NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) – It’s park at your own risk on Staten Island. Thanks to a sneaky sign at the St. George Ferry Terminal drivers are getting $95 tickets, even though they’ve already paid the $8 daily parking fee.
Anthony paid for his parking and displayed his receipt in his windshield. When he returned to his car he found a $95 parking ticket.
“You think that it’s okay to pull around there and park, then you find out when you get home that you have a ticket,” he said.
Anthony blames a sign that advertises “Daily Parking” on one side, but warns that the area is for “Permit Parking Only” on the other.
“The red side you’ll only see if you really look for it,” he said.
Anthony documented five other vehicles who made the same mistake, he told CBS2’s Tony Aiello that he suspects foul play.
“It has to be a trap. They have to know about it because they know they’re making money at that spot,” he said.
Even on a holiday Monday drivers are getting caught and community leaders are taking notice.
“We’re gonna hope to sit down with the DOT and get really clear signage everywhere at the terminal,” said Leticia Remauro, Community Board 1 President.
Until that happens, commuters will have to pay attention to where they park.
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