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DOT Puts 13 Two-Hour Parking Meters Along Astoria Blvd

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May 20, 2016 By Michael Florio

A 17-block stretch of Astoria Boulevard now has two-hour metered parking after the Department of Transportation installed about dozen new muni-meters.

In total, the DOT installed 13 muni-meters on both sides of Astoria Boulevard between 83rd Street and 100th Street, specifically on blocks with retail and commercial establishments, according to a spokesperson.

The new meters were put in as part of a City-wide meter expansion project, the spokesperson said.

The westbound regulations start at 9 a.m. (10 a.m. where 7 to 10 a.m. rush hour regulations exist) and end at 7 p.m. The eastbound regulations start at 9 a.m. and end at 7 p.m. (4 p.m. where 4 to 7 p.m. rush hour regulations exist).

Parking meters will operate with a two-hour limit. Street cleaning regulations remain for both sides of the block.

Last month, the DOT installed 25 muni-meters along Northern Boulevard from Junction Boulevard to 112th Street. Those meters allow for one-hour parking.

However, Community Board 3 District Manager Giovanna Reid said that the Board will request the DOT increase it to two-hour parking.

The DOT spokesperson said the agency would review possible duration changes for the meters upon receipt of an official request.

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