Civic Leaders Announce New Parking Rule To Help Small Businesses
On April 15 Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer, Assemblymember Cathy Nolan and Department of Transportation Queens Borough Commissioner Maura McCarthy united with local small business owners and Community Board 2 members to announce a new parking rule that will help local businesses along Queens Boulevard.
The new rule will extend the duration of 104 parking meters on the north and south side of Queens Boulevard from one to two hours. On the south side of Queens Boulevard the new meters will span from 39th Street to Greenpoint Avenue and on the north side from 39th Place to 48th Street. This new rule will phase into effect beginning April 15 and is planned for completion by the first week of May.
“Parking meters are an important tool to manage curb space for the community and businesses,” McCarthy said. “We were happy to work with them to extend the meter durations to two hours along this section of Queens Boulevard.”
Nolan said, “These new meters will allow residents and visitors to spend more time enjoying all that our area has to offer.”