Residential parking permits (RPP) are the solution reached by seven communities throughout the five boroughs in a dozen workshops with DOT personnel during the fall and winter, allowing some space to be guaranteed for local cars instead of those of nonresidents seeking to avoid the $8 toll to cross into Manhattan."A community's residents would propose where and when parking restrictions would apply. After their proposal is reviewed and approved by local officials and the city Department of Transportation, parking permits would be issued to vehicles registered to addresses in the residential parking zone. That would give them Ð and only them Ð the right to park where and when restrictions are in effect," Bloomberg explained during his March 16 radio address.So for communities such as Forest Hills, downtown Flushing and Long Island City, this plan and its color-coded decals may give local residents a chance at getting that elusive parking spot, or at least making sure drivers from elsewhere in Queens or Nassau or Suffolk counties cannot take all the spaces in the neighborho
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