Woman Hit With Multiple Tickets After City Moves Car For Bike Rack

CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — An NYU student has finally won a battle with the city, over $475 in wrongful parking fines she racked up when her car was moved by the city to an illegal spot.

As WCBS 880’s Jim Smith reported, graduate student Patricia Preston, 27, had parked her Honda Civic on East 2nd Street between avenues A and B in Alphabet City on April 30, according to a New York Post report. But when she came back, she found her car was no longer there, and a Citi Bike bike sharing rack had appeared where it had been once parked, the newspaper reported.

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A tow truck had moved Preston’s car so the Citi Bike rack could be installed, and the towing crew dropped the car off in…

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