Alternate-Side Parking Returns, and So Does ‘Smash’

photo(37)Daniel Maurer

Alternate-side parking rules, suspended in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, are back in effect today, according to the Department of Transportation.

And that’s not the only hassle for Village vehicles: “Smash,” the NBC show (now with Liza Minnelli!) that has filmed in the neighborhood numerous times, is back at it, according to signs posted, oh, just about everywhere.

Cars are discouraged from parking in the following areas:

East side of Second Avenue, between Easr Sixth and East Ninth Streets
East side of First Avenue, between East Sixth and East 10th Streets
Both sides of St. Marks Place, between First and Second Avenues
West side of First Avenue, between St. Marks Place and East Ninth Street.

By the way: This weekend “Criminal Justice,” a new HBO crime drama starring James Gandolfini, filmed at Stuyvesant Street and East 10th Street, in the middle of Saturday-night madness. We shared footage from the shoot on Twitter.