Parking Your Own Car

Do you ever get the jitters as you hand over your keys to the NYC parking garage attendant? Some people are comfortable leaving their car in a garage under the care of the garage attendants. But they feel differently when it comes to letting them drive and park their vehicles.

Before you jump on the self-park bandwagon, you should know that garage attendants are parking your car in 97% of NYC parking garages (particularly in Manhattan). What do you do if you like to park your own car, rather than trusting the Valet?

We have a simple solution to this common self parking in NYC dilemma; Just park in any of the 34 garages and outdoor lots listed below.

One great benefit of using a self-park lot is that the NYC parking rate doesn’t typically have a surcharge for oversized vehicles because small vehicles and large vehicles are using the same amount of space in the car stalls. That saves you anywhere from $11 – $15 on your NYC parking rate! Unfortunately, many self-park garages will charge an overall higher monthly rate because there is a set capacity for how many cars can fit in the garage.

Note: We haven’t included the Monthly or Tenant Only NYC parking garages where you park your own car, just those for casual parking. Also, as garages change management, they may choose to change to a Valet Attended garage. This list is current as of December 2013.

  • 3875 9th Ave, Inwood
  • 115 Fort Washington Ave, Washington Heights
  • 3333 Broadway, Hamilton Heights
  • 142nd  St & Lenox Ave, Harlem
  • 642 Lenox Ave @ 139th St
  • 121 W 125th St, Harlem
  • 520 E 117th St between Pleasant Ave & FDR
  • Mount Sinai Medical Center, 1 Gustave Levy Place, East Harlem
  • 100 W 93rd St, Upper West Side
  • Museum of Natural History, 20 W 81st, Upper West Side
  • 103 W 62nd St, Lincoln Center
  • Circle Line, Pier 83/12th Ave @ W 43rd St, Clinton
  • 401 W 42nd St, Clinton
  • Circle Line , Pier 81/12th Ave @ W 41st, Clinton
  • Port Authority Garage, daily parking only
  • 1 Penn Plaza, Chelsea (Valet for special events)
  • 218 W 31st St, Chelsea
  • 220 E 26th St, Kips Bay
  • 2500 FDR bet 25th/26th, Kips Bay
  • New York Skyports Inc, E 23rd St & East River, Kips Bay
  • Chelsea Piers at W18th-W21st, Chelsea
  • 420 E 20th St,  Stuyvestant
  • 528 E 20th St,  Stuyvestant
  • 325 Avenue C @ 16th St, Stuyvestant
  • 279 Avenue C @ 16th St, Stuyvestant
  • 251 Avenue C @ 15th St, Stuyvestant
  • Pier 40 West St/West Houston, Hudson Sq
  • 123 Baxter St – Automated Garage
  • Muni 2, Delancey & Essex Garage, 107 Essex St, Lower East Side
  • Muni 1, Broome & Ludlow Garage, Lower East Side
  • Pier 42 (outdoor), South Side of FDR Dr. At Gouverneur St, Lower East Side
  • 55 Water St, Financial District
  • 56 Greenwich St, Battery Park Garage, Financial District
  • 10 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn

with a few select NYC garages.