Residents win big with casino parking bill

Lawmakers say Yonkers residents who live near the Empire City casino will soon have much more parking to choose from.

Assemblyman Mike Spano (D-Yonkers) and state Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D-Yonkers) say Gov. David Paterson has signed a bill requiring anyone who parks within five blocks of the Yonkers Raceway to have a permit.

Police have for years received complaints about casino and raceway fans who park on side streets, limiting spaces for local residents.

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