Martin Luther King’s Birthday is a federal holiday, state holiday, and a “legal” parking holiday in New York City
Martin Luther King’s Birthday is celebrated on Monday, January 15, 2018, and is one of our website’s busiest days of the year because many wonderful members of the driving public don’t remember whether:
- MLK’s birthday is any type of parking ticket holiday in NYC [Yes]
- MLK’s birthday is a “legal parking holiday” for parking purposes in NYC [Yes]
- MLK’s birthday is a “major legal parking holiday” for parking purposes in NYC [No]
- There is meaningful difference between a “legal holiday” and a “major legal holiday”[Yes]
Martin Luther King’s Birthday is a “legal parking holiday” in NYC
What is the difference between a “legal holiday” and a “major legal holiday”
“Legal parking holiday”
Alternate side parking rules are suspended for a “legal holiday.” [That’s all folks!].
“Major legal parking holiday”
- Stopping, standing and parking are permitted, except in areas where stopping, standing, and parking rules are in effect seven days a week (such as, “No Standing Anytime”).
- Parking meters are not in effect on major legal holidays
- Alternate side parking rules are suspended [Via NYC DOT website].”
Don’t be fooled. Despite the seriousness of the holiday and special honor given to MLK, Jr’s birthday, the Evil Empire only suspends street cleaning rules.
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