We’ve all been there, late for an appointment and desparetely circling the streets of Manhattan hunting for a parking space.
If you think living in Manhattan is expensive, try parking here. A recent survey by Colliers International found that the median monthly parking rate for Midtown was $541 while Downtown rates were $533 a month.
When it comes to parking tickets, make them fair, and make them less aggravating. That’s what the City Council is asking the Bloomberg administration to do with the thousands of tickets issued each day.
Under the bill, if a community keeps its streets clean for two consecutive years and gets a 90 percent cleanliness grade, the local community board would have the option of reducing its street cleaning to once a week.
Councilman Dan Garodnick is spearheading a campaign to stop phony parking permits, calling it a matter of safety, congestion and fairness.
In the Village of East Hampton, the Board approved hiking the parking fines in beach lots. In other areas of the Village, the cost of parking without a permit or paying the meter has also increased $20 to $80 per violation.
Parking in the city can be an exercise in frustration and costly. The City Council is holding a hearing on how to improve street parking and reduce the number of nuisance tickets.
With bike lanes and pedestrian plazas popping up everywhere, drivers feel like an endangered species in New York City. But the City Council wants to change that.
The new rates won’t kick in up in the Bronx until March and Department of Transportation workers in Brooklyn and Staten Island won’t start changing the meters in those boroughs until April.
In New York City, parking near a fire hydrant can cost you dearly. So a councilman is proposing a way for motorists to “see” how close they can get to a pump and still be legal.
At the Walt Whitman Mall in Huntington, Long Island, there are dozens of handicapped parking spaces, and Suffolk County Sheriff’s deputies are closely watching.
There’s an effort underway in Millburn Township to try to create more parking for commuters, but some say officials are barking up the wrong tree.
“If the private sector can do something better than the public sector, then we certainly will talk to them,” Bloomberg said.
A free Sunday perk could be kaput on New York’s Upper West Side if a community board has its way. Will residents be saying goodbye to free parking on Sundays?
There will soon be a few more spots to park in Hoboken as the city gets ready to switch out decades-old meters with cutting-edge multi-space meters.