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A Closer Look: The Rise and Downfalls of Street Parking

In New York City, street parking (and overnight parking in particular) hasn’t always been as common as it is today – in fact, NYC used to be geared more towards movement and pedestrians. Bans on permanent parking were in effect as early as the 1800s, and today, it is still illegal to park a car […]

Commercial Pay-by-App Pilot, 6th Ave

The New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) will launch a Pay-By-App Only Pilot program on August 28th, 2023 on 6th Avenue between 14th Street and 23rd Street. The pilot leverages the new ParkNYC app, which provides an enhanced platform for app-based parking payment. The redesigned ParkNYC app features an improved user experience and new […]

The Easiest Neighborhoods to Find Parking in NYC

New York is known for the Statue of Liberty, Broadway musicals, the best New York pizza–and the city where it can take hours of searching to find a parking spot. There is often high demand for street parking in Manhattan, particularly during rush hour, but there are a few neighborhoods with free or cheap parking […]

Taking Care of Your Car During Floods in New York City

With its dense population and coastal location, New York City is no stranger to flooding, and climate change projections indicate that the frequency and severity of floods will only increase in the coming decades. As a car owner in this bustling metropolis, it’s essential to prepare for the risks of floodwaters. Taking care of your […]

Family Friendly Activities in New York City

Even though it’s been raining lately, summer is not yet over! Whether you’re a local New Yorker or planning a visit to the city this weekend, we’ve curated a list of activities and places to spend quality time with your family this summer.  Take a Stroll on the High Line Enjoy a leisurely walk along […]

Is Owning A Car in New York City Worth It?

Keeping a car in New York City presents both advantages and challenges. On the one hand, it offers the freedom of shopping without delivery hassles and the ability to leave the city at will, without relying on train schedules. However, owning a car in NYC comes with significant drawbacks and aggravations. Finding parking, dealing with […]

5 Insider Tips for Parking in New York City

New York City is renowned for having the most efficient public transportation system in America. The city’s subway and bus networks, iconic yellow cabs, and even romantic carriages along Central Park provide endless options for navigating the city. While locals may find public transportation sufficient for their needs, visitors from outside the tristate area or […]

Things To Do In New York City For the Summer

Visiting New York with your family or friends this Summer? The city that never sleeps has something for everyone, and this season is no exception. While we bid goodbye to the 50℉ weather and welcome the summer, we have created a list of things to do in New York City that will leave you and […]

Parking Meter Designs Through the Decades

From coins to mobile pay, parking meters have had a dramatic makeover. The last mechanical parking meter was removed from its location in Coney Island today.Credit…Andrea Mohin/The New York Times The first introduction of parking meters began in 1935 and operated exclusively on coins. Allowing vehicle owners to park in regulated spots and decrease congestion. […]

Meet the stars: Carl Magee and Robert Babson

The parking meter was invented in the 1930s by Carl Magee, an Oklahoma lawyer, and newspaperman. Although he conceived the parking meter idea, he didn’t have the technical knowledge to develop it. In conjunction with professors at the University of Oklahoma, he organized a contest with engineering students to design the first parking meter. The […]

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