The idea of resident-only parking is not new—it's already in place in Hoboken, Chicago and other cities.
But it hasn't been instituted in New York City (other than in a few privately owned neighborhoods, such as Forest Hills Gardens in Queens).
This week the city council on a neighborhood-by-neighborhood basis, though it still needs to go to Albany for state approval.
Those pushing for it (such as those living near Atlantic Yards) say it's badly needed, not only by residents bracing for the flood of cars expected to arrive when the , but also by neighborhoods across the city that serve as parking lots for commuters who hop the train to Manhattan.
But those against it feel equally passionate, saying the permits would be just another tax instituted by the city, that the “park and ride” problem would just move to the next neighborhood over, and that permits would make it difficult for people to drive to visit friends or run errands in other parts of their borough.
What do you think?