So yes, snow is coming to Brooklyn. One, two, three feet? Who knows?
I don’t have a driveway, garage or a set parking spot. I park “on the street” like many people in my neighborhood.
That means that I’ll still need to dig my car out of the snow.
So there’s two factors to pay attention to:
– which side of the street do the snow plows point to
– alternate side of the street parking
Alternate-Side of the Street Parking (ASP) means that street sweepers come down the block once a week, sometimes twice (I’ve only seen that in the city [NYers refer to Manhattan as “the city”]) and no cars are to be parked on a designated day/time or else they get a ticket/fine. So there are signs saying the days and hours that the sweeping will occur.
IE one side of my street is a Thursday Side (meaning no cars on Thursday from 830-10am or so) and the other side is a Friday Side (no parking Friday morning.)
The next street over has one side Monday and the other side Tuesday.
Every now and then ASP gets suspended, like on national holidays, some smaller holidays, and SNOW DAYS.
I checked on Twitter (oh modern technology) and ASP has been preemptively canceled on Monday and Tuesday. So ok, I’ll park on that street so I won’t have to be bothered moving my car later in the week should ASP be activated again.
So which side, left or right? Well, I am going to have to dig my car out on Wednesday, I want to minimize the work as much as I can. Look at how much extra snow in the street i had to dig myself out of once two years ago. That was just in eight inches of snow.
Piece of cake! The plows always tilt to the right so the cars in the right side get buried by the plows.
Yes, I parked on the LEFT. I’m ready for this blizzard.