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New York, NY - Records Show New York City Losing Millions In Unpaid Parking Tickets Issued To Out-Of-State Drivers

Published on: August 31, 2015 03:10 PM
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New York, NY - Records show that New York City is losing millions of dollars in unpaid parking summonses issued to out-of-state scofflaws who, it appears, are simply masters at avoiding detection while heaping the financial burden back onto the shoulders of local city residents.

NYDAILYNEWS.com (http://bit.ly/1NIWWTk) reports that through a Freedom of Information Law request, records show that agents for the city wrote $182M in fines to out-of-state drivers so far in 2015, but due to limitations imposed by other states with regard to collection procedures as much as 20% of that total has not, and likely will not, be collected.

Glen Bolofsky, who founded and operates Parkingticket.com, said, “Finance goes the extra mile to enforce nebulous regulations against New Yorkers while impotent to collect against real lawbreakers from out of state.”

One such scofflaw is Simon Gluck, a Montreal, Canada resident who records show is operating a fleet of at least 41 leased or rented vehicles in the city and who has amassed an unpaid parking ticket tab of $118,878 on 870 tickets over the past five years.

In an attempt to locate Gluck, a Daily News reporter traveled to the Montreal address on record with the city only to be told that its inhabitants never heard of Mr. Gluck.

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Undeterred, a Daily News reporter approached a man entering a car registered to Mr. Gluck bearing Montreal plates and parked in front of a Borough Park address that has been issued 73 parking tickets over the past five years.

“What is a parking ticket? Why is it illegal?” the man questioned, before dialing up Jewish Shomrim patrol to report that he was being harassed.


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 Aug 31, 2015 at 04:03 PM albroker Says:

besides all the ILLEGAL Mexicans have Pennsylvania and North Carolina plates and have no insurance.

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 Aug 31, 2015 at 04:04 PM albroker Says:

they mean Quebec plates

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 Aug 31, 2015 at 04:13 PM mr613 Says:

Awwwwww.........
I have the worlds smallest violin playing for them!

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 Aug 31, 2015 at 04:17 PM Boochie Says:

Good for him, the city fines people like crazy and now these new speed cameras .......god for him

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 Aug 31, 2015 at 04:22 PM hashomer Says:

The Shomrim should then have called NYPD to arrest this scofflaw who was allegedly using a phony Montreal address to get a license plate. Obviously an illegal immigrant...

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 Aug 31, 2015 at 04:04 PM david125 Says:

and why is this here- what has happened to us especially two weeks before Rosh Hashana that this is something that should be shared - even if the Daily News paskened after looking thru Hilchos Losshen Hora tghat it is mutar to publicize EVEN if true - have we sunk this low?

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 Aug 31, 2015 at 04:30 PM Anonymous Says:

Please explain "Losing Millions". I get that they failed to procure the funds. But what was actually lost? Blocking a hydrant should not be done, just in case it's needed. But it otherwise costs no one anything. Same for meters and alternate sides. Streets are filthy, even after the sweepers pass. No real loss. Unless we consider the parking fines our obligation. If out of state drivers don't pay, NYC doesn't lose, just fails to profit. Tough.

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 Aug 31, 2015 at 04:48 PM Anonymous Says:

Aren't we better than that? Everybody has their own din v'cheshbon in bais din shel maaleh.

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 Aug 31, 2015 at 04:54 PM RebKlemson Says:

Reply to #7  
Anonymous Says:

Please explain "Losing Millions". I get that they failed to procure the funds. But what was actually lost? Blocking a hydrant should not be done, just in case it's needed. But it otherwise costs no one anything. Same for meters and alternate sides. Streets are filthy, even after the sweepers pass. No real loss. Unless we consider the parking fines our obligation. If out of state drivers don't pay, NYC doesn't lose, just fails to profit. Tough.

couldn't have said it any better. what's the loss if a car didnt move for fraudulent side parking? the flecks of dust and a soda can will remain another week where it was? some neighborhoods dont even have it at all, they seem perfectly fine and they also have cars parked 24/7 there.

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 Aug 31, 2015 at 05:22 PM mutti Says:

alternate side is the biggest scam. the streets are cleaner in marine park where they don't even have it. the whole thing should be done away with.

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 Aug 31, 2015 at 05:23 PM Bezalel Says:

Why doesn't the city put a "boot" on such scofflaw cars, or tow them away and put them up for auction if the owner fails to pay?

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 Aug 31, 2015 at 06:15 PM Anonymous Says:

So there are $182,000,000 of parking tickets written to out of state people (the number is mind boggling) and this fardorbene writer decides to look specifically at an address in Boro Park? With a minute amount of that total?

Really not surprising considering the way he writes his reports. He enjoys fanning the flames of anti semites.

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 Sep 01, 2015 at 12:25 PM Homeowner Says:

Reply to #12  
Anonymous Says:

So there are $182,000,000 of parking tickets written to out of state people (the number is mind boggling) and this fardorbene writer decides to look specifically at an address in Boro Park? With a minute amount of that total?

Really not surprising considering the way he writes his reports. He enjoys fanning the flames of anti semites.

You missed the point this one man owes $118,000 in tickets. That's worth special attention. If you receive a ticket you either pay it or you can plead not guilty. He ignores them.

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