Press Releases

Press Release #08-018

Contact: Seth Solomonow/Craig Chin (DOT) (212) 442-7033

Street Cleaning Regulations Suspended in Parts of Boerum Hill, Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill and Gowanus, Brooklyn, Starting July 7 as DOT Starts Second Phase of Posting New Signs

New regulations will take effect in Park Slope July 14th

Effective Monday, July 7, Street Cleaning/Alternate Side Parking (ASP) Regulations will be temporarily suspended in parts of the Boerum Hill, Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill and Gowanus sections of Brooklyn's Community Board 6 for six to eight weeks as the Department of Transportation (DOT) installs 2,100 signs with new, reduced regulations.

In Park Slope, where the first phase of this sign replacement project started on May 19 and is now complete, the 2,800 newly posted ASP regulations will take effect and become enforceable on Monday, July 14.

In many cases, residential street cleaning parking restrictions are being 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 starting Monday, July 7, and lasting an estimated six to eight weeks:

North: Wyckoff Street (not included) from Court Street to 3rd Avenue
Saint Mark's Place (not included) from 3rd Avenue to 4th Avenue

East: 4th Avenue (included) from Saint Mark's Place to 15th Street

South: 15th Street (not included) from 4th Avenue to Hamilton Avenue
Hamilton Avenue (not included) from 15th Street to Court Street

West: Court Street (included) from Hamilton Avenue to Atlantic Avenue

The new Street Cleaning 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.

The 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.

Similar conversions and temporary suspensions of ASP rules will occur later this year in the remaining neighborhoods of Board 6, including Red Hook and Columbia Heights. A total of 9,200 signs are being changed in the district.

On Monday, July 14, new ASP regulations will take effect within the following borders of Park Slope:

North: Pacific Street (included) from 4th Avenue to 6th Avenue
6th Avenue (not included) from Pacific Street to Flatbush Avenue
West side of Flatbush Avenue (included) from 6th Avenue to Plaza Street West

East: Plaza Street West (included) from Flatbush Avenue to Union Street
Prospect Park West (included) from Union Street to Bartel Pritchard Square
Bartel Pritchard Square (included) from Prospect Park West to 15th Street

South: 15th Street (not included) from Prospect Park West to 4th Avenue

West: 4th Avenue (not included) from 15th Street to Saint Mark's Place 4th Avenue (included) from Saint Mark's Place to Pacific Street

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