The city changed its rules for alternate side parking from Saturdays to weekdays on several streets in Midwood so observant Jews will not have to move their cars over Shabbos. With the new pre-pay muni-meters in the neighborhood, parking on the day of rest will get a bit more restful, said Councilman David Greenfield.
“This is such an important issue to me as a councilman, because parking spaces are so scarce in our neighborhoods,” Greenfield said. “Not only are there more observant Jews here than anywhere else in the world, but more people use cars here than almost anywhere else in New York City. That’s why I have worked with City Hall on a multitude of parking regulations to make it easier to park before Shabbos.”
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