NEW YORK (PIX11) — MTA toll and fare hikes have already kicked in, and now New Yorkers will fork over more money to park in New York City this fall.

The new parking meter rates will first go into effect in Manhattan and Queens next month, and in the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Staten Island in November, according to the Department of Transportation.

The highest rates will impact the busiest streets in Midtown and Lower Manhattan, where the new hourly parking rate will be $5.50, up from $4.50, officials said. Drivers who park in areas south of 96th Street will pay $5 for the first hour, up from $4. A second hour in Midtown and Lower Manhattan will cost $9, an increase of $1.50.

It will cost 50 cents more to park between 96th Street and 110th Street in Manhattan, in Downtown Brooklyn, Flushing, Jamaica, and 125th Street in Manhattan, according to DOT data.

However, the rates significantly spike for a second hour of parking in these districts. For example, it will cost $5 for a second hour in Downtown Brooklyn, Downtown Flushing, Jamaica, and 125th Street in Manhattan compared to $2.50 for the first hour, the data shows.

A spokesperson for the DOT said the hikes will make it easier for drivers to find spots that were previously occupied for hours.

“By aligning meter rates with demand, we’re going to make it easier for drivers to find a spot because there will be more availability. These new rates will also reduce congestion and double parking, while supporting the local economy,” the spokesperson said in a statement.

These are the dates for the parking rate increase by borough:

  • Manhattan: Oct. 16
  • Queens: Oct. 27
  • Brooklyn: Nov. 9
  • The Bronx: Nov. 22
  • Staten Island: Nov. 28

Drivers can make the payments via the ParkNYC app, with coins or credit cards.

Mira Wassef is a digital reporter who has covered news and sports in the New York City area for more than a decade. She joined PIX11 News in 2022. See more of her work here.