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New York City parking has a bad rap!! But, as you'll soon find out, that applies to those who are not in the "know." After living in NYC for many years, we've

found the secrets to parking cheaply, safely and efficiently. Yes, finding that coveted parking spot in New York City just got a lot easier!

Check out my favorite site for selecting a cheap garage at bestparking.com. Simply type in the area that you'll be visiting, approximately arrival and departure times, and Voila, you'll be presented with lots and lots of super choices including prices. Competition is your friend!

If you are going to a show in the theater district, or an event at Madison Square Garden, check out Icon Parking at iconparking.com. You'll enjoy an entire evening of parking for just about $10! You'll need to show your ticket stub though. I've used the deal many, many times! Other kinds of options are also available, but these are my favs.

Parkfast.com has some really super deals. How about $10 from 5:30 until whenever on Monday-Thursday and Sunday; and $14 on Friday and Saturday!!! I'm hyperventilating!

Centralparking.com has some great offers too! They offer package deals of $15 for any six hours, and $20 for any 12 hours. Their online coupons are required to receive the discount.


You WILL find parking on the street if you have, forgive the pun, drive! My husband thinks I'm an expert at it--I'm just a positive thinker!

It really isn't possible to park on the street long term (for many days) because of alternate side parking rules, but for an evening or afternoon,

go for it. If you find alternate side parking rules confusing, check out SmoothParking.com. It features a clear map of NYC with associated parking regulations. An interesting feature is that it actually allows you to save a spot, understand the parking regulations related to that spot, and will send you a notification before the legal parking time has expired.

ParkitLabs.com will help you find and share parking spots instantly. Their App provides available on-street spots and parking garage information. You’ll also enjoy a clear explanation of all street parking regulations, ability to mark your parking spot, and let users know if you are going to leave that spot.

NYC.bestparking.com's map shows what streets provide legal, free and metered parking. In addition, its search engine provides all parking garage fees so you can choose the least expensive.

Parkopedia.com allows you to find the cheapest and most convenient parking available.

For safety, I recommend parking on a main street, not a side street.

Understand that some areas have metered parking, so bring plenty of quarters. Select muni-meters accept credit cards. And at some locations you may pre-pay for parking using the NYC Parking Card. Purchase the card online and be prepared.



When traveling with children, check out my best tips for keeping crankiness to a minimum and for ensuring safety too! Great ideas about how to keep them occupied, especially in the car! Click here and scroll down to the very bottom of the page.


Saving money on gas is ALWAYS a good idea. Gasbuddy.com will find you the cheapest gas prices in your area! Use the found money for more NYC fun!!


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