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New York City Parking Options
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88 Leonard St, New York, NY 10013, USA
0.26 miles away
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121 Reade Street
0.30 miles away
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25-27 Beekman St, New York, NY 10038, USA
0.33 miles away
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Enterprise Ann
0.35 miles away
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74 Hudson St, New York, NY 10013, USA
0.42 miles away
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88 Walker St, New York, NY 10013, USA
0.49 miles away
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Ice House Garage
0.56 miles away
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174 Centre St, New York, NY 10013, USA
0.59 miles away
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6-10 Wooster St, New York, NY 10013, USA
0.65 miles away
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35 Reade St
0.02 miles away
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New York City Parking

As the most populated city in the country, New York City is the epitome of what every city aims to be like.  One of the busiest cities around, New York City is such a flurry of people and activity that its hard to find time to pause and take a break while on the streets, so you can imagine the difficulties that arise when trying to park!  In order to not get swept up in the fast-paced whirl of New York traffic, ParkMe has put together everything you will need to know to get your car parked quickly, so you can experience everything NYC has to offer up close.

Lots Everywhere but Spaces Limited: There are parking lots and garages spread out all over NYC.  Finding a parking lot is the easy part, the hard part is finding an open spot since each lot averages 170 parking spots, which in comparison to the thousands of people passing through New York City every day, is not a lot of parking spaces.

Pricey Parking: New York City parking lots have some of the highest parking rates around, with the average hourly rate ranging from $11-$15 per hour.  In order to get your money's worth at a parking lot is to park at one spot and leave your car there all day.  New York's subway system is the largest and most efficient in the country, so if you want to explore the city, leave your car parked in one spot, and take the subway to your various destinations.  To save a little more money, try to get to a parking lot early to take advantage of Early Bird rates.  Most garages offer discounted, all-day flat rates to vehicles entering before 11am.

Street Parking: There are thousands of street metered spaces around New York City, and their rates vary from $1-$3 per hour depending on location and time of day.  NYC has established a program called PARK Smart, which attempts to reduce traffic congestion and increase the number of available parking spaces by encouraging drivers to park no longer than necessary.  PARK Smart does this by increasing the meter rate during times when parking demand is greatest.

Pro Parking Tips:

Pro Tip 1: New York City street signs are some of the MOST confusing out there!  Want to make sure that you aren't violating any of the city's parking regulations?  Visit the New York City Parking Regulations page to find parking regulations of specific streets.

 

Pro Tip 2: Oversize vehicles will have to pay an additional $3-$10 fee at most parking lots and garages, so if you drive a SUV or other oversize vehicle, you may want to do some price comparison on the ParkMe map before parking.

 

Pro Tip 3: Many locals prefer to park outside of Manhattan (like around Brooklyn) and then take the subway into the city to save on parking costs.

New York City Parking Tickets

New York City Parking Tickets:

New York City parking ticket enforcement is the responsibility of the New York City Police Department. Each year they issue more than 10 million parking tickets that amount for more than $500 million. With close to 100 different types of parking violations with an average cost is $115, its no surprise that those numbers are so high. Most people don’t bother fighting their parking tickets but for those patient few who do, we will give you some tips to try beat your parking ticket.

 

NYC Parking Ticket Types:

The most common reasons for getting parking tickets in New York include parking in a street cleaning zone or just having an expired meter. The worst tickets that you can get in New York City include parking in a handicap space which results in a penalty of $180. Knowing New York City’s parking rules and their associated fines will make you think twice before illegally parking your car. Check out this complete list of parking ticket types and fines for more information.

Parking illegally in a handicap parking space is the will result in a hefty ticket but it might also cost way more if your car gets towed. Parking in front of a fire hydrant, bus stop or obstructing traffic by double parking can all result in getting towed which can cost an additional $100 - $200. If your vehicle gets towed you can get more information about getting your car back here.

 

Paying A New York City Parking Ticket:

If you do end up getting a ticket and have no interest in contesting it there are 4 ways to pay for your violation; online, by mail, by phone, and in person. It is important to note that if you don’t pay your ticket it within 30 days then a $10 fine is added which increases over time.

 

Paying Online:

You can pay your NYC parking ticket online with a credit card by following these steps. Please note that if you pay online you will be charged a convenience fee of 2.49%.

