The iconic parking meter is about to expire in Manhattan.
The New York Times reports:
... the diminutive parking meter has led an outsize life. But its days in New York City are about to expire.
The city will remove its last decommissioned single-space parking meter in Manhattan on Monday...
The old-fashioned, pole-mounted meter will now yield to the robotlike Meter of Tomorrow: a solar-powered box, equipped with Wi-Fi, that can handle eight parking spaces at once and can shut itself down on free-parking Sundays.