Brooklyn, NY: Hidden Dumbo fire hydrant continues to trick drivers into getting tickets

Dumbo’s getting hosed.

A diminutive fire hydrant in the well-heeled Brooklyn neighborhood is responsible for more parking fines than any of its more robust cousins across the city, startling stats show.

Like most things in the Big Apple, part of the 2.5-foot-tall hydrant’s secret to success is location, location, location.

The hydrant is set back six feet from the curb in front of 70 Front St., lying in wait for unsuspecting drivers, who were ticketed 145 times from June 2018 to August 2019 — a grand total of $16,675 records show.

Most other hydrants, which range in height from two inches to a full foot taller, are set back no more than 2.3 feet from the curb. Only a hydrant outside a large apartment building at Creston Ave. in Fordham Heights in the Bronx came close to DUMBO’s lil’ devil — generating 142 tickets ($16,330) during that same time period.