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Flushing, NY – City Council Member Peter Koo today appealed to his colleagues to sign onto his bill Intro 497, which would suspend alternate side parking in New York City on the eve of Lunar New Year. Koo introduced the bill today, two years after Lunar New Year became a school holiday, in order to provide for an easier commute on the eve of the holiday for the thousands of Asian Americans living and visiting in New York City.

CM Koo stated, “Lunar New Year is a time for families to come together, often from across the world, to celebrate and spend time with one another. The days leading up to the New Year is a time of a great commuting for people returning home and those visiting relatives. Suspending alternate side parking on the eve of Lunar New Year will make this arduous commute easier for the thousands of Asian American families living and visiting New York City. Likewise, easing these regulations will reflect the city’s understanding of this important cultural holiday, and I encourage my colleagues to join me in codifying this effort into law.”

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