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Dates: Thursday, February 2 – Wednesday, February 8 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK If this past few weeks have taught us anything, it’s that demonstrations will happen on the regular for a long time to come, bringing unprecedented numbers together in a flash. Follow me on Twitter @GridlockSam for the latest. […]

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Dates: Thurs., Jan. 26–Wed., Feb. 1 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE SUSPENDED SATURDAY FOR ASIAN LUNAR NEW YEAR Asian Lunar New Year festivities begin again this week, leaving Lower Manhattan packed with lion-dancers and spectators, alike. In the West Village, Fashion Week preparations begin. New Year events kick off this weekend with the Chinese New […]

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Dates: Thursday, January 19 – Wednesday, January 25 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE SUSPENDED IN EFFECT ALL WEEK The Inauguration is Friday and New Yorkers are responding with demos from Thursday through Saturday. On Thursday, demonstrators will gather outside Goldman Sachs on West St. between Vesey and Murray Sts. all day Thursday until midnight Friday. […]

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Dates: Thurs., Jan. 12–Wed., Jan. 28 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE SUSPENDED MONDAY FOR MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY These are the best of times after the worst of times for traffic Downtown.  Though last month was a challenge for commuters, January and February are the lightest months of the year. Barring snow, major crashes, […]

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He’ll be back Jan. 12, 2017.

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Dates: Thursday, December 22 – Wednesday, December 28 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES SUSPENDED MONDAY IN OBSERVANCE OF CHRISTMAS DAY Gridlock Alert for Thursday and Friday!  Transit Sam is estimating a million cars heading to Manhattan on both days with Friday being the worst. Friday is a big getaway day and metro airports are predicting it to be the heaviest day of the year for fliers.  Downtowners […]

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Dates: Thurs. Dec.15 – Wed. Dec. 21 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK Gridlock alert Thursday, Friday, and Wednesday of next week — and that means roads will be extra-extra busy with shoppers, tourists, holiday-partyers, and early-bird Christmas vacationers. On those days, Transit Sam wants YOU to take transit. Not quite as […]

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Dates: Thursday, December 8 – Wednesday, December 14 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK Gridlock alert! The DOT has declared Friday a Gridlock Alert Day. New York’s new normal might be slower roads overall, but on days like Friday, Transit Sam (and the DOT) urge drivers to leave the car at home […]

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Dates: Thurs., Dec. 1–Wed., Dec. 7 ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK Maybe it’s Trump-lock in Midtown, maybe it’s the new Nike store, maybe it’s because so many people think Soho is so hot… Whatever the reason the crowds in Soho, especially along Broadway, Canal St. to Houston St. and north, look […]

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Dates: Thursday, November 24 – Wednesday, November 30 SUNDAY RULES IN EFFECT THURSDAY FOR THANKSGIVING — FRIDAY ALL PARKING RULES REINSTATED Happy Thanksgiving! Here’s the day-by-day rundown and how it affects Downtown: Thursday morning will be an easy time to drive or taxi as long as one stays south of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade […]

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