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NYC Alternate Side Parking Rules, Street Cleaning Map & ASP Suspensions!

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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.

UPDATE: Beginning Monday, June 29, 2020,
– Residential streets that have multiple ASP days will be cleaned only once per week – the latest day in the week. If a parking sign indicates street cleaning on Monday and Thursday, street cleaning will only happen on Thursday.

– Commercial streets that are cleaned every day will keep the same schedule

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

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 (see link below), during emergencies such as severe weather and occasionally makes temporary suspensions to change signage.

Legal and religious holidays for 2020

Parking Holiday Date
New Year’s day Jan 01, 2021
Three King’s Day Jan 06, 2021
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Jan 18, 2021
snow operations Jan 26, 2021
Lunar New Year’s Eve Feb 11, 2021
Lincoln’s Birthday Feb 12, 2021
Lunar New Year Feb 12, 2021
President’s Day Feb 15, 2021
Ash Wednesday Feb 17, 2021
Purim Feb 26, 2021
Passover (1st/2nd Days) Mar 28 to Mar 29, 2021
Holy Thursday Apr 01, 2021
Good Friday Apr 02, 2021
Passover (7th/8th Days) Apr 03 to Apr 04, 2021
Holy Thursday (Orthodox) Apr 29, 2021
Good Friday (Orthodox) Apr 30, 2021
Eid al-Fitr (Idul-Fitr) May 13 to May 15, 2021
Solemnity of Ascension May 13, 2021
Shavuot May 17 to May 18, 2021
Memorial Day May 31, 2021
Independence Day Jul 04 to Jul 05, 2021
Eid al-Adha (Idul-Adha) Jul 19 to Jul 21, 2021
Feast of the Assumption Aug 15, 2021
Labor Day Sep 06, 2021
Rosh Hashanah Sep 07 to Sep 08, 2021
Yom Kippur Sep 16, 2021
Succoth Sep 21 to Sep 22, 2021
Shemini Atzereth Sep 28, 2021
Simchas Torah Sep 29, 2021
Columbus Day Oct 11, 2021
All Saints Day Nov 01, 2021
Election Day Nov 02, 2021
Diwali Nov 04, 2021
Veterans Day Nov 11, 2021
Thanksgiving Day Nov 25, 2021
Immaculate Conception Dec 08, 2021
Christmas Day Dec 25, 2021

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. In 2016, they totaled $440 million! Street Cleaning NYC was the #1 parking violation in Brooklyn, The Bronx and Queens!

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.

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.

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