- Before parking, check to see if there are any special rates available. Common specialty rates include early bird specials for early morning commuters, evening or overnight specials, and special event rates. Please refer to our Specials page and/or call the appropriate facility to check out our current special rates. You may also reach out to our New York headquarters at (212) 575-5335 or (888) 277-PARK for assistance.
- Beware of parking hot spots, such as the center of Manhattan (e.g. 5th avenue). Parking closer to busy areas may result in higher rates and price will also depend on the hours of parking. The more flexibility you have with location, the better your chances of finding a lower rate will be. When researching parking locations, you may want to consider options like parking at a facility with a lower rate that is near a subway line. This strategy could save you hundreds of dollars a month.
- Oversized vehicles, like vans, trucks, or SUVs are typically more expensive to park than normal sized cars. Additionally, depending on size of vehicle, there are certain facilities that may not be able to fit the specific oversized vehicle because of spacing limitations. If you are unsure whether your vehicle qualifies as oversized or if your vehicle will fit in the facility, please directly call the specific facility of interest. The phone numbers for each of our facilities are specified on the Locations and Rates page. If you have the option, choose a smaller car to save on rates, especially when parking closer to hot spots.
- Don’t forget to take advantage of the 8% Tax Exemption. All Manhattan residents are eligible for the 8% Tax Exemption. In order to qualify, you must register your vehicle (commercially used vehicles do not qualify) at your Manhattan address. To qualify, register using this form.
- If you seldom use your vehicle, consider looking into vehicle storage to save money. MTP offers long-term storage for vehicles, motorcycles, and bicycles.
- While the majority of our facilities are open 24 hours a day and 7 days per week, it is not the case for each of our locations. Please reference the hours of operation of the specific facility of interest on the Locations and Rates page. If the facility is not open 24 hours, please call the facility directly to ask how you can retrieve your vehicle after hours.
- Remember to check the weather report. If you decide to park further away from your destination, you may need an umbrella. Also, while walking in Manhattan can be a healthy and entertaining activity, poor weather conditions make it difficult to walk, hail a cab, or wait for a bus. We always recommend checking the weather report.
- In case you have any questions after you have left the MTP parking facility, remember to save the phone number for your parking facility and/or the phone number for MTP’s headquarters — (212) 575-5335 or (888) 277-PARK.
New York Parking Tips Courtesy of MTP:
- Street parking in New York is controlled by meters. Please carefully check the information on the meter as they vary with time restrictions, typically ranging from one to twelve hours of parking.
- To park on the streets in New York City, it is critical to know how to parallel park your vehicle. For tips on parallel parking, check out this video.
- If you are parked in a location with a broken meter, please make payment at the next nearest meter and display a receipt in the car window.
- On Sundays, metered parking in New York is free!
- New York does not have designated street parking for those with disability permits, but many shopping locations and parking lots do provide them. Please note that disability permits from other states are not accepted.
- In the case of holidays, weather issues, or emergencies, alternate side parking in New York may be suspended. For additional details of alternative side parking and the latest calendar of ASP suspensions, click here.
- For the most up-to-date list of New York street closures, click here.
- For New York street parking rates, click here.
- The New York City Department of Transportation offers parking cards that you can pay for online which can be used at all New York City parking meters. For additional details and to purchase a New York City Parking Card, click here.
- Do not park within 15 feet distance from a hydrant or you can face $115 fine and/ or your vehicle being towed.
For the complete list of New York City parking regulations, click here.
Looking for any additional tips? Call (212) 575-5335 or (888) 277-PARK, Monday – Friday between 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. EST, for advice from our experts.