Letter to the Editor: North of Turnpike Locals Thrown to NUMC Wolves

Parking still remains an issue for those who live above Route 24.

Dear Editor,

A recent article posted in Newsday by another civic minded individual totally neglected to mention that there are serious parking issues on the North side of Hempstead Turnpike. 

This person all to well knows of the situation but chose not to mention anything to Newsday, or to a certain member of the State Legislature. The permit parking will go nowhere, and should it do so by some miracle, we will be into our 90’s.  

What is wrong with the parking area North of Hempstead Turnpike? Do we not have multiple parking issues also, and attended meetings at NUMC? Your lengthy interview in Newsday threw us to the wolves.  

Error or disregard? I will add my solution once again. The entire parking issue started when the hospital imposed a parking fee--period. Those getting free care will not, or cannot pay for anything, including parking. Employees and nursing students just show disregard for area residents and continue to park on Nottingham Road, Bailey Avenue and Dofena Lane.   

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I strongly suggest that NUMC Security or Ms.Newsday interviewee take a ride along the streets I mentioned. The only solution, as you should have realized by now, is FREE PARKING for all at NUMC.

This letter was written and submitted by Dom Cammarata. Do you think the northerners are being ignored? Tell us in the comments.

Susan June 06, 2012 at 07:38 AM
Strug Lynn, I really love your comment. Made me think of all the people who live near the airport and then complain the airplanes are too noisy. And you can't help but think about those who live near East Meadow Plaza but don't want stores to open there. No one owns the street in front of their house as much as they'd like to think they do. It is common courtesy though to park in front of your own house and not someone else's when possible. Kids from the high school or employees from the hospital are free to park in legal spaces. I doubt the kids from EMHS are parking there illegally Jon L. The police constantly ride around there looking to issue tickets. People parked illegally should be ticketed as should that person storing wood between cones in front of his house. The street is not his personal storage area. There has been construction next door to me for the last 9 months. All those trucks park in front of my house day in and day out and there is not a thing I can do about it. I don't own the street. One even parked blocking my driveway when I wanted to get my car out. They refused to move telling me they'd be done in 20 mins. Well, I couldn't wait 20 minutes, told them that, and they still refused so I called the police. Needless to say, they moved. What nerve! Continued below... I ran out of room.
Susan June 06, 2012 at 07:39 AM
Solution, call the police if someone is illegally parked on your street but if they are parked legally, there's nothing you can do about it. You could petition the town for a No Parking Sign. Someone around the corner from me did that because they couldn't stand people parking by their house (across from a school) and blocking their driveway by a few inches. There's now 2 ugly No Parking signs in front of their house. Ok, this is a little extreme but it's obviously doable.
ender wiggins June 06, 2012 at 09:16 AM
The problem Strug and Susan is that the hospital closed one of the large 2 story parking garages and then raised the fees for their other parking. This all happened last year. So its not like moving next to an airport, it's like having one built next to your house that you have lived in for 20 years.
Jon L. June 06, 2012 at 07:25 PM
When they park in violation of 2 hour parking it is no longer legal. That was my point. The problem is enforcement resources. The 1st and 3rd pcts have been run all day busy and it does not look like it's going to get any better anytime soon. That said there has not been that much time for summons writing by the PDCN post cars. They have been busy with radio calls. If you are so "sorry" that you live in East Meadow, put the For Sale sign on the front lawn. That has to be the silliest comment I have seen on the Patch in a long time. You are sorry about where you live because you see what people post on the internet. Seems like a bit of an over reaction.
Jon L. June 06, 2012 at 07:29 PM
I think you would be surprised to know that the actual number of summons that have been written for parking in the 3rd has gone down. Now that does not include just East Meadow North of SR24 it is the whole precinct data by individual area is hard to get because many of the summons are hand written.


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