Parking Meter Rates Rise in Brooklyn

By Hamodia Staff

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BROOKLYN — Parking-meter rates in Brooklyn rose Thursday, the latest step in a Department of Transportation rollout of rate hikes of at least 20% across the city.

In “Zone 1 — Business Districts” such as Downtown Brooklyn, the new rate will be $2.50 for the first hour and $5 for the second hour. (The previous rate was $2 and $4.) In “Zone 2 — Neighborhood Retail Districts,” the new rate will be $2 for the first hour and $3 for the second hour, up from the previous $1.50 and $2.50, respectively. In “Zone 3 – Other Metered Locations,” the rate will rise to $1.50 for the first hour and $2.50 for the second, from $1.25 and $2, respectively.

The rate increase began in Manhattan on October 16, followed by Queens on October 27 and Brooklyn on November 9. It will come to the Bronx on November 22, and finally Staten Island on November 28.

Manhattan below 110th Street has a different rate schedule than the outerboroughs: parking in Midtown Core and Lower Manhattan costs $5.50 for the first hour and $9 for the second hour; $5 and $8.25, respectively, below 96th Street; and $3 and $5, respectively, from 96th Street to 110th Street. There are higher rates for commercial vehicles below 96th Street.

Portions of Madison Avenue, Fifth Avenue, Columbus Avenue and Broadway north of 96th Street are within the Manhattan South of 96th Street rate area.

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