Thursday, November 17, 1977

Motorists to Be Allowed to Park at Most of 14,000 Broken Meters

Nearly one-fourth of New York City’s 65,000 parking meters are not working because they have been vandalized or broke through normal use, city traffic officials said yesterday. The smashed, headless or missing meters have cost the city $1.4 million in lost revenue durig the first 10 months of 1977. A four month contract dispute has slowed repair work.

One block where the parking meter problem was evident yesterday was West 72nd Street between Broadway and Columbus Avenue in Manhattan, where more than a dozen consecutive meters were without heads.

Excerpt from New York Times Nov 17, 1977

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