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Press Release #09-040

Alternate Side Parking Regulations Suspended In Parts Of Downtown Brooklyn, Brooklyn Heights (South Of Joralemon Street), Boerum Hill, Fort Greene And Clinton Hill Starting Sept. 8 For Six To Eight Weeks As Dot Posts New, Reduced Street-Cleaning Regulations

New regulations will take effect in Downtown Brooklyn, DUMBO, Vinegar Hill, Fulton Ferry, and Brooklyn Heights (Joralemon Street and north) starting Sept. 14

Suspension is the final of three phases for neighborhoods in Community District 2

Effective Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2009, Street Cleaning/Alternate Side Parking Regulations will be temporarily suspended in small parts of the Downtown Brooklyn, Brooklyn Heights (south of Joralemon Street), Boerum Hill, Fort Greene and Clinton Hill sections of Brooklyn's Community District 2 for approximately six to eight weeks as the Department of Transportation (DOT) installs some 2,000 signs with new, reduced regulations. This is the third and final phase of the project to change signs throughout the district.

The second phase of the sign-replacement project is now complete, with signs in Downtown Brooklyn, DUMBO, Vinegar Hill, Fulton Ferry and Brooklyn Heights north of Joralemon Street having been replaced since July 13. The newly posted regulations will be enforceable on Monday, Sept. 14, giving residents two weeks to adjust to the new rules.

In the upcoming phase of the sign-replacement project, some daytime residential street cleaning parking restrictions are being reduced from twice a week to just once a week to ease parking for local residents. In other cases, only the time of day of the street-cleaning regulation will change. The new rules were established by the Department of Sanitation at the request of Community Board 2.

Street Cleaning Regulations (all parking signs marked with a broom symbol) will be suspended within the following borders from Sept. 8 until further notice:

North: Joralemon Street (not included) from Furman Street to Boerum Place;
Fulton Street (included) from Boerum Place to Classon Avenue.

East: Classon Avenue (included) from Fulton Street to Atlantic Avenue.

South: Atlantic Avenue (not included) from Furman Street to Court Street;
Court Street (not included) from Atlantic Avenue to Wyckoff Street;
Wyckoff Street/St. Mark’s Place (included) from Court Street to 4th Avenue;
4th Avenue (not included) from St. Mark's Place to Pacific Street;
4th Avenue (included) from Atlantic Avenue to Pacific Street;
Atlantic Avenue (included) from 4th Avenue to Classon Avenue.

West: Furman Street (included) from Atlantic Avenue to Joralemon Street.

As the attached map indicates, Street Cleaning Regulations will be in effect on Joralemon Street; on Atlantic Avenue west of Court Street; on Court Street from Atlantic Avenue to Wyckoff Street; and on 4th Avenue from St. Mark's Place to Pacific Street.

The regulations in the new work area will take effect once sign changes are complete in the entire area. 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. 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.

Street cleaning regulations sign
Only signs with a broom indicating Street Cleaning Regulations will be suspended for six to eight weeks starting September 8.

No Parking Sign
Signs with No Parking regulations, such as the one above, remain in effect, as do all parking meter regulations.

Regulations were similarly converted last year in Brooklyn's Community District 6. During that transition, DOT conducted a study which found that the suspension of Street Cleaning Regulations had minimal impact on traffic and parking conditions in the area.

For more information, please contact 311 or visit the Department of Sanitation's Web site at, or contact Brooklyn Community Board 2 at (718) 596-5410 or

See suspended map (pdf) and restored map (pdf).

See list of affected streets (pdf).