Parking Meter Rates Rise In New York City

By Rhonesha Byng
|  Monday, Jan 3, 2011  |  Updated 2:13 PM EDT
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Parking Meter Rates Rise In New York City

No matter if you travel by commuter rail, by subway, or by car, the cost of getting around in New York City is going to cost more. On the heels of the increased fares for mass transit, parking meter rates are going up today across the city.

Parking meter rates will increase from 25 cents for 20 minutes to 25 cents for 15 minutes. The meter rate also increased from $2.50 per hour to $3.00 per hour in Manhattan south of 86th street at Muni-Meters, the New York Post reported.

The changes roll out today in Manhattan and Queens while the Bronx won’t get hit until March and Brooklyn and Staten Island rates change in April, according to the Post.

"The city is expensive enough," Felix Miranda, a doorman,  told the New York Post.  "Bloomberg should focus his energy on people who have the money, not on the working class."

This rate increase is the latest blow to New Yorkers, following an increase in subway fares and a major standstill across the city due to the effects of a severe blizzard. With streets still cluttered by mounds of snow, this latest rate increase adds insult to injury for New York commuters

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