Councilman David Greenfield plans to introduce legislation that stops the city from writing parking tickets on Black Friday, which is often the day upon which cops collect the most from parking tickets.
As most schools and businesses are closed on the day after Thanksgiving, people believe that parking rules are suspended. In reality, the Friday after Thanksgiving is just any other day when it comes to parking regulations.
According to the New York Daily News, twice as many parking tickets come in that day.
“People just feel like the day after Thanksgiving is a gotcha day for tickets,” said Greenfield. “There’s definitely a belief that there’s a lot more parking enforcement on that day than on other days.”
If he gets council backing, the regulation change would take effect next year.