Jun 28, 2009 - 3PM
We are proud to announce our newest feature on the site, the Real-Time Garage Price Chart. While browsing the map for parking garages, the left hand column of the site will show the hourly, daily, and monthly prices in a comparison chart. These prices load fast as you move the map!
The chart is sorted by hourly price, so zooming out the map means that you see cheaper prices. Clicking on the column headers will sort by that type. To see the best monthly parking rates for a given area, search or move the map, then click monthly column header on top of the chart. Try it out (and let us know what you think in our Feedback section).
Check out a screen shot of some garages around union square:
Jun 28, 2009 - 2PM
Jun 25, 2009 - 11PM
The New York City Council’s committees on Transportation and Consumer Affairs held a joint hearing on June 15, 2009, to discuss a proposed amendment to existing zoning laws that would create thousands of parking spaces for bicycles around the city.
The amendment proposes that, "The operator of every garage and parking lot that has an authorized capacity of fifty-one or more motor vehicle spots shall provide and maintain parking spaces for bicycles."
The amendment was first introduced in 2008 and has been the subject of several hearings by the committees on Transportation, Housing and Buildings and Consumer Affairs in the past; however, co-sponsor Councilman David Yassky (D-33) said that he hoped the bill could “get passed quickly” before the Council breaks for the summer.
PrimoSpot is planning on launching a bicycle specific mobile app in the near future. We will be updating the story as it develops.
Jun 24, 2009 - 12PM
Ralph Blumenthal recently wrote an interesting and witty article for the New York Times focusing on how confusing parking can be in Manhattan:article on NYTimes cityroom blog
The piece reinforced what we already knew: that parking has become a gigantic problem for commuters on a daily basis, particularly in a crowded metropolitan area like New York City. And the city certainly does not make it easy to understand. One of the main reasons we created PrimoSpot was to make parking less painful - to simplify the signs and regulations, and help people find parking more easily. Less driving, less wasted gas and time!
Jun 12, 2009 - 11AM
We are proud to announce that we have partnered with parkitguides.com to provide you with printed guides and maps of over 1100 parking garages in NYC. Parkit! Guides also offers many other useful maps showing where all of the gas stations and highway entrances are located and more. The site has great parking and driving advice to avoid traffic tickets, parking tickets, and EZ-Pass Violations.
Check out a sample chapter from the book.
Jun 03, 2009 - 11PM
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Apr 08, 2009 - 4PM
Thanks Sarah! We are glad you like it.
Mar 25, 2009 - 1PM
You can now find free parking and garages with our new iPhone application:
- Fast native iPhone app with interactive map
- Parking information loads in as you pan and zoom
- Use current location and our unique driving mode which moves the map as you move
- Search history saved for later use
- Save where you are parked and add notes
- Much more -- see full description and screen shots