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Old 07-09-2009, 10:08 AM
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I'm planning on moving to Kew Gardens and have read many times on this forum that it is hard to find parking. I don't mind driving around the block or walking 2 or 3 blocks. Also, I'm not worried about alternate side of the street parking rules because I have to drive to work. (usually leave 730-8am and return 630 or so).
I've looked into Forest Hills and Briarwood as well but parking there is probably not any better. Thanks again.
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Old 07-09-2009, 10:15 AM
Location: Bronx, NY
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I have a friend who owns a place there. It's pretty bad. A lot of permanent residents eventually pay for a spot.
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Old 07-09-2009, 10:20 AM
Location: NY
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In a word...very. You'll need to pay for a spot and that's if you can even find one. Best of luck.
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Old 07-09-2009, 11:15 AM
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Really...even the parking lots have no availability? I would be willing to pay for parking...$150 a month???
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Old 07-11-2009, 05:06 AM
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Forest Hills & Rego Park are difficult areas to find parking in. They are probably similar to Kew Gardens.
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Old 07-11-2009, 10:34 AM
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I don't think $150 will get you a parking spot in a public lot -- the cheapest I've seen is $225, in the lot between 70th Road and 71st Ave near 108th St. The garages on Queens Blvd., like the one in the Pinnacle near 75th Ave. and the one next to the Midway movie theater near 71st Ave., are significantly more, if memory serves.

I don't know if you're renting or buying, or if you've found a place yet, but there are coops in the neighborhood with in-building parking, and those are often cheaper (in my building it's $125).
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Old 07-11-2009, 02:26 PM
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If those are the hours you'll be keeping, you stand a chance of finding street parking near the courthouse and PS 99. There's no parking from 8am - 6pm (weekdays) on a couple of the streets near them. Between 5:30 & 6:30pm, the spaces fill up pretty fast.

There's no indoor parking in KG for less than $200. $225-250 is typical. There's an outdoor parking lot on Kew Gardens Rd & 83rd Ave that's a little cheaper. However, it's pretty small, so they don't always have space. Basically, it's the parking lot for some apartments in front of it. If there happen to be some empty spots, they rent them out. Also, some homeowners rent out a spot in their driveway. I don't know how much they charge, but I suspect they're cheaper than a garage. I'd also check out whether these homeowners have liability insurance.

Getting a parking spot in your building is the best option, if that's available to you. I paid $100/month for mine until I moved last year.

Parking in FH & Briarwood is worse than in KG due to the many highrises.
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Old 07-13-2009, 10:28 AM
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Thanks I'll have to make sure the apt that I find has a spot available. It really annoys me when I see apartment postings in this area that say "EASY STREET PARKING!"

I was hoping that because of my hours, street parking might be doable. And I figure weekends, maybe people go out. But I drove past this weekend, in the afternoon, great weather and even then parking wasn't plentiful...there were a few spots available though.
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Old 07-13-2009, 10:41 AM
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I usually have little trouble parking my car there when I hop the subway to the city, at least in the evenings.
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Old 07-17-2009, 11:09 PM
Location: NYC
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We live in Forest Hills just north to Yellowstone Blvd near 108th St. It's located near Rego park, but still zip code is forest hills.
My husband drives every day, but he doesn't have much trouble to find street parking. His schedule is almost same as yours. I guess because our apartment is near McMansion area.
I am quite surprised that it's more difficult to find parking spot in KG. I wonder it is becasue of Court or county office in KG.
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