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Alternate side parking (or 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 so read this guide carefully 🙂

What time is Alternate Side Parking enforced?

Most areas have either 1½ hour or 3-hour restrictions but the hours of enforcement vary a lot – you will find them posted on the parking signs. To check the hours for any parking spot in Manhattan, The Bronx, Queens, and Brooklyn you can simply use our map below and tap on a parking spot.

See the map below to see how long you can park before the next street cleaning:

NYC Street Cleaning Map & Schedule

In NYC, Alternate Side Parking Reform is NO LONGER in effect since July 5 2022. You can read about it here. Street Cleaning now happens on ALL the days listed on the signs.

Is it legal to park after the Street Sweeper passes?

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.

When is Alternate Side Parking Suspended?

The City of New York suspends alternate side parking rules during legal and religious holidays, during emergencies such as severe weather and occasionally makes temporary suspensions to change signage.

Legal and religious holidays for 2022

Start DateParking HolidayEnd Date
2024-01-01New Year's Day2024-01-01
2024-01-06Three King's Day2024-01-06
2024-01-15Martin Luther King, Jr. Day2024-01-15
2024-02-09Lunar New Year’s Eve2024-02-09
2024-02-10Lunar New Year2024-02-10
2024-02-12Lincoln's Birthday2024-02-12
2024-02-13Winter storm operations2024-02-13
2024-02-14Ash Wednesday2024-02-14
2024-02-17Weather Operations2024-02-17
2024-02-19Washington's Birthday (Presidents' Day)2024-02-19
2024-03-28Holy Thursday2024-03-28
2024-03-29Good Friday2024-03-29
2024-04-10Eid al-Fitr (Idul-Fitr)2024-04-11
2024-04-29Passover (7th/8th Days)2024-04-30
2024-05-02Holy Thursday (Orthodox)2024-05-02
2024-05-03Good Friday (Orthodox)2024-05-03
2024-05-09Solemnity of the Ascension2024-05-09
2024-05-27Memorial Day2024-05-27
2024-06-17Eid al-Adha (Idul-Adha)2024-06-18
2024-07-04Independence Day2024-07-04
2024-08-13Tisha B'Av2024-08-13
2024-08-15Feast of the Assumption2024-08-15
2024-09-02Labor Day2024-09-02
2024-10-03Rosh Hashanah2024-10-04
2024-10-12Yom Kippur2024-10-11
2024-10-14Italian Heritage Day/Indigenous Peoples' Day2024-10-14
2024-10-24Shemini Atzereth2024-10-24
2024-10-25Simchas Torah2024-10-25
2024-11-01All Saints Day2024-11-01
2024-11-05Election Day2024-11-05
2024-11-11Veterans day2024-11-11
2024-11-28Thanksgiving Day2024-11-28
2024-12-09Immaculate Conception2024-12-09
2024-12-25Christmas Day2024-12-25

Emergency suspensions (in particular snowstorms)

The City of New York suspends alternate side parking during severe weather such as snowstorms to facilitate the work of city services and to keep cars off the streets during chaos. Once the snowstorm is over, ASP rules will be enforced again so that plows can begin removing snow from the parking lanes and help restore normal street cleaning operations. The City of New York provides real-time information through their dedicated Twitter account for ASP below.
Tweets by NYCASP

How much is a Street Cleaning Ticket in NYC?

NYC parking tickets are among the most expensive in the country and in 2021 Street Cleaning NYC was the #1 parking violation in the city! Read more about our latest NYC Parking tickets study.

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.

Chart - NYC Parking Tickets (2016)

So how do I avoid getting a Street Cleaning Ticket?

There are two main reasons why this ticket is so common:

  • Parking signs are often hard to understand
  • Many people simply forget about it because they didn’t set a reminder/alarm

A few services to track the alternate side parking schedule are currently available. New York City DOT has a NYC alternate side parking map but the search is very complicated and it’s not mobile-friendly. Other companies also offer a map but the data is often missing or inaccurate.

The SpotAngels app is the easiest way to deal with the issue. It is used by thousands of NYC residents who constantly keep the parking rules updated. It was featured on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store as the best parking app in the US and described as “Waze for parking” and “the parking hero we’ve needed but never had”.

Bonus: You can set the app to run in the background to AUTOMATICALLY set a reminder for alternate side parking each time you park.


How do I get notified if I got a ticket

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Enter your email and license plate and SpotAngels will notify you if you get a new ticket

1 Comment

  1. Theofus Reid Reply

    Teachers throughout NYC should be exempt from almost all parking restrictions as are other entities in this great State. Our Teachers whom are shaping the minds and preparing the future Leaders/ Citizens. And they have to waste 45minutes and 20 blocks looking for as wellas parking before they begin teaching.

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