Starting today – or rather tonight – street parking will be free from 7:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. Monday through Saturday, according to an announcement from the Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation.
The Island currently offers 225 metered spots along Main Street. Parking in one of them during the day will set you back 50 cents for each 15 minutes, Monday through Saturday. Street parking is free on Sundays.
Fees at the Motorgate garage, which offers more than 1,300 spaces, will remain unchanged (in other words, not free).