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Free Infographic: Broadway by the numbers

Arguably the world’s greatest performing arts center, Manhattan’s Theater District did not start out in Midtown. New York’s earliest theatrical venues, dating back to the mid-1700s, were located way downtown in the Financial District, and they gradually moved uptown from there. By 1870, the theater world was centered around Union Square. It wasn’t until the early 1900s when major theaters sprang up in Times Square and just north of it, and this area remains the…

Everything You Need to Know About St. Patrick’s Day in Manhattan!

Yes, it's that time of year again when it seems like everyone in New York City turns Irish. From green costumes to green beer and even green hair, the spirit of the Irish inhabits New Yorkers great and wee. As we run up to the big March 17 holiday, here's a handy rundown of everything you need to know to get your shamrocks shaking. Erin go Braugh! WHO IS THIS PATRICK FELLOW? Saint Patrick is…

ALERT: Weekend Bridge and Street Closures – March 2-3, 2013

Friday, March 1, 2013 The Brooklyn Bridge will be closed to Manhattan-bound traffic from 12:01 am to 7 am Saturday and 12:01 am to 9 am Sunday to perform necessary long term rehabilitation and repainting work. Brooklyn-bound traffic will be maintained as will the pedestrian and cycling path. Manhattan-bound motorists will be detoured to the nearby Manhattan Bridge. The northbound FDR Drive exit to the Brooklyn Bridge will be closed starting one hour before the…

ALERT: Weekend Bridge and Tunnel Closures – Feb. 23-24, 2013

Friday, February 22, 2013 The Brooklyn Bridge will closed to Manhattan-bound traffic from 12:01 am to 7 am Saturday and 12:01 am to 9 am Sunday to perform necessary long term rehabilitation and repainting work. Brooklyn-bound traffic will be maintained as will the pedestrian and cycling path. Manhattan-bound motorists will be detoured to the nearby Manhattan Bridge. The northbound FDR Drive exit to the Brooklyn Bridge will be closed starting one hour before the bridge…

Parking Bikes and Motorcycles in NYC

New York is famously difficult for getting around, whether you're in a taxi, a city bus or your own automobile. But bikers and motorcyclists have their own special challenges -- namely, how and where to park without being the victim of vandalism or theft. Many of our ParkFast locations have special rooms where you can park your two-wheeled vehicle on a daily or monthly basis, or store it long-term if you know you won't be…

Driving & Parking Alert: Bridge and Street Closures / Alternate Side Parking – February 16-17, 2013

Friday, February 15, 2013 Alternate side parking (street cleaning) regulations will be suspended Monday, February 18 for Presidents Day. All other regulations, including parking meters, remain in effect. Download the alternate side parking calendar. The Brooklyn Bridge will be closed to Manhattan-bound traffic from 12:01 am to 7 am Saturday and 12:01 am to 9 am Sunday to perform necessary long term rehabilitation and repainting work. Brooklyn-bound traffic will be maintained as will the pedestrian…

Street Parking: Is it Legal to Hold Someone’s Space?

If you're a New Yorker, nothing surprises you. Not a guy walking down 8th Avenue with a parrot on his shoulder; not a naked cowboy strumming his guitar in Times Square. But what if you tried to park on the street in a legal spot and were told you can't... because someone was holding the spot for another driver? Does that actually happen in the Big Apple, and is it legal? The answers may surprise…

Driving Alert: Alternate Side Rules Suspended Monday-Wednesday, February 11-13

Sunday, February 10, 2013 Alternate Side Parking rules will be suspended on Monday, February 11, to facilitate snow removal and on Tuesday and Wednesday for observance of Lincoln's Birthday and Ash Wednesday. Payment at parking meters will be in effect throughout the city on these days. [Read More]

Driving Alert: Weekend Bridge and Street Closures – February 2-3

The ramp for the southbound FDR Drive to the Civic Center/Pearl Street and local streets will be closed from 7 am Saturday to 6 am Monday. Motorists should use the prior South Street exit or the following Whitehall Street Staten Island Ferry exit for access to local streets. Access to the Brooklyn Bridge is not affected. There will be no closures of the inbound Brooklyn Bridge during these times. The south outer roadway of the…