Last Updated on June 4, 2021 by Lawrence Berezin
The Gothamist conducted an NYC snow poll.
Do you still suffer from nightmares from the recent tsunami of a blizzard and NYC’s feeble clean-up response? The Gothamist published a terrific series of articles on etiquette honoring the effort of neighbors who clear the snow from parking spaces. Is your hard-working neighbor entitled to “dibs” on the parking space? In other words, does your good neighbor “own” the spot for the duration of the snowstorm or longer?
NYC parking rules prohibit reserving a parking space
Do tons of snow trigger your instinct for compassion and survival? How do you feel when you work for hours to remove 20 inches of snow from a parking space and battle snowdrifts to take your 94-year-old Aunt Tillie, who lives with you, to the doctor; only to return home to find your beautiful, clean parking space occupied by a neighborhood squatter? Does your neighborhood honor the unwritten rule that echoes in your brain, clear it, and your own it? Or, do you live in a neighborhood without pity where the rule is, clear it, and the driving public will come?
The New York Parking Ticket Poll
In anticipation of the imminent snowstorm, I’d love to learn your thoughts about snow removal etiquette. So, please take 3 seconds to answer the following poll.
Here are some of the responses from your neighbors and fellow members of the driving community…You’ll love ’em.