Seeking relief for parking in NYC

NEW YORK (AP) - November 17, 2009

But this isn't between a couple of drivers competing for a rare Big Apple parking spot.

The New York City Council wants to give drivers a bit of a break in certain no-parking zones.

The council has voted 47-2 to offer a five-minute cushion when the meter expires.

But Mayor Michael Bloomberg says it would lead to "chaos" and more ticket disputes.

However, the council has enough votes to override Bloomberg's threatened veto.

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