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Brooklyn Parking Scheme Echoes ‘Seinfeld’ Episode

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Jason Alexander as George Costanza on "Seinfeld" (credit: Getty Images)

Jason Alexander as George Costanza on “Seinfeld” (credit: Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A parking scheme has allegedly been in effect in Park Slope, Brooklyn for over a year, and frustration is building.

WCBS 880’s Alex Silverman On The Story

“When you come home, and see all these big, one car in two spaces, spots, and it’s hard to park,” said one man.

People point the finger at the doorman at a condo building at the end of the block, saying they’re running a side business hoarding spaces for neighbors who pay up.

“Week after week after week, and when you go and speak to them, they would laugh at you, and they were intimidating, and many of our neighbors were afraid,” said David Collins.

Collins says he knows the police are powerless and that there’s nothing illegal about this.

“I guess being selfish is completely within the law, and being a bad neighbor is well within the law,” Collins told WCBS 880 reporter Alex Silverman.

The doorman on duty this morning at 27 Prospect Park West told Silverman he knew nothing about it.

In the “Seinfeld” episode “The Alternate Side,” George takes a job moving cars from one side of the street to the other to comply with alternate side parking regulations.

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