Is This the Most Confusing Parking Sign on the Lower East Side?
The email we received yesterday afternoon was titled, “most confusing parking sign on the LES.”
The tipster sent along these photos to illustrate his point and the following explanation:
(There’s a) 30ft parking space between Beauty and Essex and the Essex medical clinic (Community Healthcare Network, 150 Essex St.). The parking sign is extremely confusing and I’ve seen hundreds of people get ticketed, including my girlfriend last year. So what makes it so confusing? The top sign says ‘no parking’ with an arrow to the right but the signs (underneath) have the (muni-meter) signs saying you can park with arrows. People tend to think that these overrule the above ‘no parking’ sign but are wrong and get ticketed. I’ve attached a photo of two bastards who just got ticketed because of the confusing signs. I think it’s an ambulance zone for the clinic, which is fine but it’s Sunday and the clinic is closed. also they should paint the curb yellow so people know what is going on. I’ve honestly seen too many poor drivers get tickets here and hope you run an article to bring attention to this trap… I understand it is their own fault but this is confusing as hell.