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Spotted! Jay Street planters keep getting moved by parking scofflaws

Bloom doom: Someone moved the Jay Street planters to a parking space on Monday.
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It’s the Jay Street Shuffle!

Someone — or someones — has been moving car-blocking planters the city has place on Jay Street to fend off scofflaw parkers as if they were chess pieces, reorganizing them almost every day to make sure they can leave their car on the busy block.

The heavy planters, which were installed last month, have been moved by muscle-bound drivers to a number of different places along the street, including inside the bus lane, inside the bike lane, and, most perplexing, within a legal parking space — where they were found Monday morning.

This week alone, the planters, which take the strength of at least two men to move — were found in two different places on Monday and Tuesday, only to be put back where they belong — inside a pedestrian safety zone between the bike lane and bus lane — by Tuesday night.

It is unclear where the planters will be at the time you are reading this story.

A Department of Transportation spokeswoman told this paper last week that no matter how often the planters are illegally moved, they will be relocated to the proper place as soon as possible.

For updates on where the planters are, check BrooklynPaper.com as often as you can.

Reach reporter Lauren Gill at lgill@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260–2511. Follow her on Twitter @laurenk_gill
Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

Tyler from pps says:
So.... enforcement of the illegal parking on the clearly marked area would be... what? Too much to ask for? The city wouldn't want the revenue from towing and ticketing? Hmmm....
April 5, 2017, 11:57 am
Frank from Furter says:
Where is the planter cam? Lots of cameras on jay street. Uniformed movers? Inquiring minds want to know...
April 5, 2017, 1:04 pm
Henry Ford from Bay Ridge says:
Just turn these spots into reserved spots for placard holders and move on to bigger issues. But instead, we will have our daily dose of NYPD/FDNY bashing. The ingratitude of some people is appalling.
April 5, 2017, 1:07 pm
Barbara Snoyod says:
Illegally moved??? Show me the law that says it's illegal to move a plant. This is BS!
April 5, 2017, 2:15 pm
Dave from Brooklyn says:
The ingratitude of city employees that get free parking placards is appalling.
April 5, 2017, 2:27 pm
Jim from Greenpoint says:
according the source Planters was moved by bikers to get some genitive attention.....
April 5, 2017, 4:59 pm
Jim from Greenpoint says:
according the source Planters was moved by bikers to get some negative attention.....
April 5, 2017, 5 pm
henry ford from mill basin says:
to henry ford from bay ridge - you are whats wrong with the security state "obey the cops and move on". you think parking is more important than people's lives, whats new, youre from bay ridge.
April 6, 2017, 9:21 am
Jack from NYC says:
@Barbara: I think moving these plants could constitute criminal tampering in the third degree, but IANAL.
April 6, 2017, 10:14 am
Tyler from pps says:
Barbara --
Let us know your address so we can move your stuff around, since there's "no law" about it.
April 6, 2017, 10:40 am
Resident from Brooklyn says:
This isn't bikers v. drivers. It's selfish people with placards (some of them fake) inconveniencing thousands of bus passengers every day by blocking bus lanes.
April 6, 2017, 11:05 am
djx from Harlem formerly Brooklyn says:
"This isn't bikers v. drivers. It's selfish people with placards (some of them fake) inconveniencing thousands of bus passengers every day by blocking bus lanes."

This.

At some point the police should stake the area out and arrest the people doing this. Hahaha - who am I kidding, it's probably come police actually moving the planters.
April 6, 2017, 11:18 am
Mike from Slope says:
Drivers are the most selfish human beings on the planet.
April 6, 2017, 11:52 am
Jay from Greenpoint says:
fact: bikers never respect pedestrians and red flashers of school buses what a shame !!
April 6, 2017, 12:05 pm
Elizabeth says:
I absolutely do respect red school bus flashers. I slow down, get off my bike, and walk it through them. All of which poses zero risk to the children who might come dashing out from behind the bus.
April 6, 2017, 2:16 pm
JarekFA from South Slope says:
They should leave them in the bus lanes. Otherwise, they get blocked by NYPD (marked and unmarked).

https://twitter.com/JarekFA/status/850093678785855489
April 6, 2017, 5:13 pm
Rhonda Bosch says:
The plants are full of bugs. They were probably moved by bicyclists who don't like getting bugs in their face. Of course the RACISTS who run this paper would accuse car drivers, and all you sheep just eat it up.
April 6, 2017, 5:43 pm

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