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Were the spaces directional? If so, then it would be illegal to pull through. When I say directional, I mean were they slanted such that a person coming from one direction would be able to get into them easily while a person coming from the opposite direction would have to cut their car more than 90 degrees.
The pull-thru is only illegal when the parking spaces are angled. This is a law in New York generally.
It would be in all parking lots, even if they are private. I've actually gotten the same ticket, so I feel for you. Unfortunately, there is not much to do about it except maybe challenge the ticket by saying that it is a medical necessity.
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