Alternate Side Parking

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.

2016 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
2016 Alternate Side Parking Suspension Calendar
Date Holiday
Friday, January 1 New Year's Day*
Monday, January 18 Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday
Monday, February 8 Asian Lunar New Year
Wednesday, February 10 Ash Wednesday
Friday, February 12 Lincoln's Birthday
Monday, February 15 Washington's Birthday (Pres. Day)
Thursday, March 24 Holy Thursday
Thursday, March 24 Purim
Friday, March 25 Good Friday
Saturday-Sunday, April 23-24 Passover (1st/2nd Days)
Thursday, April 28 Holy Thursday (Orthodox)
Friday, April 29 Good Friday (Orthodox)
Friday-Saturday, April 29-30 Passover (7th/8th Days)
Thursday, May 5 Solemnity of Ascension
Monday, May 30 Memorial Day*
Sunday-Monday, June 12-13 Shavuot (2 Days)
Monday, July 4 Independence Day*
Tuesday-Thursday, July 5-7 Eid al-Fitr
Monday, August 15 Feast of the Assumption
Monday, September 5 Labor Day*
Monday-Wednesday, September 12-14 Eid al-Adha
Monday-Tuesday, October 3-4 Rosh Hashanah
Monday, October 10 Columbus Day
Wednesday, October 12 Yom Kippur
Monday-Tuesday, October 17-18 Succoth (2 Days)
Monday, October 24 Shemini Atzereth
Tuesday, October 25 Simchas Torah
Sunday, October 30 Diwali
Tuesday, November 1 All Saints Day
Tuesday, November 8 Election Day
Friday, November 11 Veterans Day
Thursday, November 24 Thanksgiving Day*
Thursday, December 8 Immaculate Conception
Sunday-Monday, December 25-26 Christmas Day*

2017 Holiday Alternate Side Parking Suspensions

*Major Legal Holiday
2017 Alternate Side Parking Suspension Calendar
Date Holiday
Sunday, January 1 New Year's Day*
Monday, January 2 New Year's Day (Observed)*
Monday, January 16 Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday
Saturday, January 28 Asian Lunar New Year
Monday, February 13 Lincoln's Birthday (Observed)
Monday, February 20 Washington's Birthday (Pres. Day)
Wednesday, March 1 Ash Wednesday
Sunday, March 12 Purim
Tuesday-Wednesday, April 11-12 Passover (1st/2nd Days)
Thursday, April 13 Holy Thursday
Thursday, April 13 Holy Thursday (Orthodox)
Friday, April 14 Good Friday
Friday, April 14 Good Friday (Orthodox)
Monday-Tuesday, April 17-18 Passover (7th/8th Days)
Thursday, May 25 Solemnity of Ascension
Monday, May 29 Memorial Day*
Wednesday-Thursday, May 31-June 1 Shavuot (2 Days)
Sunday-Tuesday, June 25-27 Eid al-Fitr
Tuesday, July 4 Independence Day*
Tuesday, August 15 Feast of the Assumption
Friday-Sunday, September 1-3 Eid al-Adha
Monday, September 4 Labor Day*
Thursday-Friday, September 21-22 Rosh Hashanah
Saturday, September 30 Yom Kippur
Thursday-Friday, October 5-6 Succoth (2 Days)
Monday, October 9 Columbus Day
Thursday, October 12 Shemini Atzereth
Friday, October 13 Simchas Torah
Thursday, October 19 Diwali
Wednesday, November 1 All Saints Day
Tuesday, November 7 Election Day
Friday, November 10 Veterans Day (Observed)
Saturday, November 11 Veterans Day
Thursday, November 23 Thanksgiving Day*
Friday, December 8 Immaculate Conception
Monday, 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.