Meter Wifi Lag Leads to Tickets

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Some residence in Yonkers are running into issues with a few new Muni Meters. These new Muni Meters don’t require you to display a ticket stub in your window. Instead, you can enter your license number when you purchase parking time and that information is transmitted to a hand held device used by parking enforcement agents. They check their hand held devices to see which license plates have bought time from the Muni Meter, and everyone goes about their business. Of course, if it takes a long time for their hand held devices to get updated, they could end up giving a ticket to a car that had bought time. Which is exactly what has been happening in Yonkers lately. According to Yonkers Parking Authority Executive Gail Burns as reported by Lohud, the vast majority of payments were transmitted within 2-5 minutes, with only about one percent taking longer than that. However, with nearly one hundred thousand transactions happening a month, one percent ends up being a lot of glitches. And with just a little bad luck, each of those glitches could result in an unwarranted parking ticket. Yonkers is working on getting better wifi coverage so less of these incidents occur, but in the meantime, you still could end up paying for parking and still getting a ticket.

If you do end up with one of these pesky tickets, that’s where Ticket Wiper comes in to help. Just download the app below and scan for your ticket in the NYC Database. Then we will fight the ticket for you, and if we win, you only pay 50% of the ticket. Otherwise you don’t pay us a dime. Try it out today!

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Most Common Parking Violations: Broad Channel (100th Precinct)

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Today I’m going to show you the 10 most common tickets given in the 100th Precinct between July of 2016 and July of 2017. This Precinct includes a southern portion of Queens on the Rockaway Peninsula, and contains Arverne, Belle Harbor, Breezy Point, Broad Channel, Neponsit, Rockaway Park, Rockaway Beach, and Roxbury.

  1. Street Cleaning: No parking where parking is not allowed by sign, street marking or traffic control device. 4566 tickets issued.
  2. Standing or parking a vehicle without showing a current inspection sticker. 2866 tickets issued
  3. Muni Meter – (38) Failing to show a receipt or tag in the windshield. 2164 tickets issued
  4. General No Parking: No parking where parking is not allowed by sign, street marking or traffic control device. 2158 tickets issued
  5. General No Standing: Standing or parking where standing is not allowed by sign, street marking or; traffic control device. 2097 tickets issued
  6. Standing or parking a vehicle without showing a current registration sticker. 1408 tickets issued
  7. Stopping, standing or parking closer than 15 feet of a fire hydrant. Between sunrise and sunset, a passenger vehicle may stand alongside a fire hydrant as long as a driver remains behind the wheel and is ready to move the vehicle if required to do so. 1273 tickets issued
  8. Muni Meter – (37) Parking in excess of the allowed time. 916 tickets issued
  9. Standing or parking a vehicle without properly showing its current plates on the outside of the vehicle attached tightly not more than 48, or less than 12, inches from the ground, clean, not covered by glass or plastic, with nothing preventing it from being read clearly. 742 tickets issued
  10. Bus Stop: Standing or parking where standing is not allowed by sign, street marking or; traffic control device. 652 tickets issued

If you do end up with one of these pesky tickets, that’s where Ticket Wiper comes in to help. Just download the app below and scan for your ticket in the NYC Database. Then we will fight the ticket for you, and if we win, you only pay 50% of the ticket. Otherwise you don’t pay us a dime. Try it out today!

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Hidden Fire Hydrant Sets Parking Ticket Trap

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Sometimes it feels like the NYC Traffic Authorities are really just out to get us. You park in a spot that looks totally fine, go run some errands, and then come back to find a ticket on your car. “For what?” you may ask. And then you see it. Behind the fence next to the road, hidden within some overgrown weeds, is a fire hydrant. Who would possibly notice such a thing? This is the question many residents of Windsor Terrace are asking according to CBS New York. And rightly so. This particular hydrant is apparently notorious in the neighborhood for being a ticket trap for unsuspecting drivers. However, local residents have taken the issue to their City Councilman, Brad Landers, and he has registered the complaints with the Department of Transportation. They’ve promised to move a No Standing sign so that it covers the spots directly in front of the hydrant. And while posting signs prohibiting parking in front of fire hydrants isn’t standard in NYC, I think it’s pretty clear to everyone that this case is an exception. So just remember, it’s always worth taking a quick look around when you park, even if it looks like a perfect spot. Some things are just too good to be true.

If you do end up with one of these pesky tickets, that’s where Ticket Wiper comes in to help. Just download the app below and scan for your ticket in the NYC Database. Then we will fight the ticket for you, and if we win, you only pay 50% of the ticket. Otherwise you don’t pay us a dime. Try it out today!

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Parking: It’s Not Worth Dying Over

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Road rage. A terrifying phenomenon that plagues our country. And apparently it doesn’t just happen in traffic or driving on a freeway. This horrible story of road rage took place in Queens over a parking space. While the details of what exactly sparked the incident are a bit spotty, the end results are not. According to the New York Daily News, the suspect (now in custody) was arguing with two other men over a parking spot, when he allegedly took out a knife and stabbed the two men in the chest. He then jumped into his car and drove onto the sidewalk, striking six people, before driving off. One of the men he stabbed died in the incident. Five other people were injured but appear to be in stable condition. This truly senseless act is incredibly sad and bewildering. Parking in New York can be frustrating, but it certainly is not worth killing someone over.

