Whether you’re here for business or pleasure, you will love trendy and art-loving Chelsea. Simply walking down the streets to admire the unique architecture, cafes, and hip atmosphere will be enough to feel like a true New Yorker. Don’t let a lack of parking deter your brunch date; read our tips below to avoid stressful parking situations before your morning coffee!
This guide offers the tricks to the trade for parking options in the New York Chelsea neighborhood. Whether you’re looking to park on-street, in a garage, or simply closest to your favorite brunch spot, we’ve compiled some pointers for you. Check out our suggestions below for metered parking alternatives.
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Chelsea Online Parking Reservations
Explore Chelsea parking options in the map below and use SpotHero to book a guaranteed space ahead of time!
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5 Cheap Chelsea Parking Garage Deals
1. 211 W 29th Street – Park at this other valet garage on W 29th street for $28 as well
2. 452 10th Avenue – Park at this valet lot on 10th Avenue for just $27
3. 106 W 30th Street – Park at this valet garage on W 30th street for only $17.25!
4. 241 W 26th Street – Park at this garage in the heart of Chelsea for $31
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Best Chelsea Parking Tips
Sometimes it might feel like you have to be a rocket scientist to find Chelsea parking in the daytime, but rest assured that with the right knowledge Chelsea parking doesn’t have to be such a chore. The best place to find parking in Chelsea is on the east side of Seventh Avenue, between 21st and 12 Streets after 7pm.
You may also find parking between 8th and 10th Avenues from 16th to 30th Streets. You will have better luck in your hunt the further south you go. This section in particular is subject to Alt-Side parking. Read below for more information on these restrictions.
Chelsea, 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.
Chelsea Street Parking Rates:
- Rates: Monday through Saturday , $3.00/hour or 50₵ for 10 minutes. Meters are not in effect on Sundays. Pay attention to the parking duration and times listed on the meter.
- Most meters end after 7pm and then become free parking, but be sure to read all signs, because this can vary per location.
Resident Parking Permits
The entirety of NYC does not offer street parking permits for residents, unless you are not an able bodied person, government employee, or clergyman. This means that all street parking is FREE. However, finding a spot is all the more competitive due to a greater volume of those searching for spots . If parking is sparse, you may want to consider a third party vendor such as SpotHero, to compare rates and locations to save time and money.
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Top Chelsea Attractions
]High Line::The High Line is a unique public park that was transformed from an elevated freight train rail line. This historic site now is home to beautiful wild flowers and vegetation and is a great place of peace and serenity. Local residents and tourists enjoy the sculptures, flower blossoms and socializing that have bloomed on these once industrial tracks. You may even see school children here on a field trip. See what all the buzz is about and experience the contrast of natural greenery surrounded by famous NYC skyscrapers. Book discounted parking near the High Line here.[jtab/]Chelsea Market::You may feel a blast from the past as you step into Chelsea Market, which was once was the Nabisco plant, where Oreo cookies were made. Now the building serves as the place to go for a foodie in NYC. It is home to a multitude of gourmet cuisine shops, wine and flower shops, and a book store. With the nice eclectic mix of eateries at Chelsea Market, you’re bound to find something to satisfy even the pickiest of eaters. Book discounted parking near Chelsea Market here.[jtab/]Rubin Museum::While the Rubin Museum of Art may be small, its magnificent collection is quite impressive. Featuring refined Himalayan art, visitors get a glimpse of Eastern creativity and a fresh perspective on art. You don’t want to miss K2 Friday Nights, where you can view some galleries for free and get your groove on simultaneously with the RMA DJ on the scene – every Friday from 6-10pm. The museum is open Monday and Thursday from 11am to 5pm, Wednesday from 11am to 7pm, Friday from 11am to 10pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 6pm. Book discounted parking near the Rubin Museum here.[jtab/]The Kitchen::The Kitchen is a place to see the exquisite works of emerging artists. This non-profit multi-disciplinary art and performance space originally began as an exhibition for video art, but then quickly expanded to offer the broad variety it does today. Get in touch with your inner artist, as you share the joys with both visual and performing arts. Check out The Kitchen’s calendar for a schedule of events.[jtab/]UCB::Need a good chuckle? Head on over to the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre! If you’re asthmatic, be sure to bring your inhaler, because you’ll be hit with one hearty laugh after another without a second to breathe. From comical sketches to hysterical stand-up comedy, the UCBT has been around a while, but never misses a beat. For those comedy lovers, the Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theatre is a real treat. To view their full lineup, click here. Book discounted parking near the Upright Citizens Brigade here.[jtab/]Cushman Row::Do a bit of time travel as you meander down 20th Street between 9th and 10th Avenues, also known as Cushman Row. Here, you will find a string of Greek Revival row houses that were built in 1840. Down to every small detail, these homes were elaborately built, featuring recessed doorways with brownstone frames, wreath encircled attic windows, and striking iron balustrades. Viewing these beauties is a real treat for those who love history.[/jtabs]
Best Chelsea Parking Resources
- SpotHero – book discounted Chelsea parking online in lots and garages
- NYCMonthlyParking.org – read this guide to monthly parking in Chelsea
- Standard Parking/Central Parking – this national parking company offers parking in seven Chelsea garages
- Icon Parking Systems – this regional parking company has five Chelsea parking garages to choose from
- Yelp – read customer reviews of Chelsea parking garages
- Chelsea Piers Parking (SpotHero) – Book discounted parking near Chelsea Piers online
- Edison ParkFast – this regional parking company offers Chelsea parking for only $10 in three garages!