Auto shops blamed for parking nightmare in Morrisania

Posted: Updated:
MORRISANIA -

Some residents in Morrisania say they are dealing with a constant parking nightmare caused by auto body shops.

Arthur Nichols told News 12 that cars without license plates are taking up street parking spots along Third Avenue near 165th Street and Franklin Avenue.

He claims the problem is spewing from an overflow of cars that come from auto shops along Third Avenue.

Rodger Meredith, of Muhlaya Auto Repairs, told News 12 that his shop and many others in the area are within the law.

The Sanitation Department says that it is working with the NYPD in making strides in combating the issue. So far this year, they have conducted 28 joint agency operations that have removed 310 vehicles around the city. It has also resulted in more than 550 summonses for illegally stored vehicles in the street.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."