School Safety Agents Victims of Ticket Blitz - Floyd Gets Action.
For decades, School Safety Agents at Curtis High School on Staten Island were allowed to park on the street in areas designated “no standing school days” using NYPD issued placards. That tradition recently ended when 8 Agents received $115 parking tickets. Teachers have been allowed to park in the school lot and on the sidewalk.
With the Mayor issuing 50,000 new parking permits for teachers and principals without identifying new parking spots, the Agents felt they were targeted. Local 237 President alerted CBS-TV reporter Marcia Kramer to the double standard and she spoke on camera to an Agent–whose identification was concealed. The parking tickets were rescinded. To view the entire interview go to: http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2017/06/12/de-blasio-parking-placards/
Hercules Cornish went to work for the Housing Authority as a caretaker J in 1952 and retired 24 years later as a stores worker. He died the year following this interview, which was conducted in June 1999.
Originally I was from Harlem, but when I came out of the service in 1945 my wife had moved to the Bronx, so I moved there, too. I went to work for the New York City Housing Authority in 1952.