February 12 for Lincoln’s Birthday, Abraham Lincoln, (February 12, 1809 to April 15, 1865) was an American statesman and lawyer who served as the 16th president of the United States 1861–1865 and died in office upon his assassination. Lincoln led the nation through its greatest moral, constitutional, and political crisis in the American Civil War. He preserved the Union, abolished slavery, strengthened the federal government, and modernized the U.S. economy. Lincoln was born in poverty in a log cabin and was raised on the frontier primarily in Indiana. He was self-educated and became a lawyer, Whig Party leader, Illinois state legislator, and U.S. Congressman from Illinois. In 1849 he returned to his law practice but became vexed by the opening of prairie lands to slavery as a result of the Kansas, Nebraska Act. He reentered politics in 1854 and became a leader in the new Republican Party.
New York City Alternate side parking will be suspended on February 12 for Lincoln’s Birthday. Parking meters will remain in effect. There will be no garbage, organics, or recycling collection and Courts will be closed. However, all government offices, including the Department of Motor Vehicles, will be open. All New York City schools will be open and all branches of the City’s Public Library systems will be open. Mail delivery will follow a regular schedule. The Staten Island Ferry will run on a normal weekday schedule.