Last Updated on November 30, 2021 by Lawrence Berezin
What are you grateful about parking in NYC?
Gratitude is defined, “The quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.” Oxford Languages. For example:
- Being thankful to the person who cooked for you.
- Being thankful for your good health.
- Appreciating the person who cleans your house.
- Acknowledging your junior at work for taking the initiative to ease your workload.
- Being grateful to yourself for your financial independence.
But, those examples of gratitude are easy to understand, and however, they don’t have anything to do with parking in NYC.
Are there really things to be appreciative for parking in NYC?
I remember the first time I drove and parked in NYC. The inaugural event took place during my teenage years, and it was overwhelming. But, I persevered and made it back to NJ alive (with my car).
Parking was just a guessing game, and luckily I guessed right for the first time.
Fast forward to the present. I am grateful for the knowledge about parking in NYC I have gained during the past 13 years. Above all, I am thankful for the opportunity to help people learn the laws, rules, and curbside customs in Parking Ticket Land.
Likewise, there are some beneficial current laws and rules. For example,
- The 5-minute grace period law
- Reduction of days that residential streets are cleaned
- Reasonable online process for fighting NYC parking tickets
- Elimination of filing deadlines during the pandemic
How about things you would change?
I would be grateful if the Evil Empire and Department of Transportation would consider the following changes:
- It should be legal for a driver to sit in his car and move it when the street cleaner arrives
- Double parking should be universally recognized as a legal while dropping off or picking up curbside passengers like all standing violations
- The date a new parking sign/rule is installed should be clearly visible on the sign or sign pole
- The appeals panel should state the reasons why an appeal is denied
Thanksgiving is a major legal parking holiday in NYC
On MAJOR LEGAL HOLIDAYS, stopping, standingNYC AsP suspension Rules Calendar
and parking are permitted except in areas where
stopping, standing and parking rules are in effect
seven days a week (for example, “No Standing
Anytime”). Accordingly, parking meters will not be in
effect on major legal holidays.
But, Black Friday is not a parking holiday in NYC
Let me repeat this truism. Black Friday is not any parking holiday in NYC. There are no benefits bestowed on the driving public. You have to obey the signs and pay the meters.
I am grateful for the many beautiful things that my family and I are enjoying. Above all, we are together again.