Some Tips on Parking Tips

With the holidays upon us, the topic of tipping in New York City is back in the news. Everyone has their own customs and opinions when it comes to this often sensitive topic, but since parking is our business, we thought it might be useful to ponder the question: Should parking attendants be tipped, and if so, when and how much? The answer is: It is completely up to you, the driver/parker. As in any…
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Guide to NYC Parking Signs (And Those Pesky Tickets!)

There are more NYC street parking signs than we can count. Not being able to understand them is partly why NYC collects more than a half-billion dollars in parking tickets each year. A NYC parking ticket can cost anywhere from $35 to $150, and there are actually 98 different types of NYC parking violations. BASIC RULES OF NYC STREET PARKING SIGNS Think Red, White, and Blue — Red signs are the most restrictive, and the…
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Traffic Alert: Normal Traffic To Resume Monday At Hugh L. Carey-Brooklyn Battery Tunnel

By: NY1 News Governor Andrew Cuomo says regular traffic operations will resume Monday at the Hugh L. Carey-Brooklyn Battery Tunnel.Three lanes will be heading into Manhattan during the morning rush. Both tubes reopened back on November 19, but the traffic pattern has been restricted because of damage to the signal system. The storm flooded the tunnel from floor to ceiling, also damaging the electrical, lighting, communication, surveillance and ventilation systems. [Read More]
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Traffic Alert: Weekend Bridge and Street Closures – December 8 and 9, 2013

One tube of the Hugh L. Carey Brooklyn Battery Tunnel will be closed on Saturday and Sunday between 3 am and 1 pm. One lane in each direction will be open in the remaining tube. Two of three lanes in each direction on the FDR Drive between East Houston Street and East 23rd Street may be closed on Saturday between 2 am and 6 am to facilitate Con Edison crane operations. A complete closure may…
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Broadway League Reveals “The Demographics of the Broadway Audience” for the 2011-2012 Season

December 03, 2012 The Broadway League's 15th annual demographics report, The Demographics of the Broadway Audience 2011-2012, compares current theatergoing habits to previous seasons in predicting trends for the future. The analysis is based on extensive survey data gleaned from audience questionnaires distributed throughout the 2011-2012 Broadway season in New York City. It includes highlights on the demographics of the audience and their ticket purchasing habits. The report is part of an ongoing series that profiles…
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Avoid Bumber Busting: Edison ParkFast’s Tips for Better Parking!

It’s happened to all of us: We brush or tap another car’s bumper or mess up our own while trying to park in and around New York. It’s easily the most common type of vehicle accident -- especially in a city like New York, with millions of vehicles seemingly occupying every available space. Whether parallel parking or pulling into a busy parking garage, your bumpers can take an incredible amount of abuse, and it’s often hard…
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Gridlock Alert Day, Nov. 28!

WCBS: Tree Lighting, Obama Visit Force Day Of Gridlock For NYC Drivers (credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images) NEW YORK (CBS NewYork) — Between Wednesday night’s Christmas Tree lighting ceremony at Rockefeller Center and a visit by President Obama, commuters were better off sticking to mass transit. Due to the tree lighting ceremony — which took place shortly before 9 p.m. — Fifth and Sixth Avenues between 48th and 52st Streets were closed until around 11 p.m.…
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Environment New York: Edison ParkFast leading the way on getting New York off oil

With the costs of our dependence on oil higher than ever, companies like Tri-State Biodiesel and Edison ParkFast are leading the way to a cleaner future for New Yorkers, according to a new report released today by Environment New York. “New Yorkers need a future free from oil, and companies like Edison ParkFast and Tri-State Biodiesel are helping to make that future a reality." said Eric Whalen, Field Organizer with Environment New York. "Hurricane Sandy…
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AM New York: Queens-Midtown Tunnel: Full service restored for Monday morning commute

Photo credit: Workers restore traffic cameras in the Queens-Midtown Tunnel.(MTA Bridges and Tunnels/Mark Valentin) The Queens-Midtown Tunnel is set to open Monday for regular traffic flow for the first time since Superstorm Sandy, the MTA said Sunday. From 6 a.m. to 10 a.m., three lanes will be open into Manhattan. "With this change, the Queens-Midtown Tunnel has been fully restored to pre-Sandy service," Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Sunday. The superstorm knocked out the overhead lighting…
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