Parkfast Blog

Tag: Holiday

Everything You Need to Know About New Year’s Eve in Times Square

New Year's Eve Schedule For 108 years, Times Square has been the center of worldwide attention on New Year's Eve, ever since the owners of One Times Square began in 1904 to conduct rooftop celebrations to greet the New Year. The first Ball Lowering celebration occurred in 1907, and this tradition is now a universal symbol of welcoming the New Year. JUST ANNOUNCED: ABC's "New Year's Rockin' Eve" will feature Taylor Swift, Carly Rae Jepsen,…

Recycle Your Christmas Tree in NYC!

The NYC Department of Sanitation will be conducting special collections for mulching and recycling of Christmas trees. Collections will take place beginning on Wednesday, January 2 through Saturday, January 19, 2013. Residents are encouraged to put out their discarded trees at curbside as early as possible during the collection period. DSNY asks residents to remove all tree stands, tinsel, lights and ornaments from trees before placing them out for collection. DO NOT place trees in…

Traffic Alert: Weekend Bridge and Street Closures – December 22-23

Friday, December 21, 2012 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. Manhattan-bound motorists will be detoured to the nearby Manhattan Bridge or may choose other crossings. Brooklyn-bound traffic will be maintained as will the pedestrian and cycling path. The northbound FDR Drive exit to the Brooklyn Bridge will be closed starting one hour before the bridge closure. Motorists should…

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…

NYC 2012 Holiday Gridlock Days and Tunnel Alert

Greetings! Want wanted to make sure you were aware of the following Gridlock Days alert, which comes to us from the Department of Transportation: The New York City Department of Transportation has announced the following dates as Gridlock Alert Days for the upcoming holiday season: • Friday, November 16th • Wednesday, November 21st (day before Thanksgiving) • Wednesday, November 28th (Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree         Lighting) • Friday, December 7th • Thursday, December…