Press Releases

Press Release #09-028

Contact: Seth Solomonow (DOT) (212) 839-4850

Alternate Side Parking Regulations Suspended in Downtown Brooklyn, Dumbo, Vinegar Hill, Fulton Ferry and Brooklyn Heights (Joralemon Street and North) Starting July 13 For Six to Eight Weeks as DOT Posts New, Reduced Street-Cleaning Regulations

New regulations will take effect in Fort Greene and Clinton Hill Starting July 20
Suspension is the second of three phases for neighborhoods in Community District 2

Effective Monday, July 13, 2009, Street Cleaning/Alternate Side Parking Regulations will be temporarily suspended in Downtown Brooklyn, DUMBO, Vinegar Hill, Fulton Ferry, and parts of the Brooklyn Heights area of Brooklyn's Community District 2 for approximately six to eight weeks as the Department of Transportation (DOT) installs some 2,000 signs with new, reduced regulations. This is the second of a three-phase project to change signs throughout the district. Parts of Brooklyn Heights south of Joralemon Street will not be included in the second phase of the suspension and will remain subject to posted parking regulations.

The first phase of the sign-replacement project is now complete, with signs in the Fort Greene and Clinton Hill sections of the district having been replaced since May 18. The newly posted regulations will be enforceable on Monday, July 20, giving residents two weeks to adjust to the new rules.

In the upcoming phase of the sign-replacement project, some daytime residential street cleaning parking restrictions are being reduced from twice a week to just once a week to ease parking for local residents. In other cases, only the time of day of the street-cleaning regulation will change. The new rules were established by the Department of Sanitation at the request of Community Board 2.

Street Cleaning Regulations (all parking signs marked with a broom symbol) will be suspended within the following borders from July 13 until further notice:

North: East River from Furman Street to Hudson Avenue.

East: Hudson Avenue (included) from John Street to Navy Street, including Plymouth Street, Little Street and Evans Street; Navy Street (included) from Hudson Avenue to Myrtle Avenue; Myrtle Avenue (not included) from Navy Street to Flatbush Avenue; Flatbush Avenue (included) from Myrtle Avenue to Fulton Street.

South: Fulton Street (not included) from Flatbush Avenue to Adams Street; Joralemon Street (included) from Adams Street to East River.

West: Furman Street (included) from Joralemon Street to Old Fulton Street.

The new regulations will take effect once sign changes are complete in the entire area, also indicated on the attached map. The changes do not affect 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. parking rules or meter regulations, or any other parking rules that are not street cleaning regulations, such as one-day-per-week No Parking restrictions common to Brooklyn Heights (see below). DOT will give advance notification before enforcement resumes, and the public is encouraged to check the DOT's Web site at and call 311 regularly.

Street cleaning regulations sign
Only signs with a broom indicating street cleaning regulations will be suspended for six to eight weeks starting July 13.

No Parking Sign
Signs with No Parking regulations, such as the one above, remain in effect, as do all parking meter regulations.

Similar conversions and temporary suspensions of ASP rules will occur later this year in the remaining neighborhoods within Community District 2.

Regulations were similarly converted last year in Brooklyn's Community District 6. During that transition, DOT conducted a study which found that the suspension of ASP regulations had minimal impact on traffic and parking conditions in the area.

For more information, please contact 311 or visit the Department of Sanitation's Web site at, or contact Brooklyn Community Board 2 at (718) 596-5410 or

See suspended map and restored map.

Read the press release (pdf)