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ParkFast Alert: Street Closures for St. Patrick’s Day & Half-Marathon

Weekend Traffic Alert, March 15-17, 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…

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…

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: Alternate Side Rules Suspended Monday-Wednesday, February 11-13

Sunday, February 10, 2013 Alternate Side Parking rules will be suspended on Monday, February 11, to facilitate snow removal and on Tuesday and Wednesday for observance of Lincoln's Birthday and Ash Wednesday. Payment at parking meters will be in effect throughout the city on these days. [Read More]

Traffic Alert: Times Square New Year’s Eve Street Closures

Monday, December 31, 2012 At approximately 1:30 p.m. on Monday, the following streets will be closed to all vehicular traffic: 7th Avenue from 41st to 59th Streets; Broadway from 47th to 59th Streets; 43rd to 47th Streets from 6th to 8th Avenue. 42nd Street from 6th to 8th Avenue will be closed to traffic beginning at 5 p.m. on Monday. After 6:30 p.m. on Monday, traffic closures will be instituted as crowd conditions warrant on…

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…

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…