View Full Version : Street parking in Brooklyn near a subway station. Is it possible to find a spot?
Mar 26th, 2012, 11:47 AM
Hi guys. I am planning to live near either JFK or LG during my next trip to NYC (family-related reasons), so I was thinking of driving to a subway station and leaving my car there for a trip to Manhattan. How realistic is it to find a spot next to a subway station leading to Manhattan on weekend? What about Mon-Fri? TIA.
Mar 26th, 2012, 12:21 PM
I found one extremely easily, about half a mile from my hotel (stayed in Brooklyn).
My car isn't exactly nice, so I didn't mind leaving it. If I had a new car / expensive car I'd probably invest in those bumper stoppers and one of the steering wheel locking things.
http://primospot.com/ this site tells you where you can park, you have to be careful because of street cleaning. I parked here: http://maps.google.ca/maps?q=brooklyn&hl=en&ll=40.691556,-73.973501&spn=0.016107,0.014269&sll=49.891235,-97.15369&sspn=56.518657,58.447266&hnear=Brooklyn,+Kings,+New+York,+United+States&t=m&z=16 (east side of Fort Greene Park) for 4 days. Wasn't that sketchy at all.
Mar 26th, 2012, 02:28 PM
I lived in Brooklyn for almost 20 years. Depending on exactly where in Brooklyn, the general answer is absolutely yes, there is street parking everywhere and there are subway lines everywhere too. Most of Brooklyn is residential and lots of homes don't have driveways or garages, so almost everyone parks on the street. Keep in mind, most heavily traveled streets have metered parking and disallow parking during certain busy times. Side streets (pure residential) are the way to go. And I can not stress this enough. Make sure you read the signs. Watch for alternate side of the street parking for street cleaning and pay attention to the little arrows that indicate no parking beyond a certain point. It will be near impossible to find a street spot where you can just leave your car without moving it for multiple days, but for a day or two, no problem.
Mar 26th, 2012, 03:46 PM
Thank you guys. Sorry for not being clear enough. I meant parking from morning (to leave for Manhattan) till night (when I return and drive to my hotel), not the overnight parking... Looks like it is quite doable...