DOT Commits To Remove Parking Meters In Boro Park, Midwood


nyc-meterBrooklyn – Hundreds of additional parking spots are expected to be available in Boro Park and Midwood this summer. Joseph Palmieri, Brooklyn Borough Commissioner of NYC’s Department of Transportation, has announced the removal of outdated coin-operated meters as soon as possible.

“Last year the City of New York installed Muni Meters throughout our district,” Assemblyman Dov Hikind explained. “One of the advantages of these new meters is they allow for more parking spaces as such spaces are no longer designated by proximity to individual, physical coin meters. Unfortunately, the continued presence of these meters causes motorists in our district to continue parking as if designated spots still exist.”

After surveying the neighborhood, Hikind’s staff had estimated that the wasted space between parked cars would allow for an additional 40 parking spots on 13th Avenue in Boro Park alone. When taking into account the other main thoroughfares in the community-including 16th Avenue, 18th Avenue and New Utrecht Ave.-there are literally hundreds of new potential parking spots available in the community.

“I am grateful to Commissioner Palmieri for taking care of our community so quickly,” said Assemblyman Hikind. “The removal of physical parking meters, which now serve no purpose, will not only benefit our community by providing us with much-needed parking for residents, but it will also benefit the City as additional parking on streets with Muni Meters will translate into additional revenue.”

{Andy Newscenter}