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Boerum Hill School DIY No Parking Sign Update

April 12th, 2008 · 1 Comment

There were many comments left yesterday on our post about the parking sign outside PS 38 in Boerum Hill that was mysteriously altered to expand the parking off-limits to residents during school hours. Residents say a school employee tampered with the sign to reserve an entire block for school employees and, then, said that those who were towed deserved it. The school’s principal, at first, denied it had anything to do with the school and, then, started “investigating.” Meanwhile, people contacted the Dept. of Transportation. They don’t know who altered the sign, but they’re replacing it so that the parking spaces are returned to public use. An email from Christopher Hrones, the Downtown Brooklyn Transportation Coordinator of DOT says:

Our Borough Engineer investigated this and issued a repair order, which means that the tampered parking signs will be replaced ASAP. For ticket issues residents should contact the Borough Engineer directly.

So, the mystery remains: If it wasn’t a school employee, did residents alter the signs? Was it a teen prank? Did the signs alter themselves? Residents claim to have heard an employee bragging about making the change.

Tags: Boerum Hill · Education · Transportation

1 response so far ↓

  • 1 Anonymous // Apr 13, 2008 at 7:49 pm

    Then why dont the residents come forward and point out who they heard, and put the issue to bed. It is against the law to alter parking signs no?