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
First things First, THIS CITY IS DEBLASIO’S SOCIALIST PARADISE. Don’t kid yourself folks. Second of all we have his Crony and head stooge Jimmy Van Bramer (if you say anything against me you must be homophobic), who will do anything his master tells him too, including throwing Sunnyside to the wolves.
Wait, does deBlasio think that the means of production, distribution, and exchange should be owned or regulated by the community as a whole, or do you just have no idea what socialism is?
Who cares. Peanuts. Same bitches that are complaining are the same ones who pay $9 for a pint of tap beer. Too many alcoholic people around here
Gardens Watcher hit a home run..Million dollar minimum homes now..two families on 40 Th St off 50 Th avenue are almost 2 million now..Ya got to really think about how insane it is..stop crying..we live in a wealthy hood now.56 years in Sunnyside and now I can say ..MOVING ON UP and “OUT”…???
Now strollers can’t go more than a block or two
“Some people have young children who aren’t old enough to walk safely to shopping more than a block or two away”
In Western Queens:
$.25 = 15 minutes now
$.25 = 10 minutes in future
But enough about the laundry machines in my building…
This will increase turnover and will be good for our businesses. No need to complain about everything, folks.
All points of view are valid. No need to squash anyone else.
lol. wait til the scooters and lime bikes come….
don’t sour on the lime bikes…
Have you visited large poorer cities. If I can’t park near work I will bike or scooter. Imagine thousand of two wheelers everywhere. Sidewalks covered with them.
Get ready for an up tick on NYPD/FDNY placard abuse, MTA vest on windshield as a deterrent from getting a ticket. Some of these people don’t even work for the city or mta and the actual employees abuse their privledge. Just walk around under the 7 train, you see mta vests on windshield and no meter slip, no ticket. Go down on 43 street by the Budget office you see all the sunnyside yard employees parking on the sidewalk. Their vests allows them to not get a ticket.
So much for “all people are created equal.” Why doesn’t the MTA require its employees to live in the city and ride the trains? They sure would have motivation to fix them then.
Exactly, it would be a great motivator. As an MTA employee, am sure they either get a free pass or a discounted rate. Even better they can actually wear their vest, walk to the teller and have them buzz them through.
I’ve seen these posts in a few threads and each time is more confusing than the last. Assuming the amount of workers stays the same, or likely decreases when they finally finish the computer based signal upgrades, why would this increase? Are you saying (as you previously have) you are going to do it yourself?
Enlighten us, please. Happy Friday!
Next time I’ll add the word sarcasm in parenthesis for you.
Every little bit helps, comrades! Now shut up and give generously!
More money for Honeymoon in Cuba DeBlasio to finance his Socialist agenda…
Yeah why should we redistribute taxpayer wealth to provide public parking in a capitalist society?! Every individual should pay for their own parking spot, roads, sidewalks and emergency services–this is not socialism!
agreed. public school, nypd, fdny should all be paid services. if you cant afford it, then dont send your kids to school and put out your own fire. and if that fire spreads to my apt, then i should be able to garnish you and your family’s paychecks for life. and if you get robbed or shot, thats not my problem if you cant afford an ambulance. at least i can make money off your misery by putting the video on youtube. capitalism is awesome!
So I guess pedestrians should pay a fee, too. I mean they use the sidewalks and those have to be maintained. lol
You’re describing taxes…
Equally Poor- You seem to tout capitalistic ideals until you’re expected to pay your share. Let us guess, you’re Fox informed and educated.
Tommy boy…grow a brain.. Fox News lol
@equally- Tommy is right. You can always spot a Fox News viewer by his idiocy.,
These politicians expect us to pay this when our voices are not properly heard and overridden by tyrants? No thanks!
Please, this is not tyranny by any stretch of the imagination.
How did that word become so easily bandied around?
Sure with the new lack of parking spots due to the new bike lanes that are being installed at the same time, both diBlasio and Van Bramer are hitting Sunnyside drivers twice with the first raises in Queens and the highest prices. I can’t wait for Van Bramers’ carefully crafted, vague, playing two sides, double talk response to this one for the Sunnyside voters. ( He will probably write a similiar tweet, that he respects the Mayor’s decision against Sunnyside residents and businesses.
Tony- You live in Sunnyside and use your car to shop here in Sunnyside as well??
You know what, Tommy O? Some people are not strong. Some people can’t walk far. They have heart trouble, or asthma, or are recovering from cancer, or have back trouble. Some people are completely disabled. Some people have young children who aren’t old enough to walk safely to shopping more than a block or two away. Some people are very senior. Why can’t you and others remember that? Without a car these people would be homebound and dependent on others for their daily needs. Don’t you know anyone at all who needs help like that? Can’t you see beyond your own abilities and see that others do not have them? We need to re-educate people. Many, many people need help. I am a nurse and I see it all the time. This needs to be publicized more.
@So sad – Tommy asked two simple questions but those questions must be hard for you to see from on top of that high horse you sit. Tony expresses absolutely no concerns for any of the issues you outlined in your post just attack on local politicians and distorted attacks I may add. I am in my late 60’s and recently disabled and my father is 86 and lives on 39th avenue far from any shopping we know the need for parking we live it every day.
Boy, those people must be really angry at the drivers who don’t have any of those problems taking up so many parking spaces.
When is that protest scheduled for?
And the city says, yet again, to car owners, “Drop Dead!”
How am I supposed to afford a car payment and a 25¢ increase?
Your trust fund and future inheritance will take care of it.
My dumpy little home is worth a measly $1.3 mil. When will I catch a break?
Just eat less avocado toast, you miscreant!