On Monday, February 18, we celebrate the birthdays of – depending on your interpretation – George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and Thomas Jefferson, all, would you know it, former presidents of these United States. I guess that’s why it’s called Presidents Day. And I guess these folks must have hated moving their cars early in the morning, riding express subways, and taking out the trash, because to commemorate them we’ve made sure none of these things happen on their observed birthdays.
On Monday, February 18, there are the following changes to city services:
- Alternate side parking regulations will be suspended. All other Department of Transportation regulations, including parking meters, remain in effect (because presidents love meters).
- There will be no garbage or recycling collection.
- All buses and subways will operate on a Saturday schedule, meaning no B train for the holiday.
Last night we posted that parking meter enforcement is suspended for Thursday and Friday, alongside Alternate Side Parking regulations. That was incorrect. Parking meter enforcement begins today, although Alternate Side Parking remains suspended.
Yes, despite that fact that commercial streets remain lined with dead cars, killed by the flood’s salty waters, apparently meter rules are back in effect. So you’ll have to begin paying for those spots.
We’ve reached out to Department of Transportation about this and are seeing if enforcement will be waived for Zone A areas. We’ll report when we hear back.
UPDATE (10:03 a.m.): Apparently DOT is sending mixed messages. The info above was sent out via e-mail last night. Someone just showed us this contradicting info on the DOT’s website. We’re still awaiting confirmation from DOT.
The New York City Department of Transportation, in conjunction with the Department of Sanitation, today announced that Parking Meter Regulations will be back in effect Wednesday, February 2. Alternate Side Parking Regulations remain suspended until further notice.