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Morning View – Castro Public Parklet

Several parking spots on Castro Street have been removed for a “public parklet.”

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Afternoon View – Convention Parking

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NYC Gets The “Smartboot”

New York City is about to begin using the “smartboot,” which can be removed by drivers themselves once they’ve paid their overdue tickets and received the removal code by phone. Under the program, a city marshal will be deployed with teams of PayLock employees. The marshal will verify that a car has more than $350 in judgments, then authorize PayLock ...

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Morning View – NYC Parking

I noticed that the parking garage in my building posted a new rate card over the weekend. No idea what qualifies as an “exotic car.”

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Bloomberg Battles Council On Stickers

The NYC Council wants to end the practice of slapping huge hard-to-remove stickers on cars that block the street cleaning machines. Bloomberg says he’ll likely veto their decision, because car owners need to suffer for their lazy ways. At a press conference yesterday, Mayor Michael Bloomberg declared himself “adamantly” opposed to the City Council’s recent vote to ban what members ...

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Parking Virtuoso Or Asshole?

(Via – Gothamist)

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The $800,000 Parking Space

Apartments in a new Manhattan high-rise come with what are arguably the world’s most expensive parking spots. Because the building has a dedicated car elevator that transports your vehicle up to an enclosed space outside your front door. An equivalent amount of floor space in that building would sell for about $800,000. Hit the link for more and for a ...

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The Extra Space Is For Jeebus

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Happy Park(ing) Day

Today is International Park(ing) Day, when anti-car activists in 140 countries transform urban parking spaces into mini-parks, lounges, playgrounds, and gardens. NYC apparently turns a blind eye to the event and Gothamist has some photos of last year’s installations as well as a map for finding this year’s “parks.” It will not surprise you to learn that Park(ing) Day got ...

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UES Parking Rates

Last night Mayor Bloomberg said city residents should move their cars out of underground garages to “higher ground.” To which everybody responded, “Yeah? Like where?” Anyway, this morning I noticed a long line of people waiting to get their cars out of the underground garage across the street and decided to snap a photo of their new rates.

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Garage Door Magic

The owners of a Haight district apartment building found a clever way to maintain their building’s Victorian facade when adding a garage.

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Parking Wars

This winter’s record 59 inches of snow has generated an issue seen more frequently in other cities than in New York – parking spot wars over dug out spaces. Some folks say that if they go through the back-breaking work of clearing a spot in front of their building, they are perfectly free to block that space with garbage cans ...

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Installed By The Machine, Part 2

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Flip This Space

Everybody knows parking is a nightmare in Manhattan. And yet that nightmare can provide a sublime sense of superiority to the vast majority of residents who don’t own cars -myself included – although I’m occasionally inconvenienced due to friends having to circle my block for an hour searching for a space. An interesting recent NY Times story mentions that new ...

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