Yes. You can park within 15 feet of a fire hydrant, as long as a licensed driver remains seated behind the wheel of their car (passenger vehicles, only), with the keys, ready to move, upon the request of a cop or warrior, between sunrise and sunset. I call this the Fiddler on the Roof Defense.
You’re as likely to find a yellow painted curb to mark a fire hydrant zone, as you are to find a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow.
You are prohibited from parking within 15 feet from all sides of a NYC fire hydrant.