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Parking Could Be Free When You Go Out To Dinner In Nyack

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Main Street - Nyack, NY - Mar 9, 2012 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Main Street – Nyack, NY – Mar 9, 2012 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

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NYACK, NY (CBSNewYork) - Visitors to downtown Nyack may soon see a change in the village’s parking rules.

WCBS 880’s Paul Murnane On The Story

Under a proposal, you would pay to park there from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and from 11 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. But 6 to 11 would be free.

Mayor Jennifer Laird-White says it’s an idea that’s worth trying out to, among other things, pay for a tidying up, given the village reputation as a late night party spot.

“If the numbers work the way think they are, it’s going to allow us to put a public works employee back on so that daytime businesses, when they come into open their stores, are not cleaning up,” she told WCBS 880 reporter Paul Murnane.

Bar owners are worried that customers will head for the doors at 11 p.m.

“This is definitely sort of shifting the financial burden from the dining crowd to the late night crowd, but the late night crowd currently actually is quite expensive for the village of Nyack,” said the mayor.

The Journal News says all signs point to the village board of trustees going along with a three-month pilot program starting in May.

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