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November 26, 2013

Thursday, November 28, 2013 will be the 87th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in NYC. More than 3 million people will watch the 2.5 mile parade route in person, and another 50 million will watch the floats, bands, and balloons from the warmth of their homes.

PARADE ROUTE

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Starting at 9am, the parade begins at 77th St and Central Park West, then heads down Central Park West to Columbus Circle at 59th St. The marchers will turn left (east) on 59th St for 2 blocks, then turn right to go south on 6th Avenue until 34th St.

At 34th St, the parade will turn right (west) and end at Broadway right in front of Macy’s Herald Square.

Note: you cannot watch the parade on 6th Ave between 34th – 38th Sts OR on 34th St between Broadway – 7th Ave.

WHERE TO PARK

As much as we want to help people find great parking, it’s probably best to take public transportation if you can to avoid the hassles of NYC traffic and over-priced parking. But if you do want to drive in to NYC:

Street Parking

You can park on the street for free, if you can find a space. NYC Alternate Side Parking Regulations are suspended on Thanksgiving Day, but you still have to obey the No StandingNo Parking, and No Stopping signs.

Garage Parking

Most NYC parking garages near the parade route will be charging an Event Rate, which will be about $40 – $55.

To find less expensive NYC parking garages: Read more…

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November 14, 2012

Thursday, November 22, 2012 will be the 86th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in NYC. More than 3 million people will watch the 2.5 mile parade route in person, and another 50 million will watch the floats, bands, and balloons from the warmth of their homes.

PARADE ROUTE

Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade_Route_2012

Starting at 9am, the parade begins at 77th St and Central Park West, then heads down Central Park West to Columbus Circle at 59th St. The marchers will turn left (east) on 59th St for 2 blocks, then turn right to go south on 6th Avenue until 34th St.

At 34th St, the parade will turn right (west) and end at Broadway right in front of Macy’s Herald Square.

Note: you cannot watch the parade on 6th Ave between 34th – 38th Sts OR on 34th St between Broadway – 7th Ave.

WHERE TO PARK

As much as we want to help people find great parking, it’s probably best to take public transportation if you can to avoid the hassles of NYC traffic and over-priced parking. But if you do want to drive in to NYC:

Street Parking

You can park on the street for free, if you can find a space. NYC Alternate Side Parking Regulations are suspended on Thanksgiving Day, but you still have to obey the No Standing, No Parking, and No Stopping signs.

Garage Parking

Most NYC parking garages near the parade route will be charging an Event Rate, which will be about $40 – $55.

To find less expensive NYC parking garages: Read more…

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November 14, 2011

Going to the 2011 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade? Here’s what you need to know about watching the parade and parking.

Parade Route

The parade starts at 9am from Central Park West and 77th Street and goes down Central Park West to Columbus Circle at 59th St. It takes a left on to Central Park South (59th St), then goes down 7th Avenue to 42nd Street. The parade then goes left on 42nd St to 6th Avenue, then down 6th Avenue to 34th Street. Once on 34th St, travels along 34th Street to Macy’s Herald Square.

Where to Park

Ulltra Car Park — 359 9th Avenue @ 30th Street. Outdoor lot. $14 enter by 10am & exit by 7pm, $22 for 10 hours to midnight, $30 for 24 hours or overnight, $10 extra for Vans & SUVs.

Central Parking — 147 W 83rd St & 157 W 83rd St, between Columbus and Amsterdam. $27 for 6 hours, $32 for 12 hours. Print the coupon here to get these rates. Oversized vehicles may have a surcharge.

QuikPark — 305 W 46th St and 328 W 56th St bet 8th & 9th Aves, W 68th & W 70th bet Freedom Place & Riverside Blvd. $30 flat rate at all locations. Oversized vehicles may have a surcharge.

Since the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade is on the West side of Manhattan, your best NYC parking garage deals will be either on the East Side or way West. Most of the NYC parking garages will have an Event Rate on Thanksgiving Day ranging from $30 – $55. Look for:

Early Bird Special near 1st or 2nd Aves from 55th – 80th Sts, then walk or take a crosstown bus to Central Park West. Early Bird Specials will range from $12 – $20, and you have to be in the garage by 9 – 11am and leave usually by early evening. Check out the $14 rate below.

Flat Day Rates farther West, near 11th or 12th Aves.

Park on the Street, because NYC parking meters and Alternate Side Parking regulations are not in effect. But watch those NYC parking signs — if the sign says ‘No Stopping, No Standing, or No Parking Anytime’, then you cannot park there.

Stay Tuned! We’re Waiting for more NYC Parking Garages to Give us their Special Thanksgiving Day Rates!

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Public Viewing Areas Read more…

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March 16, 2011

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There’s a storm brewing over the 2012 Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade route and Times Square retailers aren’t happy.

Traditionally, the parade travels down Broadway, through Times Square and ends at Herald Square, which is at the intersection of Broadway, Sixth Avenue (also called Avenue of the Americas), and 34th Street, and is the main entrance to Macy’s Department store.

But Macy’s has just decided to relocate the parade in 2012 and 2013 from Times Square to Sixth Avenue for safety reasons, particularly since the city will be working on the pedestrian plazas in Times Square.

Who isn’t happy? Read more…

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November 22, 2009

Yep, it’s that time again. The fabulous Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. If you’re going to watch the balloons being blown up on Wednesday night or are going to the Parade on Thursday, we’re hoping to MAKE YOU THANKFUL for FINDING GREAT PARKING.

This year, the Parade route is different.

Read more…

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