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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 HolidayDate
New Year’s dayJan 01, 2020
Three King’s DayJan 06, 2020
Martin Luther King, Jr. DayJan 20, 2020
Lunar New Year’s EveJan 24, 2020
Lunar New YearJan 25, 2020
Lincoln’s BirthdayFeb 12, 2020
President’s DayFeb 17, 2020
Ash WednesdayFeb 26, 2020
PurimMar 10, 2020
CoronavirusMar 18 to Mar 24, 2020
CoronavirusMar 25 to May 16, 2020
Holy ThursdayApr 09, 2020
Good FridayApr 10, 2020
Passover (7th/8th Days)Apr 15 to Apr 16, 2020
Holy Thursday (Orthodox)Apr 16, 2020
Good Friday (Orthodox)Apr 17, 2020
Solemnity of AscensionMay 21, 2020
Eid al-Fitr (Idul-Fitr)May 24 to May 26, 2020
CoronavirusMay 25 to Jun 07, 2020
Memorial DayMay 25, 2020
ShavuotMay 29 to May 30, 2020
Independence DayJul 03 to Jul 04, 2020
Eid al-Adha (Idul-Adha)Jul 30 to Aug 01, 2020
Feast of the AssumptionAug 15, 2020
Labor DaySep 07, 2020
Rosh HashanahSep 19 to Sep 20, 2020
Yom KippurSep 28, 2020
SuccothOct 03 to Oct 04, 2020
Shemini AtzerethOct 10, 2020
Simchas TorahOct 11, 2020
Columbus DayOct 12, 2020
All Saints DayNov 01, 2020
Election DayNov 03, 2020
Veterans DayNov 11, 2020
DiwaliNov 14, 2020
Thanksgiving DayNov 26, 2020
Immaculate ConceptionDec 08, 2020
Christmas DayDec 25, 2020

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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