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Old 08-22-2009, 04:21 PM
 
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I don't own a car and therefore never pay attention to parking in NYC. However, whenever my friend drives in from upstate to visit me for a night, she has extreme difficulty finding a spot to park on the street. As I'm sure you know, the parking garages' rates are exorbitant.

Does anyone have any tips for overnight street parking in the East Village (preferably around 3rd Ave/2nd/1st/A)? Is there a particular street (the closer to 11th St, the better) which tends not to get overly packed in the evenings? I realize it's New York, but I didn't know if some people who are more perceptive than me would have some tips for my friend.

Thank you!
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Old 08-23-2009, 11:21 PM
 
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The East Village is the hardest neighborhood to find parking in in manhattan below 110th st, imo.
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Old 08-24-2009, 03:16 AM
 
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The East Village is the hardest neighborhood to find parking in in manhattan below 110th st, imo.
Really? It doesn't seem like that would be the case (not as affluent of a neighborhood as some others)... but thanks.
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Old 08-24-2009, 06:22 AM
 
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Really? It doesn't seem like that would be the case (not as affluent of a neighborhood as some others)... but thanks.

Yeah but there are a million things to do. People want to go there. The other night we were out in the West Village however and parking wasnt an issue. I found it strange.
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Old 08-24-2009, 11:19 AM
 
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So, no one has any tips?
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Old 08-24-2009, 11:38 AM
 
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So, no one has any tips?

Drive around until you find parking? I mean there isnt some secrelt parking kingdom we are holding out on.
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Old 08-24-2009, 11:40 AM
 
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Yeah, just keep driving around until u see someone about to pull out, then pounce.
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Old 08-24-2009, 12:04 PM
 
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I know it is far but I ALWAYS find parking around 3rd/2nd ave and the 50's...always an option and then she can just take the subway down...probably silly, but hey, there are always spots.
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Old 08-24-2009, 01:07 PM
 
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Really? It doesn't seem like that would be the case (not as affluent of a neighborhood as some others)... but thanks.
Affluence has nothing to do with it. It's all about density. More people, more cars. Higher density does not equal more parking spaces.

You're just going to have to man-up. One presumes the young lady is coming to ahhhh...."be with you"---be a gentleman and pay for the parking!

Either that or have her take the train/bus down.
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Old 08-24-2009, 01:47 PM
 
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Drive around until you find parking? I mean there isnt some secrelt parking kingdom we are holding out on.
I know, I just figured there might be a couple streets that tend to typically be less busy for parking. Was just wondering.

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Affluence has nothing to do with it. It's all about density. More people, more cars. Higher density does not equal more parking spaces.

You're just going to have to man-up. One presumes the young lady is coming to ahhhh...."be with you"---be a gentleman and pay for the parking!

Either that or have her take the train/bus down.
OK, I laughed at this! I'm female too and she's just a friend from upstate.
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