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March 29, 2012 By Steven Greer, MD
BatteryPark.TV has extensively reported on the growing problem in our neighborhood of drivers of livery cab town cars illegally parking in residential Battery Park and illegally soliciting fares. In one story, a driver was threatened us.
This recent Fox 5 news report exposed how these illegal drivers are often repeat offenders with multiple arrests. The criminal judges are not sentencing the drivers to jail time, so the TLC and Port Authority are now impounding their cars.
On the evening of March 28th, no less than ten town cars were loitering on the Rector Place loop. The PEP promptly shooed them away, and more drove up from West Thames to fill the spots within seconds.
When you see this illegal behavior on your street, you should call the park PEPs at once (212) 417-3100 and they will respond. The NYPD First Precinct is also responding now (212) 334-0611. BatteryPark.TV has spoken with the Deputy Commissioner of the TLC, Ray Scanlon, and they are coordinating enforcement of our streets with the NYPD.