Press Releases

Press Release #08-013

Contact: Seth Solomonow (DOT) (212) 442-7033

Alternate Side Parking Regulations Suspended in Park Slope, Brooklyn from May 19 Until Further Notice as DOT Posts New, Reduced Street-Cleaning Restrictions

Suspension is the first of four for neighborhoods in Community Board 6

Effective Monday, May 19, 2008, Street Cleaning/Alternate Side Parking Regulations will be temporarily suspended in the Park Slope section of Brooklyn's Community Board 6 until further notice as the Department of Transportation (DOT) installs signs with new, reduced regulations. In many cases, residential street cleaning parking restrictions will be reduced from three-hour intervals to just 90 minutes, and from twice a week to just once a week, to ease parking for local residents. On commercial corridors, some streets will now be cleaned more often and regulations will be better coordinated to help ensure some curbside parking for local shoppers. The new rules were established by the Department of Sanitation.

Street Cleaning Regulations will be suspended within the following borders from May 19 until further notice. See map (pdf)

  • North: Pacific St. (included) from 4th Ave. to 6th Ave.;
    6th Ave. (not included) from Pacific St. to Flatbush Ave.;
    West side of Flatbush Ave. (included) from 6th Ave. to Plaza St. West.
  • East: Plaza Street West (included) from Flatbush Ave. to Union St.;
    Prospect Park West (included) from Union St. to Bartel Pritchard Square;
    Bartel Pritchard Square (included) from Prospect Park West to 15th St.
  • South: 15th St. (not included) from Prospect Park West to 4th Ave.
  • West: 4th Ave. (not included) from 15th St. to Saint Mark's Pl.;
    4th Ave. (included) from Saint Mark's Pl. to Pacific St..

The new Street Cleaning Regulations will take effect once sign changes are complete in the entire area, also indicated on the map. The DOT will give advance notification before enforcement resumes.

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.

Similar conversions and temporary suspensions of ASP rules will occur later this year in Board 6's Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens and Red Hook neighborhoods.

For more information, please contact the Citizen Service Center at 311 or visit the Department of Sanitation's web site at, or contact Brooklyn Community Board 6 at (718) 643-3027 or online at