Alternate Side Parking

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Many streets in New York City have alternate side regulations, which allow for street cleaning. Most alternate side parking signs are clearly marked with signs featuring a "P" crossed by a broom. Some areas have three-hour restrictions (e.g. 8 am to 11 am) but times vary considerably.

The City suspends alternate side parking rules on the legal and religious holidays listed below, and makes emergency suspensions because of severe weather or other emergencies.

Some metered parking zones have alternate side parking rules. When alternate side parking is suspended for a holiday or other reason, the parking meters remain in effect.

Alternate Side Parking Suspensions

There are multiple ways to find out about alternate side parking suspensions:

Emergency Suspensions

Alternate side regulations may be changed because of inclement weather or emergencies. NYC DOT and the Department of Sanitation carefully consult weather reports before and during snowfalls in order to determine whether suspension is necessary. As weather patterns can change quickly, this decision must sometimes be made late in the day. After a snowfall, alternate side parking regulations will be restored so that plows can begin removing snow and ice from curbside lanes. Plowing helps to clear parking lanes and catch basins, which reduces the chance of melting snow flooding streets, and also helps return street cleaning operations back to normal.

To stay up-to-date on emergency suspensions, sign up for email alerts or follow @NYCASP on Twitter.

2022 Alternate Side Parking Suspension Calendar

This calendar lists the legal and religious holidays with scheduled alternate side parking suspensions. The City also suspends alternate side parking rules due to weather and emergencies.

On major legal holidays, stopping, standing and parking are permitted except in areas where stopping, standing and parking rules are in effect seven days a week (e.g., “No Standing Anytime”). Parking meter regulations are also suspended on major legal holidays. The major legal holidays are New Years’ Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas. On all other holidays, only street cleaning rules are suspended, and other regulations remain in effect. Download a printable 2022 ASP calendar (pdf) Download the 2022 ASP calendar in Arabic, Bengali, French, Greek, Haitian Creole, Italian, Korean, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Urdu or Yiddish (pdfs) Download a 2022 ASP calendar file (ics) Read instructions for importing the calendar file into Outlook, Google or OS X calendar applications

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*Major Legal Holiday

2022 Alternate Side Parking Suspension Calendar

Date Holiday
Saturday, January 1 New Year’s Day*
Thursday, January 6 Three Kings' Day
Monday, January 17 Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday
Monday, January 31 Lunar New Year's Eve
Tuesday, February 1 Lunar New Year
Saturday, February 12 Lincoln's Birthday
Monday, February 21 Washington's Birthday (President's Day)
Wednesday, March 2 Ash Wednesday
Thursday, March 17 Purim
Thursday, April 14 Holy Thursday
Friday, April 15 Good Friday
Saturday, April 16 Passover
Thursday, April 21 Holy Thursday (Orthodox)
Friday-Saturday, April 22-23 Passover (7th/8th Days)
Friday, April 22 Good Friday (Orthodox)
Monday-Wednesday, May 2-4 Idul-Fitr (Eid Al-Fitr)
Thursday, May 26 Solemnity of the Ascension
Monday, May 30 Memorial Day*
Monday, June 6 Shavuot
Monday, June 20 Juneteenth (observed)
Monday, July 4 Independence Day*
Saturday-Monday, July 9-11 Idul-Adha (Eid Al-Adha)
Monday, August 15 Feast of the Assumption
Monday, September 5 Labor Day*
Monday-Tuesday, September 26-27 Rosh Hashanah
Wednesday, October 5 Yom Kippur
Monday, October 10 Columbus Day
Monday-Tuesday, October 10-11 Succoth (2 Days)
Monday, October 17 Shemini Atzereth
Tuesday, October 18 Simchas Torah
Monday, October 24 Diwali
Tuesday, November 1 All Saints' Day
Tuesday, November 8 Election Day
Friday, November 11 Veteran’s Day
Thursday, November 24 Thanksgiving Day*
Thursday, December 8 Immaculate Conception
Monday, December 26 Christmas Day* (observed)

Temporary Suspensions

Alternate side parking regulations may be suspended temporarily in parts of the City in order to post new regulations. When the Department of Sanitation must change street cleaning rules, regulations are suspended temporarily to allow NYC DOT to update signs in the affected area. These suspensions do not affect parking rules other than alternate side parking rules.

When the new signage has been posted, the Department of Sanitation provides a weeklong grace period during which its crews will clean streets according to the newly posted schedule, but will not issue summonses. At the conclusion of the grace period, enforcement of the new rules begins.

Park Slope Alternate Side Parking Suspension Study

During the summer of 2008, NYC DOT suspended ASP in Park Slope, Brooklyn. The study found that the suspension caused minimal impact on traffic and parking conditions in that neighborhood.