Few landmarks, like Katz’s Delicatessen remain that are indicative of the Lower East Side’s historically Jewish stronghold. Today, the Lower East Side is known to be ahead of the curve, boasting plentiful nightlife and culture. Whether you’re grabbing drinks at night or touring Jewish deli’s by day, finding Lower East Side parking can be challenging.
This guide hosts information regarding Lower East Side garage, street, and metered parking. Due to the popularity of the Lower East Side, we recommend booking parking ahead of time, to ensure efficiency and a guaranteed spot.
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Discounted Lower East Side Parking Deals
Parking on the Lower East Side can be easy if you do some research ahead of time. We have compiled a few of the best deals in the table below, so you can compare and find the best parking solution for your visit. Reserve a parking space ahead of time and remove the stress of parking on the fly!
|Address||Reserve Parking?||Price Range|
|24 Columbia St.||Book Now!||$19 – any 10 hours|
|70 Monroe Street||Book Now!||$24 – any 24 hours|
89 Chrystie Street
|Book Now!||$35 – any 24 hours|
|38 Henry St.||Book Now!||$30- any 24 hours|
|59 Allen St.||Book Now!||$20 – any 12 hours|
|200 Broome St.||Book Now!||$20 – any 12 hours|
|38 Bowery||Book Now!||$38 – any 10 hours|
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Lower East Side Garage Parking Reservations
Explore Lower East Side parking options in the map below and use SpotHero to book a guaranteed space ahead of time!
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Lower East Side Street Parking Tips
Like most of New York, Lower East Side parking is no easy feat. You have to know the inside scoop and how to keep up with the pace of NYC. That’s why you’re lucky to have NYC Parking Authority to help!
The Lower East Side has ample unmetered street parking, if you know where to look. You may want to hunt in the areas between East 4th Street and 14th Street, just east of 3rd Avenue. During weekdays, it is easier to find Lower East Side parking further east, while on the weekends, good parking can be found in the west. Also, most of the metered parking is located in the west of the Lower East Side. The closer to Williamsburg Bridge, the harder it is to find parking. Pay attention to street cleaning hours by looking for the posted signs with the red “P” inside of a circle and crossed by a broom, that indicates Alt-Side street parking, which you can read more about below.
Lower East Side Alternate-Side Parking
Alternate side parking is a set of restrictions imposed throughout all of the metro New York City area. True to its name, alternate side parking requires that the entire side of the street be clear for street cleaning. Restrictions change on a daily pattern requiring the side being cleaned to alternate, hence the name. Majority of the Lower East Side is subject to Alt-Side parking, so pay attention to signage!
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.
Lower East Side Street Parking Rates:
- Grand Avenue and Essex Street offer 2 hour metered parking in the evenings after 5pm.
- Rates: Monday through Saturday , $3.50/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.
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Lower East Side Monthly Parking Deals
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.
|Address||Reserve Parking?||Price Range|
|200 Broome St.||Book Now!||$299 – Monthly|
|70 Gold St.||Book Now!||$ 325 – Monthly|
|38 Bowery||Book Now!||$350 – Monthly|
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Lower East Side Parking Resources
- SpotHero – book discounted Lower East Side parking online in advance by comparing parking rates and locations
- ParkingPanda– Check out available lots and garage rates on the Lower East Side
- Parkopedia– Compare rates and locations of parking garages on the Lower East Side
- TripSavvy– Read Trip Savvy’s neighborhood guide to the Lower East Side to plan your visit
- Yelp – read customer reviews of various Lower East Side parking garages
- CitiDex – view a list of Lower East Side parking lots and garages with their addresses and contact information
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Parking Near Lower East Side Attractions
Katz’s Deli has been a staple of Lower East Side culture since 1888. The fact that it has stayed in business through three depressions and two World Wars is a testament to its superior quality. If you are looking for some hand-carved pastrami, turkey or corned beef, you have come to the right place!
Book discounted parking near Katz’s delicatessen here.
The Landmark Sunshine Cinema is the place to go to see an art-house film in lower Manhattan. With 5 separate screens, the Sunshine Cinema has been recognized as the Best First-Run Art House by Gothamist.com. If you are looking to see an independent film in NYC, this should be your first stop.
Book discounted parking near the Sunshine Cinema here.
A visit to the Lower East Side’s Tenement Museum might as well be a trip back in time. Experience a taste of New York City’s rich cultural history by visiting restored tenement apartments from 5 decades. The Tenement Museum strives to represent the way of life of the many working class immigrants who contributed to the NYC we know today.
Book discounted parking near the Tenement Museum here.
If you are looking to see some international contemporary art, the New Museum is the place for you. The New Museum is actually Manhattan’s only dedicated contemporary art museum, and serves as a cultural hub of the Lower East Side. In addition to displaying the works of modern artists, the New Museum also has a mission to foster innovative and creative ideas in others. Learn more about their specific programs on their website.
Book discounted parking near the New Museum here.
The Bowery Ballroom is one of the best current music venues downtown, if not in all of NYC. The venue is known for its impressive bookings as well as prime visibility and sound quality. If you are looking to see a concert in NYC, don’t miss your chance to visit the Bowery Ballroom.
Book discounted parking near the Bowery Ballroom here.