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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…

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: 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…

Commuter Alert: PATH Service Restored Between Hoboken-World Trade Center

For the first time since Sandy struck the Northeast 13 weeks ago, PATH trains will roll once again between Hoboken and the World Trade Center. Governors Christie and Cuomo announced service between the two hubs will be restored in time for the Wednesday morning commute. This marks the first time PATH service will return to its normal weekday schedule since Sandy. The PATH system suffered $700 million worth of damage during the storm (PDF), and the Hoboken…

AM New York: DOT Unveils 6,300 New, Clearer Parking Signs

The confusing, hard-to-read parking signs that make drivers in Manhattan crazy received a makeover Monday. DOT Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan unveiled a redesigned parking signs for Manhattan that will make it easier on drivers, and aims to reduce parking tickets throughout the city's busiest area. The new signs have just two colors, are kept to 152 characters, are a foot shorter, and have a clearer type face. "The signs were a cross between an Excel spread…

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…

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…