Since Mayor Bloomberg took office, there’s been a 45 percent increase in traffic-enforcement agents and a 64 percent spike in parking fees: a boon for the city coffers, but a hidden tax for everyone else. To limit your orange-envelope exposure, consider these apps, loopholes, and ticket-contesting techniques. And do try to be nice to the meter reader.
- The Good Fight
- You parked illegally—or at least the ticketing agent said you did—and you got caught. Either way, you should appeal. Here’s how.
- Shh, We Spied on a Cop
- To get a glimpse of what a parking enforcer does on his daily rounds, we secretly trailed one.