Last Updated on June 17, 2021 by Lawrence Berezin
Holiday parking mistakes result in you seeing orange.
The Evil Empire has injected the color orange into the holiday season. This ferocious little epistle is punishing the NYC driving community for shopping and parking in NYC. However, there may be a small respite in sight known as “major legal holidays.” Parking rules are suspended, and hungry meters are forced to diet on these wonderful days.
On a “major legal holiday,”
- ASP rules are suspended
- You do not have to feed the meters,
- And, you do not have to obey parking signs (UNLESS the parking limits are for all days or anytime).
On Christmas, green and red beats orange!
When a major legal parking holiday falls on a weekend, Sunday AND Monday are both major legal parking holidays. Yup, In the wacky world of NYC parking tickets, Christmas day is the real Christmas, but Monday is the day Christmas is observed for parking ticket purposes. Confused…I don’t blame you.
I’ll repeat for the benefit of the skeptics, Sunday and Monday are both major legal parking holidays.
How about New Years’?
Once again New Years is a twin. New Year’s Day, Sunday, January 1, 2012, and the following day, Monday, January 2, 2012, are both major legal holidays.
- ASP rules are suspended,
- You do not have to feed the meters, and
- You do not have to obey parking signs (UNLESS, the parking limits are for all days/all times; or anytime).
It’s true…I promise. Two days to celebrate for one holiday.
You may wish to be the first person in your neighborhood to know the days when alternate side parking rules are suspended in 2012. Click on the button below for a FREE Download of the 2012 ASP Suspension calendar.
Besides the list of major legal holidays and legal holidays, there is some other valuable information on the ASP Calendar.