Alternate side parking back in effect for NYC Monday

February 28, 2010 3:47:52 PM PST
Alternate side parking rules will be back in effect on Monday despite the recent snow storm. "I have to use my car to go do something for work. So you had no choice? I had no choice," said George Shulman, a Park Slope resident.

It's official, the big dig out has begun.

In George Shulman's case, that means moving his car for the first time in a week.

Millions of others in New York City must soon kiss their prime parking spots goodbye.

Starting Monday morning alternate side parking rules go back into effect.

They were canceled Friday in most parts of Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens because of the snow storm.

"I'm not upset, not angry about that, its just a little work I would rather not do," explained Shulman.

Sanitation Commissioner John Doherty says it's now time to get back to business.

"Number one we were going to have warmer weather and two, there's a potential for a storm coming in on Wednesday," said Sanitation Commissioner, John Doherty.

Plows will cover 194 different routes starting at midnight Sunday night .

It's not your imagination, you have in the past, been able to leave your car parked for, in some cases two weeks during a snow storm.

But, Commissioner Doherty says that's during a January storm when temperatures dip into the low 20's.

"It's so cold you can't get the snow out, you are so busy handling the regular snow and handling icy conditions, if you push more snow into the traffic lane, you create more than a problem, then you correct," said Doherty.

"Tell me about the infamous Black Volvo? He's been here since the first snow storm, about a month," said Joe Lozito, a Park Slope resident.

It's been parked in this very same spot.

He says he hasn't shoveled, and has received at least two tickets, and guarantees us, tomorrow morning it will be right here.

"I'd love to clear our sidewalk but we can't," said Lorraine Lozito, a Park Slope resident.