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NYC Hikes Metered Parking Rates, Increase to Hit Queens in November

Parking Meter (Photo: Queens Post)

Aug. 9, 2018 By Christian Murray

The cost of a metered parking spot is going up throughout New York City—with Queens to be hit with the increase starting Nov. 1

The new rates will see the cost of metered parking spaces in the commercial districts of Astoria, Long Island City, Sunnyside, Woodside, Jackson Heights and Forest Hills go up from $1 per hour to $1.50. In downtown Flushing the cost will be hiked from $1 to $2 per hour.

Outside traditional commercial districts in Queens, the cost will go up from $1.00 per hour to $1.25.

The DOT in announcing the roll out, which starts in Brooklyn Sept. 4, said that this will be the first time since 2013 that rates are going up.

The hardest hit areas are in lower Manhattan and mid town where passenger rates will increase from $3.50 per hour to $4.50 per hour. The rate increases will take effect in Manhattan starting Oct. 1.

For a full list of the zones, click here

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32 Comments

Fat man Lou.

Larry – you directed your comment to the wrong person .
I just asked what the Councilmember has to say about the increase.




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Lawrence

Written like someone who cares little about the working poor and gentrification in our city. You sir are blind or simply do not care what this means to those who live paycheck to paycheck and cannot afford silly increases like this. In regard to my education, I am happy to be regarded as uneducated by folks like you.
In regard to viewing FOX NEWS, I view and listen to all points of view. It is one of the greatest things about being an American and our 1st Amendment rights. People have the right to speak their minds and let their opinions be considered by others.
I will not dare think about which channels you watch and get your information from. Your response lets me know exactly who you are and the type of person you are. Carry on and all will be clear about you and those like you really are. Silly person. Hahahaha




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Lawrence

Nothing, they all own their apartments and do not care about normal folks making less then them annually. Sad but true.




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Random guy

Parking is a nightmare already in Jackson Heights , now it’s going to be expensive too ? ?




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Jackson Heights A hole

A car is a luxury item in NYC. If u can afford a car u can afford a parking space if not suck it up and deal with parking.




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Daniel Lafave

Parking is still way too cheap considering that most street parking is FREE and the meters are still absurdly cheap. Even at $1.50/hour rate, the City is charging $15 a day ($360/month) for 162 sq. ft of prime New York City real estate. Drivers are just so used to being subsidized that they treat any decrease in their subsidy as an affront.




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Lawrence

You must work for the mayor or DOT. You probably are not a native New Yorker and cannot see the poverty of many people around you.




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Tommy O

Lawerence – Is it that hard for you to stay on topic and just discuss the issues of the topic like Daniel does ? Daniel brings up many valid points that you’re obviously incapable of disputing so you had to paint the guy as a member of groups you perceive as the “enemy” and or just dislike. Let us paint you, a Fox informed banner waving low wage low information and under educated blowhard.




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Lawrence

Exactly who I am and I live being a part of the people I am concerned about. I will not take the time to paint you anything, because everyone can read who you really are.




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Lawrence

A socialist sounding FOX News watcher? I am sure most FOX NEWS watchers are concerned with people who care about those who cannot afford the fair hike. Hahahahaha. Your supposed education did little to helo you understand poverty or the working class.




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Lawrence

Tommy, you must work for Daniel and your paycheck probably depends on him paying you. The subject is the additional cost of parking on or streets and the fact that the wages people are paid are not keeping pace with the cost of living in NYC. Now I will not fall into calling you any names because anyone reading your trash knows you are a coward and god knows what else. I reserve name calling for whenever I am looking at a person and they deserve to be called out. Now get a grip and realize that our Governor gave us a Tier Six pension plan a few years ago for civil servants. Our mayor holds civil servant pay under a glass ceiling because of his annual budget and our neighborhood representative’s do nothing as they give away valuable parking places to rent a car corporations so that people who rent cars no longer have to go to a counter/location and pick up their rental car of their choice. Not everyone in our beighborhood or city rents cars. Add that to preferential rent and rising cost everywhere and we have a formula for gentrification.
Stay on topic? Again, that is the topic. Maybe you want to separate these matters into separate categories, but the reality is they should all be bunched together into one topic gentrification. Stop trying to fool people with your words and insults. Hiding while you hurling insults. Have no fear, I am above trying to hurt you physically. What I will do is let my opinion go public and let those who read it agree or disagree. Unless they have a better explanation than you or Daniel, I will stick to my low income , uneducated opinion of the move. Unafraid and always ready!




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Lawrence

Oh, by the way… the name is spelled Lawrence and sometimes Laurence. No where in the educated world is it spelled Lawerence. Hahahaha. Glad I didn’t go to your school




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Daniel Lafave

In Queens, the median income of a household with a car is $85,400. The median income of a household without a car is $42,500. Parking meter revenue is a progressive revenue source in that it affects disproportionately higher income residents.




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Lawrence

That is simply is not true. The fact is those statistics are not real. Where they got thoae numbers are questionable. Daniel remember everyones finances are different even if they made what you posted.




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Lawrence

Daniel, do you really think the statistics recorded were accurate? Do you think the over 100,000 undocumented residents in our NW Queens neighborhood. Maybe you think most of the residents were at home waiting for the census people to come by? Look, again most of the people who rent and many who own their apartments rent rooms to afford life here. During the 2nd World War mayor Laquardia frooze the rents because of the war effort and economic hardship. That is what we need now, now preferential rents that give landlords tge opportunity to throw poor and middle income people out of their apartments whenever the urge of greed hits them. Tgis is a neighborhood made up of people of different financial levels. You know, different cultures, income levels, religions and political views. These difference make for a better learning experience for our kids. If real protection for low income people is re-implemented into our laws, our children would learn to be compationate and understanding of other people. They would learn to advocate for those who xannot advocate for themselves. Maybe then we can train future representatives to safe guard all who live in our community.
This all may be wishful thinking, but I reserve the right to dream.
Growing up in this neighborhood I witnessed extreme racism, religious hatred and class and culturaldivision’s. I cannot say it is better now with conversions to condo’s and condominiums. With coffee shop’s selling their coffee at almost $2.00 a cup or more. And with people who cannot stand to read or listen to an alternative point of view. To be honest the community and its politicians have become indifferent to the suffering of the poor. So, the statistics you list are as far as I am concerned way off the road.
Though if you want to believe them that certainly is your right.
Now, back to the increase in price for parking an hour or two on our streets. I again feel that itbis gentrification, racist and extreme indifference to those who cannot afford any increases in life. The world should never be viewed through our own economics. We must always think about who changes imoact our less fortunate neighbors.
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aa

Are we having hyperinflation? That’s like 10% annual increase there, that’s outrageous.




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Tic-Tac

The city should use that extra money to fund the speed cameras around the school zones & improve the traffic devices




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The Truth.

I hope all that extra money goes towards traffic safety , better road condition and not towards bonus or pay raises for the DOT.




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Jacksonhead

Why doesn’t NYC care so much to raise New Yorkers wages? Seems like every single thing is going up but the salaries….




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