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Proposed Bill Could Reserve Parking For Moving New Yorkers

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Brooklyn Councilman Brad Lander is introducing a bill that would allow people to apply to reserve parking spots on moving day.

People who are moving would be able to reserve two spots -- one in front of the old address and another in front of the new address.

"If the city would make it possible to reserve the spots right in front of your building just for that one day that you're moving, you could park your moving van or your moving truck there," said Lander. "Your moving company could easily move in or out, do it at the other end, doesn't inconvenience anyone. Simple solution for a problem that a lot of us have experienced."

"It seems like every other day we get a ticket. We park as legally as we can," said professional mover Rob Martin. "Sometimes we used metered parking, and if there's not metered parking, sometimes you have to double-park."

"I think it's a good idea. I don't have a car, but we just got this U-Haul truck that we just moved up here and it actually got broken into because we had to park it in not in a good neighborhood," said a New Yorker.

Lander said the details still need to be worked out, and there would be some modest costs at setting up the program.

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