Here is a quick explanation of some of the bizarre street parking rules of NYC.
No Parking means no parking or waiting for someone, but you can stop to load & unload and to let people out of the car. Think of it as the ‘drop-off’ or ‘keep it moving’ rule, where you essentially have to keep the car moving.
No Standing means you can stop to let people out of the car or pick up someone who is already there, but no waiting for someone or loading & unloading. Remember it as ‘people only’.
No Stopping is the most restrictive. You can’t stop at the curb for any reason you can think of. This one is pretty much ‘don’t do it’, or ‘think before you stop’.
Remember, if a sign is anywhere on a street block, it applies to the entire street unless the sign has arrows identifying a specific area.
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