NYC parking meters

Staten Island Councilman Eager To Buy You More Time At The Muni-MeterCity parking meters already offer a five-minute grace period. But now a city councilman wants to ease the mad dash for the meter at the end of the day by rounding up, in some cases, your final parking payment.
Bloomberg Drops Bomb: Parking Meter Rates Going UpThere was a new parking decree Monday from Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Drivers will no longer be "nickeled and dimed" to death when they park on city streets. Instead, they'll need dollars.