From the Daily News:
Motorists parked along busy Bell Blvd. - one of the area's main commercial drags - often play a heart-pounding game of chicken with oncoming traffic in their mad dash to cross the busy street to avoid getting parking tickets.
And those are the lucky ones, who managed to find a spot.
Many drivers said they grow so exasperated circling the same strip for a space that they give up and head to Long Island.
Add to that the agita of rushing to put muni-meter slips on dashboards, lest a vigilant traffic agent slap you with a ticket while you're in between.
Parking is particularly problematic there because Bayside has no subway stations - only a Long Island Rail Road stop. Many residents rely on their cars to get around.
The situation got worse for businesses when the city switched from two-hour parking meters to one-hour muni-meters on Bell Blvd., locals said.