Last Updated on January 15, 2023 by Lawrence Berezin
Martin Luther King’s Birthday is a Federal holiday, a State holiday, and a “legal” parking holiday in New York City
Martin Luther King’s Birthday 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 a “legal parking holiday” in NYC [Yes, it is]
- MLK’s birthday is a “major legal parking holiday” in NYC [No, it’s not]
- There is a meaningful difference between a “legal holiday” and a “major legal holiday” [Yes, there is]
NYC Schools are closed all day on Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday!
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Martin Luther King’s Birthday is a “legal parking holiday” in NYC
Do you know the difference between a “legal holiday” and a “major legal holiday?”
“Legal parking holiday”
Alternate-side parking rules are suspended for a “legal holiday.” [But that’s all, folks!].
“Major legal parking holiday”
- The Evil Empire permits stopping, standing, and parking, 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
- Meanwhile, alternate side parking rules are suspended [Via NYC DOT website].”
Meanwhile, don’t let the Evil Empire fool you.
MLK’s birthday is just one of the many parking holidays in NYC. Meanwhile, that doesn’t count the major legal parking holidays. How is a driver supposed to remember the difference or the dates?
Well, I’m glad you asked because I have a solution. And that solution is a guide to holiday and Sunday parking in NYC.
Click on the Cool Cat below to get your Free Guide to Sunday and Holiday Parking in NYC.
Sharon Kessin says
Got a parking ticket MLK day this year, 2029. Parked in and standing com zone west 57 Street, it’s a 5day m-f zone. Is it possible to fight the ticket?
Lawrence Berezin says
If the year, 2029, was the Warrior’s mistake, you’re a winner.
Otherwise, if it was your typo, I would check the front of the ticket for omitted, misdescribed, or illegible required elements because of MLK B-day is a legal holiday only. You are still required to obey all parking signs.