BK BP Reynoso admits driving and parking with outdated permits

Park as I say, not as I park.

Brooklyn’s staunchly anti-car Borough President Antonio Reynoso has managed to drive with an expired license and park with an expired city-issued parking permit – after Twitter sleuth @placardabuse posted photos of his dark gray Nissan Rogue parked in front of a sidewalk ramp outside the Borough Hall was parked .

“Hello @BKBPReynoso. Is that your car with the expired @nysdmv registration and an expired @NYCCouncil poster?” @plakatabuse posted on Twitter Friday evening, along with photos of the parked vehicle and its council-issued plaque and signs.

“Yeah, that’s really my problem,” Reynoso tweeted in response the next morning.

The newly elected Beep – who previously represented the 34th city council district – said the car was “the bane of my existence”.

“Rarely used I brought it out to solve all these problems,” he tweeted. “Removed government plates and return label. Dealing with DMV during registration. Will no longer have signs or posters moving forward. No excuses.”

Using an expired or fraudulent badge is illegal, as is driving with an expired registration.

In particular, billboard parking around Borough Hall was a focus of Reynoso’s inauguration last year, including a promise to ban parking in Borough Hall Plaza, which his predecessors allowed.

Reynoso lived up to that promise, using his mob pulpit as BP to advocate for less parking and more transit and bike lanes. In January, he dismissed citizens’ parking concerns as “not my responsibility.”

Brooklyn Borough President Antonio Reynoso speaks onstage at the 36th Annual Brooklyn Tribute to Dr.  Martin Luther King Jr.
District President Antonio Reynoso admitted to driving with an expired license and parking with an expired city-issued parking permit.
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“The reality is you can’t find a parking spot because too many people own cars on your block,” Reynoso told attendees at the virtual community forum. “I think you have the right to buy as many cars as you want, but with that comes the responsibility and the burden of finding parking. That is not my responsibility.”

He told attendees the city was doing people “a favor” by providing free on-street parking in neighborhoods, according to video of his comments, which went viral on Twitter.

But the Liberal Police’s own driving record shows the limits of the city’s three million free parking spaces – the BP itself has multiple violations for illegal parking. A photo posted to Twitter shows his Nissan parked in a no-parking zone – with his city poster on the dashboard.

Brooklyn sidewalk
A Twitter account posted photos of Reynoso’s car parked in front of a sidewalk ramp outside Borough Hall.

Public records, meanwhile, show the vehicle had 12 violations, including seven for illegal parking and four for expired registration or inspection stickers, according to the How’s My Driving NY database.

In a statement on Monday, Reynoso said “there is no excuse” for what he has done and insisted he “does not rely on the car very often”.

“I am in the process of updating all posters and registration information,” the statement said.

“This is an example of sheer hypocrisy on the part of Borough President Reynoso,” said a source close to City Hall. “He attached great importance to taking action against parking abuse. That’s why people think politicians like him are crooks.”

On Friday, police officers arrested an MTA employee for fraudulently using placards near Borough Hall. The @placardabuse account documented the parking scammer’s illegal behavior for months before police acted.

The anonymous poster keepers told The Post they were “pleased to see that the new Brooklyn Borough President has made good on his campaign promise to restore the public parkland around Borough Hall to the people, rather than continue to use it as an illegal parking lot for the employees of the borough.” Offices.”

“On the other hand, the issue with his expired vehicle registration and use of an expired City Council poster was disappointing,” the watchdog said in a direct message to The Post. “We appreciate that he responded promptly and respectfully when asked about this, which many other politicians failed to do when caught. Of course, there are differing views among our contributors as to whether his mea culpa was sincere and sufficient to warrant responsibility, or if he’s just another hypocrite trying to save face.

“We’ll see how hard he works to clean up the streets around his office, which continue to be choked by unsafe poster corruption, and we’ll be on the lookout for any other violations related to him or his office.” BK BP Reynoso admits driving and parking with outdated permits


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