Quote from Paco69
The problem here is that a lot of people replying here are not from NY and don't fully understand the concept of double parking and alternate side parking ... AND the local understandings that evolve from it. One needs to READ the parking signs before parking. If you will need your car on a day that cars double park on one side, you just don't park on the side that double-parkers will block you. In some residential neighborhoods of NYC, all the cars are locally owned and the residents abide by this practice. Try parking on a Tuesday side of the street on a Friday and wanting to get out during the sweep times ... you will get a freaking mouthful ... unless of course you can't find the driver, in which case you're stuck!
I am pretty sure that most of the posters can understand the infinitely complex concept of traffic regulations relating to parking.
NYC is not the only city in the world that has complex parking regulations, not all of us ride a horse to work in the mountains of Turkey.