 

1. Go to this website: http://nycserv.nyc.gov/NYCServWeb/NYCSERVMain

2. Click "GO" next to "Search -or- Pay For:" on Parking Tickets

3. Enter the ticket #

4. Enter the “amount due” and click continue

5. Click “CHECK OUT” to confirm

6. Enter your credit card information then click “PROCESS PAYMENT” to finalize

 

Paying By Mail:

You can follow the instructions on the back of your parking ticket to pay for through the mail. Make sure that you send your payment in with enough time to get to the NYC Department of Finance before the 30 day deadline or you will incur a $10 penalty. Follow these steps:

 

1) Check “Guilty” box in the top part on the back of your ticket

2) Fill out the required information like name, address, etc.

3) Enclose a check or a money order for the full amount of your ticket. DO NOT SEND CASH!

4) Mail payment to:

 

New York City Department of Finance

Parking Violations

PO Box 2127

Peck Slip Station

New York, NY 10272-2127

 

Paying By Phone:

You can also save some time by paying for your ticket by phone. Just call 212-504-4041 then use your MasterCard, VISA, American Express, or Discover credit card. This method is faster and more convenient but they also charge a $2.00 per ticket service fee.

 

Paying In Person

Find and visit any Finance Business Center to pay by cash, check, money order or credit card. VISA, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover credit cards are all accepted. Just like the previous 3 payment methods. If you do not pay or request a hearing by the 30th day, a penalty of $10 penalty will be added to your fine and additional penalties will accrue until you respond.


 

How to Contest a New York City Parking Ticket:

There are many different reasons for receiving an unrightful parking ticket like a missing sign or broken parking meter. Luckily if you think that you unrightfully received a parking ticket there are 3 ways to contest a New York City parking ticket :

 

Contesting Your Ticket Online:

You can request a hearing to contest your parking ticket online by following these steps:

 

1. Go to this website: http://nycserv.nyc.gov/NYCServWeb/PVOHearingRequestViolationSearch.jsp

2. Enter the ticket violation # then click “SEARCH”

3. Submit your rebuttal and evidence explaining why you are innocent

4. A decision will be made in 10 days and you will be contacted then

 

Contest Your Ticket By Mail:

You can also contest a parking ticket through the mail. Make sure to collect evidence to support your case then follow these steps:

 

1) Write a letter explaining why your should be found not guilty of the violation

2) Attach evidence like photos or police reports to the letter

3) Make copies of your letter and evidence for your own records

4) Send the the ticket with the reason why you believe you are not guilty checked off on the back, your letter, and your evidence to the NYC Department of Finance at the following address:

 

NYC Department of Finance

Hearings By Mail Unit

P.O. Box 29021

Cadman Plaza Station

Brooklyn, NY 11202-9021

 

Contest Your Ticket In-Person

The last option is to contest your parking ticket in-person. You can visit an Finance Business Center to do so. Just be aware that the hearings are held on a first-come, first-serve basis between 8:30am - 4:30pm Monday through Friday. Make sure to do the following when contesting a ticket in person:

 

-Bring your license, ticket, vehicle registration, and title or rental agreement.

-Bring any evidence that supports your “Not Guilty” claim like photos, police reports, etc.

-Prepare arguments to support your claim before your hearing

-Get there early in case there are lines

 

















 

 

 

New York City Parking Restrictions

New York City Parking Meters:  

There are more than 81875 metered parking spaces in NYC but finding an open one can be tricky.

Meter Types

1) Single Space - Your typical coin slot parking meter

2) Smart Parking Meter - These parking meters accept credit cards and can be used by ParkMe to show you where there are open parking spots.

3) Municipal Parking Meter System (The Muni-Meter) - Large parking meter that controls several spots on a block. Pay for a spot and a time amount using a card, coins or parking card, then post the receipt on dashboard.

