After racking up several hundred dollars of parking tickets while living in Manhattan, it dawned on our founder that there must be a better way to find good parking. He asked other drivers what their methods were, and learned that a few people were keeping hand-drawn maps in notebooks in their cars. Being a programmer, he decided to replicate the map online. He opened the site to allow people to add their own streets and neighborhoods, and in June 2007, PrimoSpot was born. Since then we have been committed to providing an accurate parking resource to the masses.
How it works
By using Google maps and an extensive database of parking signs, we make it easier than ever to find the primo spot. You can navigate around the map using your mouse and the parking information will load automatically. The map markers are colored to indicate the rules that apply for that side of the street (see the legend on the left hand side of the map page). Click on the marker to see the amount of time that you can park there, our photos of the signs, or a view from the street. Just click map to get started.
PrimoSpot regrets that it cannot tell if a spot is available at any given moment... but we are working on a solution for that problem too.
To find garages, click the garage icon in to the search box. The garage markers will load on the map. Use the search feature to look for another location, or just move around the map and new garages will load in. Click on a garage marker to see details about that location such as the address, phone number, operating hours, or photos.
Linking and Embedding
To send a link to a specific place on the map with the parking information included, browse or search the map, then click the link button in the upper-right hand corner of the screen. You can also embed these maps on your web site or blog using the same method. Use our embedded map customizer to adjust the dimensions or what type of information is displayed.
Current Coverage Areas for On-Street Parking (See Maps):
- Manhattan (complete from top to bottom)
- Bronx (North East to Parkside)
- Staten Island (complete where signs exist)
- Brooklyn (East to Elmont)
- Queens (East to University Gardens)
Current Coverage Areas for Garages
Currently over 209412 on-street locations, 2831 garages, and 1832 bike racks in the database for searching.
There are 59848 street sign photos, 7275 garage pictures, and 1944 bike rack photos.