NYC To Resume Alternate-Side Parking Regulations

NEW YORK (AP) — Cars that have stayed in the same New York City parking spot since the post-Christmas blizzard will have to be moved.

The city Department of Transportation says alternate-side-of-the-street parking regulations will be back in effect on Monday.

Alternate-side parking has been suspended since a storm dumped nearly 2 feet of snow on the city on Dec. 26.

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  • Truther

    I see that at least a few morons think that anyone opposed to resuming alternate side enforcement must be simply whining over not wanting to “clean off” their car. It has nothing to do with that. If you just look out your window you’ll see that most streets can’t actually be cleaned (unless you live on a huge main street), due to the large frozen mountains of ice spotting both sides of the roads. So, all this regulation does is force people to fight over the far-fewer spots that are normally available (ie: when ice mounds don’t block half the spots on the street) while not cleaning anything. It’s a revenue-generating move, once again dumping on the backs of everyday working New Yorkers. This is total BS.

  • Hot Blooded

    Bet ya the street sweepers don’t leave the garage but the ticket agents do.

  • CT

    Heh, most blocks, if not all, around my nabe still have piles of frozen snow. I can move my car, but I hope the sweeper can get through those piles. Otherwise, it’s not really sweeping, but more like resume ticketing.

  • Larry Schwarz

    This makes sense but only if the department of sanitation clears the snow from these areas,that will make parking easier.If nothing is done then suspending parking makes no sense.

  • seneca651

    Shovel out you wagons and SUV and stop BS It `s been over 2 weeks!!!

  • Don Juan

    The purpose of Alternate Side is to clean the streets. But aside from the cars, most of the local streets in the outer boroughs are still covered with snow. So is it the intent of Sanitation to plow the streets or drive their “Brooms” ? Unfortunately, the latter will be impossible.

  • New Yorker GO YANKEES

    The blizzard was two full weeks ago. Your car should be cleaned off by now and moved by now.

    I have to agree with Bloomberg on this.

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