Thursday, April 5, 2012

Alternate Side Parking to be suspended in parts of South Brooklyn

Alternate Side Parking Regulations will be temporarily suspended in parts of Sunset Park, Greenwood Heights, and Windsor Terrace Sections of Brooklyn Community District 7 starting Monday, Mar. 26 while the D.O.T. posts new signs. After the signs are all installed, the streets will only be cleaned once a week. Provided that the streets are judged to be clean enough, this change will become permanent.

Full Press Release from NYC DOT

A similar change was enacted successfully in Park Slope several years ago, and as a result Park Slope street sides are generally only cleaned once a week.

Friday, May 20, 2011

If World Ends, So Does Alternate-Side Parking

If the world begins to self-destruct on Saturday, as some religious figures have predicted, there may be a bit of consolation for New Yorkers left behind to perish: alternate-side-of-the-street parking rules would be suspended.

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg on Friday pledged relief from the often-criticized rules, saying it was “official policy” in a doomsday situation. “Alternate-side parking will take on a whole different meaning, actually,” he joked in an interview with John Gambling on WOR-AM (710).

Full story on the New York Times:
If World Ends, So Does Alternate-Side Parking

This the mayor talking, but does he really have the authority to declare a suspension of alternate parking?

Monday, May 16, 2011

Free NYC Alternate Side Parking iPhone app now available in the iTunes store

My first app is now available on the iPhone store. The approval process was straightforward. Unlike a previous experience in 2009, it was quick enough (less than ten days) and I didn't have any problems with rejection. Click on the iTunes link below to see screenshots and download the app. The app is free — what do you have to lose?

NYC alternate
  side parking iphone app on itunes store

Leave any comments here if you have any problems with the app so that I can fix them. My extensive testing was only with my phone, and I'm willing to believe that other phone/iOS combos could work differently.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

NYC Alternate Side Parking iPhone app finished

street cleaning sign

Finally. Or almost finally. The NYC Alternate Side Parking iPhone app is finished, and waiting for approval from Apple. With this app you'll never need to call 311 again, check your calendar, tune into the radio, or use my web site any more because you'll always be carrying the answer with you. 

It incorporates the calendar that I've been posting online every year since 1996 with the latest updates broadcast by the city's Department of Transportation.  So, you'll know both
  • the scheduled dates in advance, and
  • extra alternate side suspension dates added for snow or other unusual circumstances
Stay tuned for an update and screenshots once the app is approved.