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BY SAM SCHWARTZ  | ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE SUSPENDED ON TUESDAY, DECEMBER 25TH;  “NO STOPPING ANYTIME” AND “NO STANDING ANYTIME”  RULES REMAIN IN EFFECT. Merry Christmas, Happy Kwanzaa and Happy New Year, Lower Manhattanites! Great news! For the first time since Hurricane Sandy, the R train will be up and running between Brooklyn and […]

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THANKSGIVING UPDATE Thanksgiving — or more accurately Thanksgiving eve — is the most heavily travelled day of the year. The rental agency AAA announced that they expect a .7 percent increase in traffic from last year’s Thanksgiving. That, along with damage to cars during Hurricane Sandy, makes rental cars in short supply, so get creative […]

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ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE SUSPENDED WED., SEPT. 26 FOR YOM KIPPUR AND MON., OCT. 1 AND TUES., OCT. 2 FOR SUKKOT. NO-PARKING AT METER SIGNS AND UNCONDITIONAL NO-STOPPING AND NO-STANDING SIGNS ARE ALL STILL IN EFFECT. Friday is going to be hell on wheels! A bike demonstration commemorating a bike ban 25 years ago will meet at […]

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Alternate side parking rules are suspended Wed., Aug. 15 for ‘Feast of the Assumption,’ and Sun., Mon., Tues., Aug. 19, 20, 21 for the end of Ramadan. Heads up, Downtowners! Street construction is rampant this month, and West Street (Route 9A) is getting a heavy dose of it. The following sections are closed for these […]

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Alternate side parking rules will be suspended on Wed., July 4. Mitt-lock coming to New York City Thurs., June 28!  The presumed Republican presidential nominee, Mitt Romney, will be in town for a fundraiser at The Pierre hotel, in Midtown East, in the early evening. So avoid Fifth Avenue at 61st Street that day. I’ll be tweeting […]

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Dear Transit Sam, I have a question about “No Standing Anytime” signs that pertain to one parking spot only. What is the logic behind designating only one parking spot as a “No Standing Anytime” area?  Is it a conspiracy to generate extra revenue for the city at the expense of the people who may not […]

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