Located just east of Greenwich Village, the East Village is a little bohemia for artists as it has served as the center for counterculture in New York City. Pay homage to Punk Rock’s roots by enjoying the East Village’s unique style and culture through shops and restaurants. Don’t hit a bad note on parking; see our tips below to make parking a high note of your visit.
This guide offers a look into the East Village parking scene. Absorb suggestions for central garages, metered parking, and resources to help you get from door to door without the stress of circling around hunting for spaces. See below on how to make your time spent on parking more efficient!
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East Village Online Parking Reservations
Explore East Village parking options in the map below and use SpotHero to book a guaranteed space ahead of time!
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Cheapest East Village Parking Garage Rates
1. 24 Columbia Street – Park at this garage on the corner of Columbia and Delancey for just $17.
2. 275 Delancey Street S – Park at this garage also on the corner of Columbia and Delancey for $17.
3. 200 E 15th Street – Park at this valet garage located Northwest of the center of the East village for only $18.
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East Village Street Parking
- There is limited on street un metered parking on streets during the day from 18th to Houston in between 3rd Ave to FDR drive. This Same area is subject to Alt-Side Parking! See below for more information on NYC Alt-Side parking.
- 14th Street offers some 1 hour metered parking during the day for 3.50/hour. In the evening 2nd Ave offers metered options as well. Meters are not in effect on Sundays. Pay attention to the parking duration and times listed on the meter, as they are subject to change.
- Parking is largely available for overnight if you are lucky enough to snag a spot.
- Most meters end after 7pm and then become free parking, but be sure to read all signs, because this can vary by location.
The the East Village, like much else of manhattan, is subject to Alt-Side parking. Short for alternate side parking, Alt-Parking is a set of NYC parking regulations that allow for frequent street cleanings and therefore parking restrictions. Frequently, one side of the street is restricted, and the other is not, hence the Alt-Side restriction. This means moving you car almost daily.
Most areas with enforced alt-side parking are physically marked by a sign that features a red “P” that is crossed out by a broom. All areas marked as alt-side parking are subject to suspension for holidays and emergencies, but typically are on restricted for varying 3 hour time periods.
Be mindful of Alt-Parking that is modified daily. Manhattan tow trucks work quickly, so be sure to check @NYCASP, NYCTDOTs twitter feed for an update on Alt-Parking restrictions by zone.
East Village Parking Permits
If you are an East village resident you probably get frustrated by the lack of street parking available. Despite popular demand, there are no residential parking permits for able bodied individuals that do not work for the government. The positive? Street parking is FREE for everyone, not just residents. Unless there is signage or meters explicitly dictating restrictions, most street parking is fair game.
If parking is a constant hinderance, you may want to consider purchasing a monthly parking spot. Monthly rates are much more discounted than daily, and worth the price to avoid stress and save valuable time. SpotHero is a recommended parking platform that compares rates and locations allowing you to select the best option.
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East Village Parking Tips
- Parking in the East Village can be quite cumbersome. The crowded streets were not designed for cars and now the dense population fights for limited spots. Although finding street parking is not impossible, you must be prepared for some strategic planning. Be sure to pay careful attention to all signs, especially those about street cleaning, to avoid getting an expensive NYC parking ticket or having your car towed.
- During weekdays, it is easier to find East Village parking further east, while on the weekends good parking can be found on the west side of the neighborhood. Most metered parking is located on the west part of the East Village. Note that the closer you are to the Williamsburg Bridge, the more difficult it is to find parking.
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East Village Parking Resources
- SpotHero – allows you to easily compare parking rates and locations to book parking in the perfect East Village garage for you
- Citysearch – provides a list of garages and parking companies in the East Village with reviews
- Wikitravel – a travel guide to the East Village that contains additional parking advice
- City-Data.com – read East Village parking tips and advice from other City-Data users
- Standard Parking/Central Parking – this large parking company has garages throughout NYC including the East Village
- NY Daily News Local Business Directory – an online directory for local East Village parking garages with directions
- Yelp – read other NYC drivers’ reviews of East Village parking garages