Community Board 2’s Executive Director Robert Perris has sent us the following:
Several people got tickets in Brooklyn Heights today despite the fact that alternate side of the street parking was suspended for the second day of Rosh Hashanah. Shana tova!
Similar incidents have happened in the past because the parking regulations on the narrow streets in Brooklyn Heights, where parking is permitted on one side of the street only on six days of the week and the other side on the seventh day, do not have street cleaning parking rules but the rules are nevertheless suspended when street cleaning rules are suspended.
People who wish to fight their tickets should invoke Section 4-08(a)(7)(iii)(D) of the New York City Department of Transportation’s Traffic Rules (aka Title 34, Chapter 4 of the Rules of the City of New York), which states, “Posted signs restricting parking for a period of six or more consecutive hours on one day per week or on alternate days are not street cleaning parking rules. However, such restrictions are suspended on the days that street cleaning rules are suspended.”
The City’s Traffic Rules are available online here.