Car owners throughout the city are in for an unusual spring break, as alternate side of the street parking suspensions for some drivers could mean nearly two weeks without having to look for a spot.
The city is suspending street cleaning next week from Tuesday through Friday and the following Monday and Tuesday for the Passover and Easter week holidays. And those in Manhattan have the added bonus of not having to worry about moving cars on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, where alternate side is suspended nearly everywhere.
This results in nine days of undisturbed parking for drivers dealing with Monday/Thursday alternate side regulations and 13 for those with Tuesday/Friday ones. So a savvy driver could park legally Friday afternoon and not have to move until the morning of April 9.
“This once-in-a-lifetime solar phenomenon can only be viewed with the naked eye,” Thomas Hibbard, an Upper West Side resident wrote in a tongue-in-cheek post on his blog about Manhattan parking. “See what life in the suburbs is like with the same cars next door every day.”