Alternate Side Parking

Alternate Side Parking (ASP) updates:

  • NYC ASP Reform: When ASP is in effect, non-metered residential side streets that have multiple ASP days will be cleaned – with vehicles required to be moved – only on the latest day in the week on each side, until further notice.

  • Parking meters remain in effect.

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Many streets in New York City have alternate side regulations, which allow for street cleaning. Most alternate side parking signs are clearly marked with signs featuring a "P" crossed by a broom. Some areas have three-hour restrictions (e.g. 8 am to 11 am) but times vary considerably.

The City suspends alternate side parking rules on the legal and religious holidays listed below, and makes emergency suspensions because of severe weather or other emergencies.

Some metered parking zones have alternate side parking rules. When alternate side parking is suspended for a holiday or other reason, the parking meters remain in effect.

Alternate Side Parking Reform

Alternate Side Parking regulation sign with an X over Monday, only Thursday is visible. A second Alternate Side Parking regulation sign with three days listed. A large X is covering Tuesday and Friday, only Saturday is visible.
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Streets without parking meters will be cleaned no more than once per week, per side. Non-metered streets that have multiple ASP days will be cleaned – with vehicles required to be moved – only on the latest day in the week on each side, as indicated on each street’s currently posted signage. Streets that have just one day of ASP regulations on each side will not change.

Streets with multiple ASP days will be cleaned on the last day of the week, as posted on each street’s currently posted sign. For example, a street with ASP regulations posted on Tuesday and Friday will now be cleaned on Friday only.

Amended rules pertain to streets without parking meters, and not to streets with parking meters. Daily sweeping regulations in metered areas will not change, and DSNY will continue cleaning streets with posted No Standing, No Stopping and No Parking regulations as needed.

The City will continue with these amended ASP regulations until further notice.

DSNY’s Alternate Side Parking Reform FAQ

Alternate Side Parking Suspensions

There are multiple ways to find out about alternate side parking suspensions:

Emergency Suspensions

Alternate side regulations may be changed because of inclement weather or emergencies. DOT and the Department of Sanitation carefully consult weather reports before and during snowfalls in order to determine whether suspension is necessary. As weather patterns can change quickly, this decision must sometimes be made late in the day. After a snowfall, alternate side parking regulations will be restored so that plows can begin removing snow and ice from curbside lanes. Plowing helps to clear parking lanes and catch basins, which reduces the chance of melting snow flooding streets, and also helps return street cleaning operations back to normal.

To stay up-to-date on emergency suspensions, sign up for email alerts or follow @NYCASP on Twitter.

2021 Alternate Side Parking Suspension Calendar

This calendar lists the legal and religious holidays with scheduled alternate side parking suspensions. The City also suspends alternate side rules due to weather and emergencies.

On major legal holidays, stopping, standing and parking are permitted except in areas where stopping, standing and parking rules are in effect seven days a week (e.g., “No Standing Anytime”). Parking meter regulations are also suspended on major legal holidays. The major legal holidays are New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas. On all other holidays, only street cleaning rules are suspended, and other regulations remain in effect.

Download a printable 2021 ASP calendar (pdf) Download the 2021 calendar in Arabic, Bengali, French, Greek, Haitian Creole, Italian, Korean, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Standard Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Urdu or Yiddish (pdfs) Download a 2021 calendar file (ics) for calendaring software (e.g. Microsoft Outlook or Google Calendar) Read instructions for importing the calendar file into Outlook, Google or OS X calendars applications

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*Major Legal Holiday

2021 Alternate Side Parking Suspension Calendar

Date Holiday
Friday, January 1 New Year's Day*
Wednesday, January 6 Three Kings' Day
Monday January 18 Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday
Thursday, February 11 Lunar New Year's Eve
Friday, February 12 Lunar New Year
Friday, February 12 Lincoln's Birthday
Monday, February 15 Washington's Birthday (President's Day)
Wednesday, February 17 Ash Wednesday
Friday, February 26 Purim
Sunday-Monday, March 28-29 Passover (1st/2nd Days)
Thursday, April 1 Holy Thursday
Friday, April 2 Good Friday
Saturday-Sunday, April 3-4 Passover (7th/8th Days)
Thursday, April 29 Holy Thursday (Orthodox)
Friday, April 30 Good Friday (Orthodox)
Thursday-Saturday, May 13-15 Idul-Fitr (Eid Al-Fitr)
Thursday, May 13 Solemnity of the Ascension
Monday-Tuesday, May 17-18 Shavuot (2 Days)
Monday, May 31 Memorial Day*
Saturday, June 19 Juneteenth
Sunday-Monday, July 4-5 Independence Day*
Monday-Wednesday, July 19-21 Idul-Adha (Eid Al-Adha)
Sunday, August 15 Feast of the Assumption
Monday, September 6 Labor Day*
Tuesday-Wednesday, September 7-8 Rosh Hashanah
Thursday, September 16 Yom Kippur
Tuesday-Wednesday, September 21-22 Succoth (2 Days)
Tuesday, September 28 Shemini Atzereth
Wednesday, September 29 Simchas Torah
Monday, October 11 Columbus Day
Monday, November 1 All Saints' Day
Tuesday, November 2 Election Day
Thursday, November 4 Diwali
Thursday, November 11 Veteran’s Day
Thursday, November 25 Thanksgiving Day*
Wednesday December 8 Immaculate Conception
Friday-Saturday, December 24-25 Christmas Day*
Friday-Saturday, December 31-January 1 New Year's Day* (2022)

Temporary Suspensions

Alternate side parking regulations may be suspended temporarily in parts of the City in order to post new regulations. When the Department of Sanitation must change street cleaning rules, regulations are suspended temporarily to allow DOT to update signs in the affected area. These suspensions do not affect parking rules other than alternate side parking rules.

When the new signage has been posted, the Department of Sanitation provides a weeklong grace period during which its crews will clean streets according to the newly posted schedule, but will not issue summonses. At the conclusion of the grace period, enforcement of the new rules begins.

Park Slope Alternate Side Parking Suspension Study

During the summer of 2008, DOT suspended ASP in Park Slope, Brooklyn. The study found that the suspension caused minimal impact on traffic and parking conditions in that neighborhood.