 

New York City Parking Meter Rates:

 

Single and Muni-meter

Location of Space

Hourly

Rate

Minimum

Payment

The Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island

 $1.00

25¢

(15 min)

Manhattan above 110th Street, and above 96th Street east of Fifth Avenue

 $1.00

25¢

(15 min)

Manhattan west of Central Park from 96th to 110th Street

 $1.50

25¢

(10 min)

Manhattan below 96th Street

 $3.00

50¢

(10 min)

commercial vehicle spaces throughout the City

 $4.00 (first hour)

 $5.00 (second hour)

 $6.00 (third hour)

Varies


 

PARK Smart

PARK Smart Area

Hourly Rate

 

Greenwich Village

   

Greenwich Village 6:00 to 10:00 pm

$5.00

 

Greenwich Village all other times

$3.00

 
     

Park Slope noon to 7:00 pm

$2.00

 

Park Slope all other times

$1.00

 

You can get more info here:   http://www.nyc.gov/html/dot/html/motorist/prkintro.shtml

 

New York City Parking Sign Types:

There are many different types of parking signs in New York City. Many can be confusing so make sure to read very carefully before leaving your car.

 

SIGN PHOTOS

REGULATION DESCRIPTION

TEXT USED FOR PARKING REGULATIONS

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NO PARKING REGULATION

Sign indicates that vehicles may NOT park at this location at any time.  You may stop to load/unload packages or merchandise at curbside and you may stop to expeditiously drop off or pick up passengers.

NO PARKING ANYTIME (SINGLE ARROW)

**

STREET CLEANING PARKING REGULATION

Sign indicates when vehicles may NOT park at this location during certain time period and day(s).  Broom symbol identifies sign as a location subject to street cleaning regulations.

Click here for more information as to when these regulations are suspended.

NO PARKING (SANITATION BROOM SYMBOL) 8-11AM TUESDAY (SINGLE ARROW)

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NO PARKING REGULATION DURING INDICATED HOURS

Sign indicates that vehicles may NOT park at this location during a certain time period on certain day(s).

NO PARKING 4-7PM MON THRU FRI <----->

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NO STANDING REGULATION

Sign indicates that vehicles may NOT stand at this location.  You may not wait or stop to load/unload packages or merchandise at curbside.  You may stop to expeditiously drop off or pick up passengers.

NO STANDING ANYTIME  <----->

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NO STOPPING REGULATION

Sign indicates that vehicles may NOT stop at this location at any time.  You may not wait, stop to load/unload packages or merchandise at curbside, or drop off or pick up passengers at this location.

NO STOPPING ANYTIME <----->

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BUS STOP

This location is a designated bus stop. The sign indicates which bus routes stop at this location, their destination and the bus stop address. No standing regulations apply. This means that you may NOT wait or stop to load/unload packages or merchandise at curbside.  You may stop to expeditiously drop off or pick up passengers.

BUS & HANDICAP (SYMBOLS) NO STANDING W/ SINGLE ARROW

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TAXI STAND

This location is a designated taxi stand.  Only taxis may wait at this location.  No standing regulations apply. This means that you may NOT wait or stop to load/unload packages or merchandise at curbside.  You may stop to expeditiously drop off or pick up passengers.

NO STANDING ANYTIME TAXI STAND <----->

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LIMITED PARKING

This sign indicates that you may park your vehicle up to the number of hours indicated in the top left corner of the sign.  Typically this location has single space or muni-meters.  Meters indicate the cost to park at this location.

2 HOUR PARKING 8 AM – 7 PM EXCEPT SUNDAY <----->

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NO STANDING REGULATION EXCEPT FOR COMMERCIAL/ TRUCKS VEHICLES REGULATION

No standing regulations apply during specified hours except for commercial vehicles or trucks.  Click here for more information on trucks/commercial vehicles.

NO STANDING EXCEPT COMMERCIAL VEHICLES METERED PARKING 3 HR LIMIT 10AM-4PM EXCEPT SUNDAY (SINGLE ARROW)

NO STANDING EXCEPT TRUCKS LOADING & UNLOADING 7AM-7PM EXCEPT SUNDAY (SINGLE ARROW)

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MUNI-METER SIGN

Location where you need to pay for parking depending on the times and days listed on the posted sign.  Click here for instructions on how to use a muni-meter.

Click here to purchase parking cards.

PAY AT MUNI-METER W/ SINGLE ARROW NYC PARKING CARD AVAILABLE (PARKING CARDS LOGO) FOR INFORMATION VISIT WWW.NYC.GOV/DOT OR CALL 311