Above is a close up of a Muni Meter on Riverdale Avenue between West 236th and West 238th Streets. Below is a photo of the other Muni Meter space on this block which is in front of Yo Burger.
You see that this Muni Meter is completely missing. By the way the NYPD van driving by in the background was just a coincidence. This is becoming almost a regular practice with Muni Meters that the coin slots are jammed so credit or debit cards must be used. It would not surprise anyone to see that card skimming devices like those at ATM machines could be placed in the card slots. Anyway be very careful if you do have to use a credit or debit card and check the slot to see that there are no skimming devices in there.
This problem has popped up on White Plains Road and in other major shopping areas where there are Muni Meters.