5 NYC parking rules you may not know
Did you know that…
1. M(1) Wrong way parking prohibited.
2. M(2) Angle standing or parking.
How do you park on a:
- At the end of a dead-end street?
- One-way street?
It’s tricky. If you park on an angle (“head-on”) you risk a parking ticket for a violation of M(2). If you park parallel to the curb, you risk the rancor or your neighbors. I suggest that you carefully evaluate the parking ticket for omitted, misdescribed, or illegible required elements. And, you do your homework to ascertain whether you have a substantive defense to the alleged parking violation. For example, if you angle park on the end of a cul-de-sac, and you get a double parking ticket, you were charged with violating the wrong NYC parking rule. Double parking is stopping, standing, or parking on the roadway side of a vehicle, standing or parking next to the curb.
3. K(7) Vehicles equipped with platform lifts.
4. L(2) Special midtown rule: method of parking.
5. L(3) Special midtown rule: standing time limit.
Stay out of Midtown Mondays through Saturdays unless you are operating a commercial vehicle. However if you venture into the black hole of Midtown:
- Don’t park your commercial vehicle without paying the Muni Meter.
- There is a 3-hour limit on a single block, so you can’t move your commercial chariot from one “parking space” to another “parking space” on a single block
- But, you can park on the other side of the street on a single block
- If your truck isn’t “altered” then it’s not considered a “commercial vehicle” for stopping, standing, or parking in NYC…Beware and be warned!
“…and miles to go before we sleep.”
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