Parkfast Blog

Enjoying Fall to the Fullest in NYC

The frost is on the pumpkin, the leaves are starting to turn, and there’s no doubt that autumn is upon us (officially beginning this Sunday, Sept. 22). Many people say they get bummed out this time of year, what with the warm glow of summer wearing off. But for others, there’s no more beautiful time of year, especially in New York City. Fodor’s has published a wonderful list of things to do in the Big Apple…

Alert: Weekend Bridge and Street Closures – September 14-15

Friday, September 13, 2013 The Outerbridge Crossing will be closed in both directions between 10 pm to 5 am Monday nights through Friday mornings and from 11:59 pm Friday to 7 am on Saturdays through October to facilitate Port Authority roadway repairs and paving. Motorists should plan alternate routes or follow posted detours to the Goethals Bridge. Mulberry Street between Canal Street and East Houston Street, Grand Street between Mott Street and Centre Street, and…

Sept. 11, 2013

Twelve years ago today, on a beautiful late summer morning, 2,977 innocent people lost their lives after 19 terrorists hijacked planes that ultimately crashed into the Twin Towers, the Pentagon and a field in Shanksville, PA. Of those souls lost, 246 had been aboard the four aircraft; 125 were at the Pentagon; and 2,606 were in or around the World Trade Center. The New York City Fire Department lost 340 firefighters, a chaplain and two…

New York Zipsters Get a Charge out of Driving with New Accord Plug-in Hybrids!

Edison ParkFast and Zipcar Team up to Provide More Sustainable Transportation Options for New York Edison ParkFast and Zipcar, Inc., the world's leading car sharing network, today announced the introduction of twenty 2014 Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrids to the Zipcar New York fleet at Edison ParkFast locations throughout the city. "We are thrilled to be able to offer Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrids to our members in the New York area through Zipcar's program with Honda…

Weekend Bridge and Street Closures – September 7-8

Friday, September 6, 2013 The Brooklyn Bridge will be closed to Manhattan-bound traffic from 12:01 am Saturday until 6 am Monday. Motorists should use the Hugh L. Carey (Brooklyn Battery) Tunnel, Williamsburg Bridge, RFK Bridge or Queens Midtown Tunnel, into Manhattan. Throughout this closure the Manhattan Bridge will accommodate 5 lanes of traffic inbound/westbound and two lanes outbound/eastbound. The northbound Brooklyn Queens Expressway will be closed from Exit 28A (Cadman Plaza West) to Exit 29A…

“I Have a Dream.”

Edison ParkFast salutes Dr. Martin Luther King on the 50th anniversary of his most famous speech. [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="540"] Crowds gathering at the Lincoln Memorial for the March on Washington on Aug. 28, 1963.[/caption] The New York Times Aug. 28, 2013 CRITIC’S NOTEBOOK: The Lasting Power of Dr. King’s Dream Speech By MICHIKO KAKUTANI He began slowly, with magisterial gravity, talking about what it was to be black in America in 1963 and the…

Weekend Bridge and Street Closures – August 24-25

Friday, August 23, 2013 The Brooklyn Bridge will be closed to Manhattan-bound traffic from 12:01 am on Saturday to noon on Sunday for rehabilitation work. Motorists should consider using the Manhattan Bridge, Williamsburg Bridge or Hugh L. Carey Brooklyn Battery Tunnel (MTA toll facility) Brooklyn-bound traffic will access the Bridge from Pearl Street or Centre Street, using a contraflow configuration. This weekend only, there will be additional access to the bridge via the Park Row…