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Tag: Commuters

Why Drive to Work When You Can “Park and Subway?”

Commuting in, out or around New York City is always a challenge, no matter where in the NYC-Metropolitan area you happen to live. But for those living in upper Manhattan, the Bronx or Westchester, your daily commute to Midtown (or beyond) just got a lot easier. It's called "Dyckman Park & Subway," a beautiful, newly refurbished ParkFast facility conveniently located at 268 Dyckman Street in Inwood -- right near the Dyckman Street & Broadway stop…

ParkFast Alert: Alternate Side Parking Suspended and Bridge Closures

Friday, March 22, 2013 Alternate side parking (street cleaning) regulations will be suspended Tuesday through Friday, March 26-29 for Passover, Holy Thursday and Good Friday. All other regulations, including parking meters, remain in effect. 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…

ParkFast Alert: Alternate Side Parking Rules Temporarily Suspended in Parts of Northern Manhattan

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 Effective Monday, March 18 Street Cleaning/Alternate Side Parking (ASP) regulations will be temporarily suspended in parts of Washington Heights and Inwood until further notice as the Department of Transportation begins the first of two phases to install new, reduced parking regulations. Approximately 1,700 signs in the area will be installed during this phase, reducing the frequency and duration of residential street cleaning parking restrictions and easing parking for local residents. 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…