Alternate Side Parking

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Many streets in New York have alternate side regulations, which allow for street cleaning. Most alternate side parking signs are clearly marked with signs featuring a "P" crossed by a broom. Some areas have three-hour restrictions (e.g. 8 am to 11 am) but times vary considerably.

The City suspends alternate side parking rules on the legal and religious holidays listed below, and makes emergency suspensions because of severe weather or other emergencies.

Some metered parking zones have alternate side parking rules. When alternate side parking is suspended for a holiday or other reason, the parking meters remain in effect.

Alternate side parking suspensions

There are multiple ways to find out about alternate side parking suspensions:

Emergency Suspensions

Alternate side regulations may be changed because of inclement weather or emergencies. DOT and the Department of Sanitation carefully consult weather reports before and during snowfalls in order to determine whether suspension is necessary. As weather patterns can change quickly, this decision must sometimes be made late in the day. After a snowfall, alternate side parking regulations will be restored so that plows can begin removing snow and ice from curbside lanes. Plowing helps to clear parking lanes and catch basins, which reduces the chance of melting snow flooding streets, and also helps return street cleaning operations back to normal.

To stay up-to-date on emergency suspensions, sign up for email alerts or follow @NYCASP on Twitter.

2018 Holiday Alternate Side Parking Suspensions

This calendar lists the legal and religious holidays with scheduled alternate side parking suspensions. The City also suspends alternate side rules due to weather and emergencies.

On major legal holidays, stopping, standing and parking are permitted except in areas where stopping, standing and parking rules are in effect seven days a week (e.g., “No Standing Anytime”). Parking meter regulations are also suspended on major legal holidays. The major legal holidays are New Years Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas. On all other holidays, only street cleaning rules are suspended, and other regulations remain in effect.

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*Major Legal Holiday
2018 Alternate Side Parking Suspension Calendar
Date Holiday
Monday, January 1 New Year's Day*
Monday, January 15 Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday
Monday, February 12 Lincoln's Birthday (Observed)
Wednesday, February 14 Ash Wednesday
Friday, February 16 Asian Lunar New Year
Monday, February 19 Washington's Birthday (Pres. Day)
Thursday, March 1 Purim
Thursday, March 29 Holy Thursday
Friday, March 30 Good Friday
Saturday-Sunday, March 31- April 1 Passover (1st/2nd Days)
Thursday, April 5 Holy Thursday (Orthodox)
Friday, April 6 Good Friday (Orthodox)
Friday-Saturday, April 6-7 Passover (7th/8th Days)
Thursday, May 10 Solemnity of Ascension
Sunday-Monday, May 20-May 21 Shavuot (2 Days)
Monday, May 28 Memorial Day*
Friday-Sunday, June 15-17 Eid al-Fitr (Idul-Fitr)
Wednesday, July 4 Independence Day*
Wednesday, August 15 Feast of the Assumption
Tuesday-Thursday, August 21-23 Eid al-Adha (Idul-Adha)
Monday, September 3 Labor Day*
Monday-Tuesday, September 10-11 Rosh Hashanah
Wednesday, September 19 Yom Kippur
Monday-Tuesday, September 24-25 Succoth (2 Days)
Monday, October 1 Shemini Atzereth
Tuesday, October 2 Simchas Torah
Monday, October 8 Columbus Day
Thursday, November 1 All Saints Day
Tuesday, November 6 Election Day
Wednesday, November 7 Diwali
Monday, November 12 Veterans Day (Observed)
Thursday, November 22 Thanksgiving Day*
Saturday, December 8 Immaculate Conception
Tuesday, December 25 Christmas Day*

Temporary Suspensions

Alternate side parking regulations may be suspended temporarily in parts of the City in order to post new regulations. When the Department of Sanitation must change street cleaning rules, regulations are suspended temporarily to allow DOT to update signs in the affected area. These suspensions do not affect parking rules other than alternate side parking rules.

When the new signage has been posted, the Department of Sanitation provides a weeklong grace period during which its crews will clean streets according to the newly posted schedule, but will not issue summonses. At the conclusion of the grace period, enforcement of the new rules begins.

Park Slope Alternate Side Parking Suspension Study

During the summer of 2008, DOT suspended ASP in Park Slope, Brooklyn. The study found that the suspension caused minimal impact on traffic and parking conditions in that neighborhood.