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.
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