From the Daily News:
Elmhurst Hospital Center, bordered by Broadway, 41st Ave. and Baxter Ave., is surrounded by meters. Employees and patients say that street parking fills up by 7 a.m. and is full until the end of the workday.
City Councilman Daniel Dromm pointed to the Queens Center Mall as another trouble spot.
The city Department of Transportation met with mall officials, the community board and police department representatives last week to discuss plans to study pedestrian and traffic safety near the mall, an agency spokesman said.
The area is also backed up with drivers trying to find a spot at the neighboring Queens Place Mall, home to Target and Best Buy.
Dromm said he has been working with the DOT to have muni meters installed on the streets in Jackson Heights and plans to push for the same in Elmhurst.
“It would open up at least a space or two per block,” he said.