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Age Of The Single-Space Parking Meter Ends In New York City

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An NYC DOT worker removes a parking meter - New York, NY - Sep 19, 2011 (credit: Alex Silverman / WCBS 880)

An NYC DOT worker removes a parking meter – New York, NY – Sep 19, 2011 (credit: Alex Silverman / WCBS 880)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Time’s up for parking meters in New York City.

WCBS 880’s Alex Silverman With The Story

Department of Transportation workers removed the last single space parking meter in Manhattan today — 60 years after the city’s first meter was installed in Harlem.

It’s part of the process to convert the entire city to the Muni-Meter system.

An NYC DOT worker removes a parking meter - New York, NY - Sep 19, 2011 (credit: Alex Silverman / WCBS 880)

An NYC DOT worker removes a parking meter - New York, NY - Sep 19, 2011 (credit: Alex Silverman / WCBS 880)

A DOT spokesman says the new meters are better because they take credit cards and require less maintenance.

All remaining single-space meters outside of Manhattan will be replaced with muni-meters by the end of next year.

A few of the old poles will be converted to bike racks.

The city will also be launching a Request for Proposals to sell decommissioned single-space meters as memorabilia.

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