Can you imagine your life without an NYC parking ticket for violating Street Cleaning Rules?
The New York Times reports that alternative-side-parking rules have been suspended for 6-8 weeks to give NYC time to replace 2,200 street signs. The lucky part of the Bronx affected by this temporary parking ticket reprieve is:
“A swath of Riverdale stretching from the Harlem River to West 263rd Street, encompassing the area’s main shopping drags and prime residential streets that peer out to the Palisades. Parts of Kingsbridge and Spuyten Duyvil also will be included.”
1. Street Cleaning reduced from two days to one day per week
Not only do residents and visitors to this part of the Bronx get to live the life of Riley for 6-8 weeks on normal street cleaning days; but, the new signs will show a change in street cleaning days from two days to only one day per week.
2. Why did lady luck shine so brightly?
The community board requested the change. The application was granted after the review. Riverdale had to show that it earned a rating of “acceptably clean” for three years running.
“It is only the third time that the city has relaxed the rules. The first two suspensions benefited Brooklyn neighborhoods: Park Slope in
2008 and areas of Fort Greene, Boerum Hill and Downtown Brooklyn this year.”
Call to action
Planning your life around street cleaning days is one of the little nightmares of owning a car in NYC. Why not lead the charge for your community by making the same request. Does your community qualify? If so, don’t just moan and groan as you lace up your track shoes, take action. You can significantly improve the quality of your life, and the life of your neighbors. Think about the money you’ll save on NYC parking tickets for street cleaning violations?
Any Seinfeld fans out there? You know that when George Costanza gets involved in a business, it leads to disaster. Well, old George signs on to move a whole bunch of cars from one side of the street to the other on street cleaning days. Would you trust your car to George?
“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” John Quincy Adams
I love this song…