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Alternate Side Parking Rules Back in Effect Citywide

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After nearly a month of snow-related suspensions, alternate side parking regulations and normal garbage pickups are back in effect citywide. NY1's Jon Weinstein filed the following report.

Mark Korie's car was buried under snow and ice in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn for a week but the weekend thaw allowed him an easy escape.

"I was actually a little nervous cause when I first parked I was up about a foot and so were the cars on either side of me so I was happy to see that the car settled and didn't move too far," he said.

It was pretty painless for most everybody moving their cars ahead of the deadline for resuming those alternate side parking rules. The clearer streets meant finally the Sanitation Department could start cleaning the truly filthy streets, finally.

"It's much needed. If you don't clean regularly it gets like kind of a pig sty," said one Cobble Hill resident.

"I've been waiting a long time for them to clean the streets. I mean they're in really bad shape," said another Cobble Hill resident.

Though the long break was certainly convenient...

"Snow packed in the cars so bad it would have been a real inconvenience to dig them out in the state that they were in. So yeah I was real happy to have that break," said one driver.

But the overwhelming sentiment in Cobble Hill at least was that it was time to get back to normal and get the streets cleaned.

"I'm a New Yorker I've lived here my whole life. Alternate sides is necessary now you see the trash piling up. There's dog poop all over the place. It needs to be cleaned up," said one Cobble Hill resident.

Of course not everyone heeded the warnings. Cars that failed to move were left with that familiar orange envelope of bad news. But it was hard to find much sympathy.

"You need alternate side parking. It's an integral part of our lives. And it's back man," said one Cobble Hill resident.

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