parking

Jackson Heights parking problem may get a solution
Jackson Heights parking problem may get a solution
News Alexa Altman 10/11/2012 at 8:45AM

Circling the block, searching for a parking spot and scrounging for quarters may become a thing of the past for drivers in Jackson Heights. The Department of Transportation’s (DOT) proposed PARK Smart plan promises to improve parking conditions by increasing time limits, upping prices and altering hours of operation in order to raise turnover rates [...]

Tennis Center parking plans not met with Love
Tennis Center parking plans not met with Love
News Terence M. Cullen 7/30/2012 at 8:34AM

Officials and advocates are currently volleying parking plans at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Designs for new structures to relieve parking problems at the center will not breach the area allocated to the U.S. Open rented from the city, a Tennis Association representative said. But park advocates say that any new, permanent construction [...]

Parking just got more pleasant
News Michael Pantelidis 4/13/2012 at 4:59PM

Newly approved legislation is providing drivers with peace of mind by curbing unfair parking fines. Councilmember James Gennaro joined community leaders and residents to celebrate the passage of a law requiring any parking ticket to be cancelled upon the presentation of a valid muni-meter receipt no later than five minutes after the violation is issued. [...]

Short-term parking announced in Long Island City
Short-term parking announced in Long Island City
News Steve Mosco 1/30/2012 at 3:38PM

Fed up with commuters using their neighborhood as a parking lot, residents and community leaders of Long Island City banded together with the Department of Transportation, (DOT) and announced the reduction of 12-hour parking meters. The new meter regulation, which accounts for 39 spots where Vernon Boulevard meets Borden Avenue, one block from the No. [...]

No ticket while getting your ticket
News Michael Pantelidis 1/24/2012 at 1:31PM

New legislation is aiming to please drivers by “parking” many of their muni-meter tickets. The City Council recently passed a bill that will spare commuters the stress of receiving a parking ticket while retrieving their muni-meter receipt. Prior to the bill, if a driver presented a valid receipt to a traffic enforcement agent, there was [...]

New parking regulations to help businesses
News Michael Pantelidis 10/11/2011 at 12:56PM

Commuters utilizing the muni-meter lots on Queens Boulevard in Sunnyside are having their parking plans curbed by the Department of Transportation (DOT). Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer joined DOT Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan and other local elected officials on September 29 to announce that 60 muni-meter parking spaces on Queens Boulevard and 40th Street underneath the No. [...]

New parking regulations to help businesses
New parking regulations to help businesses
News Michael Pantelidis 10/05/2011 at 7:29PM

Commuters utilizing the muni-meter lots on Queens Boulevard in Sunnyside are having their parking plans curbed by the Department of Transportation (DOT). Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer joined DOT Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan and other local elected officials on September 29 to announce that 60 muni-meter parking spaces on Queens Boulevard and 40th Street underneath the No. [...]

Incensed by parking meter increase
News Billy Rennison 10/05/2011 at 7:21PM

Queens drivers are reaching deeper into their pockets — more often — to park around the borough “I have to constantly feed the meter, when I can barely feed myself in this economy,” said Theresa Bulgosi as she shopped along Vernon Boulevard. City motorists now get only 15 minutes for a quarter — $1 for [...]