Your Handy-Dandy 2024 Alternate Side Parking Guide

By Christine Stoddard | [email protected]

The following was printed in the Jan. 4, 2024 edition of the paper:

© Christine Stoddard

Monday, Jan. 1: New Year’s Day

Saturday, Jan. 6: Three Kings’ Day

Monday, Jan. 15: Martin Luther King Day

Friday, Feb. 9: Lunar New Year’s Eve

Saturday, Feb. 10: Lunar New Year

Monday, Feb. 12: Lincoln’s Birthday

Wednesday, Feb. 14: Ash Wednesday

Monday, Feb. 19: Washington’s Birthday (President’s Day)

Sunday, March 24: Purim

Thursday, March 28: Holy Thursday

Friday, March 29: Good Friday

Wednesday, April 10 and Thursday, April 11: Idul-Fitr (Eid Al-Fitr)

Tuesday, April 23, and Wednesday, April. 24: Passover

Monday, April 29 and Tuesday, April 30: Passover (7th/8th Days)

Thursday, May 2: Holy Thursday (Orthodox)

Friday, May 3: Good Friday (Orthodox)

Thursday, May 9: Solemnit of the Ascension

Monday, May 27: Memorial Day

Wednesday, June 12, and Thursday, June 13: Shavuoth (2 Days)

Monday, June 17, and Tuesday, June 18: Idul-Adha (Eid Al-Adha)

Wednesday, June 19: Juneteenth

Thursday, July 4: Independence Day

Tuesday, Aug. 13: Tisha B’Av

Thursday, Aug. 15: Feast of the Assumption

Monday, Sept. 2: Labor Day

Thursday, Oct. 3, and Friday, Oct. 4: Rosh Hashanah

Saturday, Oct. 12: Yom Kippur

Monday, Oct. 14: Columbus Day

Thursday, Oct. 17 and Friday, Oct. 18: Succoth (2 Days)

Thursday, Oct. 24: Shemini Atzereth

Friday, Oct. 25: Simchas Torah

Friday, Nov. 1: Diwali and All Saint’s Day

Tuesday, Nov. 5: Election Day

Monday, Nov. 11: Veterans Day

Thursday, Nov. 28: Thanksgiving Day

Monday, Dec. 9: Immaculate Conception

Wednesday, Dec. 25: Christmas Day

Car/pool issues

Dear Editor,
Astoria Pool will open on June 26. That’s good news, but not for everyone. Unfortunately, many seniors will be denied enjoying this summertime pleasure.
The steep stairs and steps at the main entrance to the pool on 19th Street are too difficult for many seniors to negotiate. So for many years pool management has allowed seniors to enter the pool at a rear gate on Shore Boulevard.
Now with the closure of Shore Boulevard to vehicles, seniors will not be able to park there. The lot in the park is not viable as there is a steep hill from there to the Shore Boulevard gate.
I know of one senior who recently suffered a serious leg injury and will be unable to swim in the pool unless parking is available on Shore Boulevard. After more than 50 years of enjoying Astoria Pool, she will be shut out.
Many seniors will be unable to take part in the senior swim program and other activities at the pool.
This is just another example of how our senior population is becoming increasingly isolated as the city continues to close more and more streets, eliminate parking spaces for bicycle lanes and racks, and allow restaurant kiosks to proliferate in the streets.
I urge the Department of Transportation to reopen Shore Boulevard to automobiles, at least during the pool season.
Sincerely,
Richard Nebenzahl
Astoria

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