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Old 09-22-2009, 08:48 AM
 
Location: Near Bridgewater
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I live in NJ and I like to go into Manhattan on Friday/Saturday nights for the nightlife. Currently, I park in Secaucus and take the train in. However, the train schedules are annoying and the trains stop at around 2am; I'm looking for better options. Are there any places in midtown where it is easy to find street parking on a Friday/Saturday night?

Thanks,
Ron
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Old 09-22-2009, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Most days I live on Earth!
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Thats the best time to park in the city! You can find parking easier in the night as opposed to the day time. Depends on where you are partying, so I cannot give you exact locations. Just make sure to read the entire sign, because City signs are confusing. My rule of thumb whatever the sign on the bottom says follow that one. I always party in the City and I always drive in. Somtimes I have to park a couple blocks from where I am going, but whats better than a brisk walk in the City at night. Go ahead and drive, you will find parking
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Old 09-22-2009, 09:35 AM
 
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I usually drive in the city in the evenings/weekends as well and it really all depends on where you'll be most of the night. In the Gramercy area, you can pretty much park on most of the streets around there. You may have to stay off the Avenues though since they require meters until later in the night, so the side streets might be the best bet.

I also park in the Hells Kitchen area since I have friends that live close by. High 40's to low 50's on the West side, after 7th Avenue, there is plenty of side street parking with no meters.

In downtown, you can always find street parking in Chinatown or Little Italy area after 6pm.
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Old 09-22-2009, 09:46 AM
 
Location: NJ/NY
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I always just park in a lot. My car was towed 2x when I was younger and I'd rather pay $35 to park for the night than risk paying $400 to get my car out of the impound lot on the West Side Hwy.
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Old 09-22-2009, 12:05 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC & New York
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Some Manhattan streets have street cleaning at Midnight, 1AM, etc., so it pays to watch the signs and the days -- Friday night parking check overnight hours for Saturday, etc. Sometimes it is less expensive to put it in a lot/garage, especially if you have to go to the pier to retrieve the vehicle if you get towed.
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Old 09-23-2009, 08:34 AM
 
Location: Near Bridgewater
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thanks for the tips. I don't like paying the ridiculous costs for garages; at might as well just take the train. I've rarely been able to find street parking in noho/soho, east village, or gramercy park. I generally like to hang out in the 20s down to houston. Is the flatiron or west village any better?

Ron
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Old 09-24-2009, 05:52 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in the tri-state...HMM!
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thanks for the tips. I don't like paying the ridiculous costs for garages; at might as well just take the train. I've rarely been able to find street parking in noho/soho, east village, or gramercy park. I generally like to hang out in the 20s down to houston. Is the flatiron or west village any better?

Ron
You can find parking in either. If you do, you also need to check the entire block if you don't see any signs close by because one corresponds for whole side you are parked on. In other words if there is one sign at the top of the block that say "No Parking Anytime" don't park on that side of the street!
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Old 09-26-2009, 06:20 PM
 
Location: NJ & NV
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Another trick is to take the PATH in from NJ. Some times if staying in Manhattan during the day I would drive over the 59'er bridge and park somewhere legal a few blocks unto LIC Queens and take a subway back into town. Around midtown I've rcvd expensive tickets late at night just for jumping out to get a hot dog where they have overnight no parking zones so you always have to decipher the signs and even if they have meters doesn't mean jack-nuffin because they are usually good for only certain times of the day. I think most of the meters are gone now and they use those boxes where you pop your ATM card in and buy a parking pass you put on your dashboard on those streets.
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Old 11-16-2012, 07:32 AM
 
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Any suggestion on where to park for saturday evening near to Times Square?

A few recommended spots would be nice.

Thanks.
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Old 11-16-2012, 12:01 PM
 
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I live in Central NJ and I always drive into NYC after 3 PM.
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