The City of New York has several parking rules that may not be known by the average person, because they apply to somewhat specific situations. Don’t be caught by a parking ticket unawares if you plan to do any of the following.
Special NYC Parking Rules
- No parking to display a vehicle for sale on any roadway or off-street parking.
- No parking a vehicle on a roadway or off-street parking for professional washing, greasing, or repair. Of course, you can perform repairs in an emergency situation.
- Parking for commercial advertisement.
- If you’re a peddler, vendor, or hawker, you cannot stop, stand, or park within 25 feet of a corner, within 500 feet of a public market, or within 200 feet of a school.
- You may not leave your vehicle unattended without stopping the engine, locking the ignition, and removing the key.
- You cannot reserve a parking space unofficially, meaning that you can’t block someone else from parking by placing an object in said parking space.