There are more than three dozen legal and religious holidays in New York City in 2019 when alternate side parking (ASP) rules are suspended, and you don’t have to move your car.
Note that No Stopping, No Standing, No Parking and parking meter regulations remain in effect on all but six of those holidays.
They are suspended only on what are called major legal holidays: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.
Alternate Side Parking rules also may be suspended because of snow emergencies or other emergencies.
It’s important to know NYC parking rules, since a parking ticket could cost you $100 or more.
Alternate-side parking rules
Alternate-side parking refers to the clearing of parked cars on New York City streets, usually once or twice a week, to accommodate the Department of Sanitation street-sweeping. It’s also a way of forcing owners to move their cars on a regular basis, and not turn parts of public streets into personal free garage space.
You risk a parking ticket if you don’t follow the rules and move your vehicle for the time prescribed on the street sign nearest to where you had been parking.
Additional parking rules
In addition to alternate-side parking rules, be aware of other parking signs and rules. Violating any of these during the times listed on the signs also could mean you are ticketed, or ticketed and towed away.