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Street Parking: Is it Legal to Hold Someone’s Space?

If you're a New Yorker, nothing surprises you. Not a guy walking down 8th Avenue with a parrot on his shoulder; not a naked cowboy strumming his guitar in Times Square. But what if you tried to park on the street in a legal spot and were told you can't... because someone was holding the spot for another driver? Does that actually happen in the Big Apple, and is it legal? The answers may surprise…

Driving Alert: Alternate Side Rules Suspended Monday-Wednesday, February 11-13

Sunday, February 10, 2013 Alternate Side Parking rules will be suspended on Monday, February 11, to facilitate snow removal and on Tuesday and Wednesday for observance of Lincoln's Birthday and Ash Wednesday. Payment at parking meters will be in effect throughout the city on these days. [Read More]

Driving Alert: Weekend Bridge and Street Closures – February 2-3

The ramp for the southbound FDR Drive to the Civic Center/Pearl Street and local streets will be closed from 7 am Saturday to 6 am Monday. Motorists should use the prior South Street exit or the following Whitehall Street Staten Island Ferry exit for access to local streets. Access to the Brooklyn Bridge is not affected. There will be no closures of the inbound Brooklyn Bridge during these times. The south outer roadway of the…

Commuter Alert: PATH Service Restored Between Hoboken-World Trade Center

For the first time since Sandy struck the Northeast 13 weeks ago, PATH trains will roll once again between Hoboken and the World Trade Center. Governors Christie and Cuomo announced service between the two hubs will be restored in time for the Wednesday morning commute. This marks the first time PATH service will return to its normal weekday schedule since Sandy. The PATH system suffered $700 million worth of damage during the storm (PDF), and the Hoboken…

Driving Alert: Weekend Traffic Advisory, Jan. 25-27, 2013

Here are your driving alerts for the weekend of Jan. 25-27, 2013. Happy weekend, everyone! Manhattan: West 20th Street between 10th Avenue and 9th Avenue: This street is closed Saturday and/or Sunday from 8am to 6pm to facilitate crane operation. West 28th Street between 11th Avenue and 10th Avenue: This street will be closed 6am Saturday to 9pm Sunday to facilitate crane operation. West 32nd Street between 7th Avenue and 6th Avenue: This street will…

How to Tell If Your Parking Ticket is “Kosher”

Parking tickets are the scourge of New Yorkers who regularly park on the street (which is one reason we encourage people to use Edison ParkFast lots instead, hint hint). But if you do park on the street and are unlucky enough to get a ticket, how can you tell that that the ticket has been filled out properly by the issuing authority and is therefore valid? We came across a post on the NewYorkParkingTicket blog that's…

Driving Alert: Weekend Bridge and Street Closures – January 12-13, 2013

Friday, January 11, 2013 The Brooklyn Bridge will be closed to Manhattan-bound traffic for the entire weekend, from midnight Friday to 6 am Monday for deck concrete placement. Manhattan-bound motorists from south Brooklyn via the Belt Parkway and Gowanus Expressway should use 3rd Avenue/Hamilton Avenue into the Hugh L. Carey Brooklyn Battery Tunnel. Motorists from Queens/Long Island should consider the Williamsburg Bridge or RFK Bridge or Queens Midtown Tunnel. The Manhattan Bridge will accommodate 5…

AM New York: DOT Unveils 6,300 New, Clearer Parking Signs

The confusing, hard-to-read parking signs that make drivers in Manhattan crazy received a makeover Monday. DOT Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan unveiled a redesigned parking signs for Manhattan that will make it easier on drivers, and aims to reduce parking tickets throughout the city's busiest area. The new signs have just two colors, are kept to 152 characters, are a foot shorter, and have a clearer type face. "The signs were a cross between an Excel spread…