Midwood residents irritated over illegally parked trucks

MIDWOOD - Frustrated residents in Midwood have had it with trucks parking illegally and idling on their neighborhood streets, and city officials and politicians say they're going to make sure something's done about it.

Ben Lapidus, who lives in the area, says the trucks mostly park down by Washington Cemetery, but they have started moving closer to neighbors' homes due to a lack of space. He says sometimes the trucks are left idling overnight, making it hard for people to sleep with the noise and exhaust fumes.

Another resident, Tricia Capello, says the drivers also dump garbage on the side of the road, and added she had to call the police last year when a truck was abandoned with dead chickens inside.

City Councilman David Greenfield (D-Brooklyn) said he's working with the police, the Department of Transportation, and the Department of Environmental Protection to go over ticketing and parking signage in the area, along with any possible dangers of trucks left idling. Borough President Marty Markowitz's (D-Brooklyn) office says he is getting involved as well.

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