Brooklyn drivers will now have to dig a little deeper into their pockets when paying the meter.
The city Department of Transportation raised parking meter rates in the borough on Tuesday for both commercial and private vehicles. Meter increases will be rolled out in the rest of the boroughs within the coming months, with Manhattan beginning Oct. 1, Queens on Nov. 1, and Staten Island and the Bronx on Dec. 3
The rate increases vary depending on the type of meter — private or commercial — as well as by location, according to the DOT.
In Brooklyn, the “core area” rates increased from $1 to $2 an hour. The agency did not specify what streets Brooklyn’s core area consists of, but the DOT website has an interactive map with information on parking rates for specific neighborhoods.
Meters for private vehicle spaces located in Brooklyn’s neighborhood corridors, meanwhile, rose 50 cents to $1.50 an hour and the remaining meters rose 25 cents to $1.25 an hour. The same meter rates will also be applied in Queens, the Bronx and Staten Island, but the plan for Manhattan is markedly different.
In Manhattan’s “core areas,” which includes parts of lower Manhattan and midtown up to 59th Street, private parking meters will be increased by $1 to $4.50 an hour. Between 96th and 110th streets, rates will go up by $1 to $2.50 an hour. Drivers in other neighborhoods south of 96th Street will see a 50-cent jump to $4 per hour.
A second hour of parking will cost private vehicle drivers an additional $7.50 in the borough’s “core area” and $6.75 everywhere else below 96th Street.
Commercial parking rates in Manhattan’s “core area” will be increased by $2 per hour to $6 for the first hour, $7 for the second hour and $8 for the third hour. Commercial meter rates will increase by $1 elsewhere below 96th Street, per the DOT.
Additionally, all passenger parking meters with a one-hour time limit located south of 96th Street will be extended to two hours.
This is the first time the city DOT has raised parking meter rates since 2013, officials said. The increases, which the DOT described as “modest,” were first announced in May.