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Press Release #12-31

Reduced Parking Restrictions Coming to Sunset Park and Greenwood Heights, Brooklyn

Alternate Side Parking regulations to be suspended in parts of Sunset Park and Greenwood Heights sections of Brooklyn Community District 7 starting Monday, June 25th as DOT posts new street-cleaning regulations reducing residential street cleaning parking restrictions to ease parking for local residents

Suspension is the second of two phases for neighborhoods in Brooklyn CB7

New Street Cleaning regulations for the first phase installation, announced in the Spring and recently completed, will take effect in parts of Sunset Park, Greenwood Heights and Windsor Terrace starting July 2nd

Effective Monday, June 25th Street Cleaning/Alternate Side Parking (ASP) regulations will be temporarily suspended in parts of the Sunset Park and Greenwood Heights neighborhoods of Brooklyn Community District 7 for approximately six weeks as the Department of Transportation (DOT) begins the second of two phases to install new, reduced parking regulations. Approximately 2,400 signs in the area will be installed during this phase, reducing residential street cleaning parking restrictions from twice a week to just once a week to ease parking for local residents. The new rules were established by the Department of Sanitation at the request of Community Board 7, which became the first community to receive reduced parking regulations since legislation passed the City Council in 2011 allowing for a reduction if streets within the Community District met City standards for cleanliness. To be eligible for such a reduction, the boards must receive an average street cleanliness scorecard rating of at least 90 for two consecutive fiscal years. Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg announced in September 2009 that the City would continue to reduce parking restrictions in additional locations if street cleanliness ratings remained at high levels, following the implementation of pilot programs in Brooklyn’s Community Districts 2 and 6, and immediately prior to a reduction pilot commencing in Community District 8 in the Bronx.

Starting June 25th and continuing until further notice, street cleaning regulations (all parking signs marked with a broom symbol) will be suspended within the following borders and DOT will give advance notification before enforcement resumes:

  • North: 15th Street (included) from Hamilton Avenue to Fourth Avenue.
  • East: Fourth Avenue (not included) from 15th Street to 65th Street.
  • South: 65th Street (not included) from Fourth Avenue to the Bulkhead.
  • West: the Bulkhead from 65th Street to 15th Street.

This map indicates where street cleaning regulations will be suspended starting June 25th:

Starting on July 2nd, new street cleaning regulations (all parking signs marked with a broom symbol), installed over a three-month period starting earlier this year, will take effect within the following borders:

  • North: 15th Street (included) from 4th Avenue to Prospect Park West. Prospect Park Southwest (included) from Prospect Park West to Park Circle. Coney Island Avenue (not included) from Park Circle to Caton Avenue.
  • East: Caton Avenue (not included) from Coney Island Avenue to Fort Hamilton Parkway. Fort Hamilton Parkway (not included) from Caton Avenue to 37th Street. 37th Street (not included) from Fort Hamilton Parkway to 8th Avenue. 8th Avenue (included) from 37th Street to 61st Street.
  • South: Long Island Railroad Cut from Eighth Avenue to Fifth Avenue. 65th Street (not included) from Fifth Avenue to Fourth Avenue.
  • West: Fourth Avenue (included) from 65th Street to 15th Street.

This map indicates where street cleaning regulations will be restored July 2nd:

The second phase of regulations will take effect once sign changes are complete in the entire area. 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. The public is encouraged to check the DOT's web site at www.nyc.gov/dot and to call 311 regularly.

Prior to the new law, regulations were similarly converted in previous years in Brooklyn’s Community District 2 and Community District 6, as well as Community District 8 in the Bronx.

For more information, please contact 311 or visit the Department of Sanitation’s web site at www.nyc.gov/sanitation, or the Community Board 7 web site at http://www.brooklyncb7.org/

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