When my family visits NYC from the sweet south, the biggest issue is always “where in the world are we going to park?!” As New Yorkers are well aware, street parking is an extreme rarity–and even if one is lucky enough to snag a spot, chances are your car will have to be moved within the day to accommodate for alternate side parking, street closures, or one of the many parades or street fairs that grace our city on a weekly basis. And without knowing the secrets to parking garages, one can easily spend well over the cost of a plane ticket on just a night of parking alone–talk about a money pit! Not to mention the frustration of pulling up to a lot to find that it’s already filled to capacity–and then back into traffic you go. Oy vey!
So I was thrilled to find out about company called ParkWhiz, an on demand parking application and website that allows you to book guaranteed parking in advance. The app lets you price shop different garages in the area of town you want to park, and then pre-book a spot in advance with just one click! You’ll be guaranteed a parking spot and price (which is more affordable than driving up without the app), and you’ll also get exact GPS directions from wherever you are to the garage.
Whether you’re seeing the latest ballet at Lincoln Center or catching a game at Barclays, ParkWhiz has all your parking needs covered from the Upper West Side to Brooklyn! I’m emailing my family right now with instructions to download the app–no more excuses as to the headache of parking in NYC!
Happy parking, NYC!
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