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Warning! – Parking meters cost more now

Pay attention when you park your car.
Beginning this past Monday, January 3, 25 cents will only buy 15 minutes at a parking meter, not 20.
In Manhattan, according to the Department of Transportation (DOT), where passenger and commercial parking rates at muni-meters south of 86th Street were $2.50 per hour, they are now $3 per hour.
A statement by the agency reads, “The change was included as part of a package of citywide budget-gap closing proposals and is expected to be implemented over a six-month period beginning in January 2011 and ending June 30.” – Tonia N. Cimino

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