Alternate-side parking suspended again through early August

A street sweeper cleans a street during the first week of allowing the practice in months, due to the ongoing outbreak of the coronavirus disease.
REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Car-owners will not be required to abide by the city’s alternate-side parking rule until Aug. 2, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Friday.

The parking regulation will return starting Monday, Aug. 3 and will continue until two days before Labor Day on Sept. 5.

But there is one important change to the rule.

Beginning the week of Aug. 3, car-owners will only need to move their vehicles once a week for street cleaning,which will take place on Saturdays from 11:30 am to 1 pm, according to City Hall.

Alternate-side parking was first suspended by de Blasio in mid-March to decrease the amount of time New Yorkers needed to spend outside of their homes during the novel coronavirus pandemic and lower the chance of possible infection or spread.

The mayor, who has gone back and forth on regulations ever since, at a July 24 briefing referred to the dreaded rule’s August return as another “step towards something a little more normal.”

This story first appeared on AMNY.com.