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.