I worked tirelessly on this blog for an up-and-coming startup called Spot Angels, which provides real-time parking information to residents in New York City and San Francisco via a convenient mobile app.
Here’s a short excerpt from the piece:
A New York City parking card is a pre-paid card that can be used at street meters or municipal lots to pay for parking. The cards are prepaid and come in denominations of $20, $50, and $100 amounts.
To purchase a card for the first time, go online and register. After that, cards can be purchased using your account. Alternatively, cards are available for purchase at the St. George Ferry Terminal (passenger boarding area) from four machines, which are accessible 24 hours.
NYC Parking cards are useful because they never expire and are valid until the card balance runs down to zero. Every time you use the card, its new balance will be displayed on meter’s display screen.
Read the entire Guide to Meter Parking in NYC on their site.