New York Daily News

Mind over meter with no-pay plan

- Erin Durkin

CALL IT A holiday from parking fees.

City Councilman Vincent Gentile (D-Brooklyn) will introduce a bill Wednesday to suspend parking meter payments on dozens of holidays a year.

Under the legislatio­n, meters would be curbed on all legal holidays — Presidents’ Day, Martin Luther King Day and Veterans Day, for example, when drivers are currently required to feed them.

Meters would also be suspended for a slew of Christian, Jewish and Muslim holidays, Lunar New Year, Diwali and Election Day — all the days when alternate-side parking is currently curtailed.

The number of off-days would grow to about 40 if the bill passes.

The city Department of Transporta­tion said it would review the bill.

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