On the traffic-clogged streets of the Tar River-university neighborhood, where parking is coveted like the rarest of treasures, any piece of grass, gravel or concrete is fair game for a college student in need of a spot.
Controlled-parking zones, specially marked curbs and city permitting laws are ignored in the residential district just north of East Carolina University.
In some areas, yards in both the front and back of residences are entirely used for parking, according to the findings of a walk-through of the neighborhood on Tuesday by a work group formed to revive the historic waterfront community.
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