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Alternate Side Parking Rules to Return in August

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July 24, 2020 By Allie Griffin

Alternate side parking rules will return for all of next month, beginning Monday, Aug. 3, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced today.

The city has repeatedly suspended the street parking rules during the coronavirus pandemic, so that New Yorkers don’t have to move their cars for street cleaning.

Alternate side parking will be suspended again next week through Sunday, Aug. 2 and then return to its regular schedule.

“We’re going to resume alternate side parking on an ongoing basis,” de Blasio said.

Drivers will have to move their cars on a weekly basis once again to avoid a ticket from Monday, Aug. 3 through Saturday, Sept. 5.

He added that return of street parking rules and regular street cleaning is another step toward normalcy for New York City after battling the pandemic.

However, people who live on streets where they must move their cars more than once a week no longer need to do so.

“We want to address that issue, make it easier for you,” de Blasio said.

Residential streets that have historically had street cleaning twice or more a week per side will only be cleaned once per side.

Each side will be cleaned on the latest day of the week posted. For example, if the right side of the street is normally cleaned on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, it will only be cleaned Saturdays.

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“Many many New Yorkers care deeply about alternate side parking because it affects so many people’s everyday lives,” de Blasio said.

“We’re going back to it, but we’re going to try to do it in a way that makes sense and makes it easier for the people of this city.”

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Vicky

Since the return and expansion of outdoor dining city streets in those areas have never been cleaner. Most restaurants and bars have no choice but to sweep the streets if they want customers to dine with them. To me its the surrounding area where customers are throwing their trash, vomiting and urinating on the streets that need cleaning. Just visit a residential area near the outdoor dining and you will see what i mean.

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ABoondy

how will this work when you have restaurants setting up barriers in street parking areas with tables and chairs? will they get fined for blocking street cleaning?

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Jackie

Yea a lot of those that fled are back. Why not make some money off of working families who could still afford a car.

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Jill

Street are a mess. Glad street cleaning is back. Our streets are not parking lots. Rent a garage. Hope the city cleaning streets are careful driving with all the outside dining and homeless on the streets.

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Get over yourself Jill.go back to the Mid-West

People have been parking their cars on the streets of NYC forever.Most apartment buildings and private homes in NYC don’t have garages. Besides, there are no municipal garages in Sunnyside, except on Barnett Avenue and it’s filled to capacity.

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Beatrice

Jill not everyone can find a garage for their cars.
Right now we have restaurants that are occupying parking space. Why would you even think to sit outdoors to eat with street heat and car traffic ? Ugh

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