NYC Parking-Meter Rates to Increase Starting Next Month

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Map charting the parking zones and new meter rates. (NYC DOT)

Parking-meter rates will be rising this fall for drivers across New York City, for the first time since 2013, the NYC Department of Transportation announced.

The new parking prices will be as high as $4.50 for the first hour (up from the current $3.50) in heavily trafficked portions of Manhattan, and as low as $1.25 (up from $1) per hour in low-traffic areas of the city. Commercial vehicles have higher rates in high-traffic areas of Manhattan.

Most of Boro Park and Flatbush is colored as Zone 3, meaning the price will only go up to $1.25 for the first hour.

A swath of area surrounding 13th Avenue, however, is considered Zone 2, meaning it will cost $1.50 for the first hour. This includes 12th to 14th Avenues, from 45th Street until 54th Street. Another Zone 2 is from 7th to 9th Avenues, from 47th Street until 61st Street.

A full maps and price chart of the new rates appears above.

The rate increases will take effect on the following dates:

Brooklyn – September 4

Manhattan – October 1

Queens – November 1

Bronx and Staten Island – December 3