NEW YORK, NY — Drivers in New York Metropolis ought to keep out of Manhattan in any respect prices, in response to a new analysis from the parking app SpotAngels. The borough generated greater than $200 million in parking fines final yr, almost half the $440 million collected throughout the 5 boroughs, the research discovered.
Drivers in simply 10 Manhattan neighborhoods paid greater than $151 million in fines final yr, the research exhibits. The Higher East Aspect had a few of the riskiest parking spots — its greater than 18,000 areas acquired about 448,000 tickets value almost $33.2 million.
SpotAngels analyzed public knowledge from the town’s Division of Finance, which administers parking ticket fines, together with its personal maps of New York Metropolis’s streets to determine which elements of the town have been the worst for parking.
Manhattan’s common parking ticket value $79.82, outpacing the opposite 4 boroughs. However some neighborhoods are worse than others — the typical high quality was about $101 in Battery Park Metropolis however simply $64 in Greenwich Village.
Brooklyn was the second-pricest borough for drivers final yr, the research discovered. Cops issued greater than 1.9 million tickets there final yr, producing $120.6 million in fines.
Manhattan alone produced extra parking fines than all of San Francisco, New York’s rival with regards to parking prices, the SpotAngels research exhibits. The borough’s common area will get 14 parking tickets, greater than the 11 issued in San Francisco’s riskiest neighborhood.
Manhattan has much more “no-standing” guidelines than different boroughs, stopping drivers from parking on main streets to maintain visitors shifting. That results in a better variety of costlier tickets, particularly for business automobiles making an attempt to make fast stops, stated Aboud Jardaneh, SpotAngels’ co-founder.
“Even once they cease for a few minutes, they assume they will drop off one thing in a retailer, they get fined immediately,” Jardaneh stated.
A no-standing ticket was commonest in Manhattan, whereas road cleansing and meter guidelines dominated the outer boroughs.
A number of the most-ticketed neighborhoods typically have a mixture of residential buildings and business thoroughfares — such because the Higher East Aspect — as clients and residents should compete for a small variety of areas, Jardaneh stated.
Staten Island is the perfect borough for automobiles. The borough’s drivers collected simply 240,000 tickets final yr with a mean superb of $70.77, on par with the citywide common of $70.
The town’s drivers pay a worth for clear streets, the info present. Violations of street-cleaning guidelines was the most typical reason for a ticket, accounting for 43 % of all fines final yr. These tickets value $45 to $65.
Take a look at the map under to see the borough-by-borough breakdown of New York Metropolis’s parking ticket prices.
(Lead picture from NY.gov)