We here at Ticket Wiper really do understand how frustrating parking can get and that’s why we are here to help. Next time you feel overwhelmed just trying to find a spot, or think you found the perfect spot and end up with a ticket, just take a deep breath and remember that there is an easier way. By using the Ticket Wiper app, you can seriously cut down on the frustrations of finding parking in NYC. So download the app below and scan for your ticket in the NYC Database. Then we will fight the ticket for you, and if we win, you only pay 50% of the ticket. Otherwise you don’t pay us a dime. Try it out today!

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Most Common Parking Violations: Sheepshead Bay (61st Precinct)

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Today I’m going to show you the 10 most common tickets given in the 61st Precinct between July of 2016 and July of 2017. This Precinct includes Kings Bay, Gravesend, Sheepshead Bay, and Manhattan Beach.

  1. Muni Meter – (38) Failing to show a receipt or tag in the windshield. 41687 tickets issued
  2. Street Cleaning: No parking where parking is not allowed by sign, street marking or traffic control device. 33869 tickets issued
  3. Muni Meter – (37) Parking in excess of the allowed time. 14983 tickets issued
  4. General No Parking: No parking where parking is not allowed by sign, street marking or traffic control device. 13502 tickets issued
  5. Standing or parking a vehicle without showing a current inspection sticker. 12762 tickets issued
  6. Stopping, standing or parking closer than 15 feet of a fire hydrant. Between sunrise and sunset, a passenger vehicle may stand alongside a fire hydrant as long as a driver remains behind the wheel and is ready to move the vehicle if required to do so. 9241 tickets issued
  7. Standing or parking on the roadway side of a vehicle stopped, standing or parked at the curb; in other words also known as “double parking”. 8934 tickets issued
  8. General No Standing: Standing or parking where standing is not allowed by sign, street marking or; traffic control device. 8188 tickets issued
  9. Standing or parking a vehicle without showing a current registration sticker. 6897 tickets issued
  10. Bus Stop: Standing or parking where standing is not allowed by sign, street marking or; traffic control device. 6255 tickets issued

If you do end up with one of these pesky tickets, that’s where Ticket Wiper comes in to help. Just download the app below and scan for your ticket in the NYC Database. Then we will fight the ticket for you, and if we win, you only pay 50% of the ticket. Otherwise you don’t pay us a dime. Try it out today!

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$26 Million Typo

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Someone at the NYC Department of Finance had a very bad day recently. An amendment to the statute governing meter tickets resulted in the violation code changing. However, that change didn’t make it to the ticket itself. So a small typo (they left out a single 0) appeared on roughly half a million tickets given between April and August 28th. The typo appeared on the violation code for parking in front of a meter either without a receipt or with an expired receipt. Now some of you may know from reading through any of our “Top Ten Tickets Given in a Neighborhood” blog posts, that parking without a meter receipt is almost always in the top ten tickets given, if not the number one ticket given. So now, because someone left a zero off of a violation code, the city is refunding all 500,000 tickets totaling a whopping 26 million dollars!

If you got one of these tickets between April and July and have already paid it, you should have received a letter from the city informing you that you are due a refund. If you haven’t paid the ticket yet, it will be thrown out. The city is owning up to this mistake or as deputy Department of Finance commissioner for treasury and payment service Jeffrey Sheartold local news radio station 1010 WINS., “It’s really important for us to be fair.” We at Ticket Wiper appreciate them dealing with their mistake appropriately.

If you do end up with a pesky tickets that the city DIDN’T admit to screwing up, that’s where Ticket Wiper comes in to help. Just download the app below and scan for your ticket in the NYC Database. Then we will fight the ticket for you, and if we win, you only pay 50% of the ticket. Otherwise you don’t pay us a dime. Try it out today!

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Most Common Parking Violations: Chelsea (10th Precinct)

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Today I’m going to show you the 10 most common tickets given in the 10th Precinct between July of 2016 and July of 2017. This Precinct includes Chelsea and Clinton South. The precinct is home to the Jacob Javits Convention Center, Chelsea Piers, Chinese Consulate, and the Fashion Institute of Technology.

  1. General No Standing: Standing or parking where standing is not allowed by sign, street marking or; traffic control device. 25161 tickets issued
  2. Standing or parking on the roadway side of a vehicle stopped, standing or parked at the curb; in other words also known as “double parking”. 11633 tickets issued
  3. General No Parking: No parking where parking is not allowed by sign, street marking or traffic control device. 11138 tickets issued
  4. Stopping, standing or parking a vehicle in Midtown Manhattan (the area from 14th Street to 60th Street, between First Avenue and Eighth Avenue) other than parallel or close to the curb. 8108 tickets issued
  5. Muni Meter – (38) Failing to show a receipt or tag in the windshield. 6690 tickets issued
  6. Street Cleaning: No parking where parking is not allowed by sign, street marking or traffic control device. 6266 tickets issued
  7. Muni Meter – (37) Parking in excess of the allowed time.  5745 tickets issued
  8. Truck Loading/Unloading: Standing or parking where standing is not allowed by sign, street marking or; traffic control device. 5276 tickets issued
  9. Standing of a non-commercial vehicle in a commercial metered zone. 4006 tickets issued
  10. Failing to show a muni-meter receipt, commercial meter zone. 3830 tickets issued

If you do end up with one of these pesky tickets, that’s where Ticket Wiper comes in to help. Just download the app below and scan for your ticket in the NYC Database. Then we will fight the ticket for you, and if we win, you only pay 50% of the ticket. Otherwise you don’t pay us a dime. Try it out today!

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