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Parking meter rates are about to skyrocket in some parts of NYC

Will Gleason
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Will Gleason

It’s about to become a lot more expensive to park in New York.

The Department of Transportation is set to roll out previously announced parking rate increases across the city beginning next month in Brooklyn. The rate hikes, the first increase in parking prices since 2013, will affect both passenger and commercial vehicles and will vary by location and meter type. (Between this and the L train shutdown, some of these new shuttle services are looking a lot more attractive.)

In Manhattan’s core (parts of lower Manhattan and midtown to 59th Street) commercial meters will increase from $4, $5 and $6 for the first, second and third hour to $6, $7 and $8, respectively. Other areas in Manhattan below 96th Street will see parking rate increases of $1 per hour.

Passenger vehicle meters in Manhattan will be increasing between fifty cents and $1 depending on your location. Another new addition will be a progressively-priced second hour for parking in Manhattan. For passenger vehicles in midtown, that means a pretty big price increase for that second hour from the current $3.50 to $7.50.

For a helpful look at the pricing increases for various locations in the city, check out this interactive map. By entering an address into the search bar, you can see what specific color-coded zone that parking in that part of town will cost you once the new rates go into effect.

The exact rollout schedule for the price increases are as follows: 

Brooklyn – September 4, 2018
Manhattan- October 1, 2018
Queens – November 1, 2018
Bronx – December 3, 2018
Staten Island – December 3, 2018

And the full information on all the price changes across the city are below:

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