Mayor de Blasio announced in a press conference this afternoon that Alternate Side Parking will be suspended for an additional two weeks, through at least April 14.
He previously had only been suspending it for a few days or a week at a time during the coronavirus pandemic, leaving New Yorkers frustrated that they were being told to stay home for safety—seemingly except to move their cars, or risk a ticket.
Luckily, he just announced that it would be suspended through April 14, totaling at least four weeks since it was first suspended because of the pandemic.
“Few issues stir the hearts of New Yorkers more than alternate side parking,” he said with a smirk. “Well, I’m sorry it’s because of coronavirus, but I can at least give you a little good news in your day: alternate side parking will be suspended for the next two weeks at least through Tuesday, April 14.
“So leave your cars where they are. It’s one less hassle and fewer people having to go out of their homes to deal with it. And we will be looking again after the two weeks to see what’s the right thing to do at that point.”
Technically it will actually suspended through Friday, April 17 because of holidays including Passover, Orthodox Holy Thursday, as well as Orthodox Good Friday.
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