Alternate side parking (ASP) is the NYC parking rule that forces the clearing of parked cars to accommodate the street cleaning schedule. It happens once or twice a week in many areas of Manhattan, The Bronx, Queens and Brooklyn. If you park during alternate side parking hours, you are likely to get a street cleaning ticket.
There are signs on the side of the street to inform residents of the alternate side parking hours. These may differ radically from one block to another. To make it easy for you to find the NYC alternate side parking calendar, you can use this map and tap on any spot to view the hours of enforcement.
No, you can’t legally park until the end time of any parking rule. Street sweepers will occasionally go around the block twice. It is common in the fall when leaves are likely to clog the brushes. You would still be at risk of getting a street cleaning NYC ticket.
A street cleaning NYC ticket costs $65 if you live in Manhattan on 96th Street or below and $45 in all other areas including Brooklyn, The Bronx and Queens.
Alternate side parking is suspended during the legal and religious holidays below and during bad weather (in particular snowstorms) to facilitate the work of city services and to keep cars off the streets during chaos.
New Year's Day - Jan 1
Three King's Day - Jan 6
Martin Luther King Day - Jan 21
Lunar New Year's Eve - Feb 4
Lunar New Year - Feb 5
Lincoln's Birthday - Feb 12
Presidents Day - Feb 18
Ash Wednesday - Mar 6
Purim - Mar 21
Holy Thursday - Apr 18
Good Friday - Apr 19
Passover (1st/2nd Days) - Apr 20 to Apr 21
Holy Thursday (Orthodox) - Apr 25
Good Friday (Orthodox) - Apr 26
Passover (7th/8th Days) - Apr 26 to Apr 27
Memorial Day - May 27
Solemnity of Ascension - May 30
Eid al-Fitr (Idul-Fitr) - Jun 4 to Jun 6
Shavuot (2 Days) - Jun 9 to Jun 10
Independence Day - Jul 4
Eid al-Adha (Idul-Adha) - Aug 11 to Aug 13
Feast of the Assumption - Aug 15
Labor Day - Sep 2
Rosh Hashanah - Sep 30 to Oct 1
Yom Kippur - Oct 9
Columbus Day - Oct 14
Succoth (2 Days) - Oct 14 to Oct 15
Shemini Atzereth - Oct 21
Simchas Torah - Oct 22
Diwali - Oct 27
All Saints Day - Nov 1
Election Day - Nov 5
Veterans Day - Nov 11
Thanksgiving Day - Nov 28
Immaculate Conception - Dec 8
Christmas Day - Dec 25