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Old 08-23-2009, 05:10 PM
 
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Default Living in UWS, parking in Jersey?

Anyone had experience living in UWS and parking in a monthly lot in Jersey? I could use some tips as to the best places in Jersey to look for such a lot that have easy public transit back and forth to the UWS, and what hours such access is possible.

My first thought (just moved in to W 70th St) was to go up Broadway around 130th or so, but the area is a little foreboding, especially at night, or so it seems to me. The lots were about $200, so I wonder if the same can be had in Jersey within easy reach?

I cannot get rid of my car at this time.

Thanks for any ideas.
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Old 08-23-2009, 10:19 PM
 
Location: New York, NY
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Why New Jersey? You're on the UWS, I'm sure you can find cheap garages in upper Manhattan below 130th street.

I see some garages from 107th-108th Street that charge $368 per month. And one on 118th Street that charges $249.

[url]http://nyc.bestparking.com/index.php#1[/url]

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Old 08-23-2009, 11:15 PM
 
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You wouldn't gain much from going to NJ. It would be slightly cheaper factoring in tolls vs. transit, but will be a lot more convenient. This will especially be true if you're coming in late at night and tired.
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Old 08-23-2009, 11:20 PM
 
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You could definetly get a spot in nj near public transit for $200. Try craigslist->north jersey->parking/storage. The 130th st deal sounds pretty good, though. It's certainly closer and more accessible to you than even Hoboken.
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Old 08-24-2009, 06:03 AM
 
Location: Orlando
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I got an outside space in Edgewater for a 100 bux off of craigslist. But the ferry costs 10$ and leaves out of midtown. I don't live on the UWS (live in flatiron/gramercy) and I find it extremely inconvenient to have my car in Jersey, but I'm looking to get rid of the car as soon as the bank mails me the title!
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Old 08-24-2009, 06:31 AM
 
Location: Beautiful Pelham Parkway,The Bronx
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Storing a car across the Hudson is ridiculous.With a little work you can find a space in a garage within a few blocks of a subway in The Bronx for under 200/mo.You could find an outdoor space for 100 or 125.
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Old 08-24-2009, 07:46 AM
 
Location: New York, NY
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I know people that live on the UWS that park on Riverside Drive. Surprisingly, you CAN find parking there. Not sure about your schedule though..... you would have to move it for alternide side of the street parking. That is a major headache.
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Old 08-24-2009, 10:46 AM
 
Location: Washington, DC & New York
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If you don't like the neighborhood in Harlem, look further north in Manhattan. There are garages in Inwood, especially on Broadway that are going to be less expensive, and you're just a subway ride away. They're about half, or less than half of the $500+ I would expect in a prime UWS garage. If you don't mind a lot, there are some on the far west side in the 40s-50s and 11th that are inexpensive, especially since you will get the lower price with Manhattan registration of the vehicle. For a lot, you'd probably be at $200 or under for the best possible price on a monthly contract.
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