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