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Queens Drivers Have an Easier Time Finding Parking than Most NYC Drivers: Study

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Feb. 27, 2020 By Allie Griffin

Queens drivers have an easier time finding parking than most drivers in the city, according to a new study.

While looking for a legal place to park on Queens streets can be a headache-inducing activity, drivers in the World’s Borough spend less time searching for parking than drivers in three of the four other boroughs, according to a recent study by Zipcar.

Drivers in Queens spend 17 minutes on average looking for a public parking spot, according to the study — only Staten Islanders have it easier; it takes them about 16 minutes.

New York City drivers as a whole spend an average of 19 minutes looking for street parking with Manhattan and Brooklyn drivers spending 21 minutes and Bronx drivers spending the citywide average, according to the study.

However, some of the 796 New Yorkers surveyed said it takes them up to two hours to find a place to park their car.

Nearly every New Yorker interviewed — 92 percent — said finding public parking is stressful and 62 percent said it was “very” or “extremely stressful,” the study states.

In fact, finding parking in the City is so harrowing, some of the respondents said they were willing to give up social media, coffee, chocolate and even sex.

And like true New Yorkers, nearly 30 percent of those interviewed said they use profanity everyday while on the prowl for parking.

Manhattanites have the biggest potty mouths of the bunch, with 37 percent saying they curse while circling the block for parking and 24 percent of Queens drivers say the mutter a profanity or two in their everyday search as well.

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