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There are various options for parking at JFK, with a trade-off between higher convenience/security and higher price.

Starting with most convenient and most expensive:
•   On site Airport Parking at JFK is expensive (Long-term parking starts at $29/day, and can be $36, $70, $75, depending on the lot). (You need to take into account some time to take the AirTrain from parking to your destination terminal but that is pretty quick).
•   There are many off-airport parking lot options a few minutes away (offering frequent shuttle, more security than on street parking, though only two are officially authorized: Smartpark JFK, and Airpark JFK. Spothero currently has parking at the crowne plaza for $18/ day.
o   Note: Beware some of these off-airport parking lots will charge a surcharge for a large car e.g. Minivan, (on top of typical $25/day) and that’s not always stated upfront when reserving online). Some have absolutely miserable ratings on google. Also there appear to be a lot of bait and switch websites when googling for JFK parking, advertising one rate, but then offering a higher rate, when you enter your information. Remember prices fluctuate and lots can be full.
•   Groupon sometimes has good deals on off-site Airport Parking.


Using AirTrain to get to a cheaper Parking Lot
•   JFK Airport has an AirTrain that passengers use to travel between the 8 airport terminals for free. This AirTrain extends a couple of stops beyond the airport connecting it to NYC tains/public transportation.
•   You can pick up the AirTrain at Federal Circle Station (first stop outside the airport), which has a parking lot ($20/day, prepaid see https://www.jfkairport.com/to-from-airport/parking). Need to reserve 48 hours in advance
o   You can take the AirTrain to/From Howard Beach or Jamaica (though that costs $8 +$1 for a metrocard, as it is well beyond the Airport) (see below regarding on street parking, from those areas).
•   There is currently a parking lot in Jamaica (neighborhood) for $11/day (https://airportparkingreservations.com/lot_jamaica_center_jfk) . It requires two trains or an Uber.


On Street Parking:
There are several neighborhoods 5-20 minutes away from JFK that offer have street parking without (alternate side parking) restrictions (i.e. for weekly street cleaning). So you can park on those streets for more than a week without getting a ticket. (But CHECK the street signs carefully, It may vary from block to block, and may change over time).  The key downsides of street parking are (1)  the extra time to get an Uber/Lyft to the terminal and (2) the cost of the Uber/Lyft. (3) less security of your car. Ideally you want to find a nicer neighborhood where concerns around safety are relatively low.

Some neighborhoods/area used/suggest by DDFers include 
•   Sample address 133-98 150th St, South Ozone Park, NY 11436 (very close)
•   Near the Ohel of Chabad Lubavitch (Montefiore cemetery, Cambria Heights neighborhood (13 minute ride to JFK)  (but don’t park directly in front of the cemetery on the cemetery side, as they may tow cars on certain days e.g. Erev Rosh Hashana, Gimmel Tammuz and Yud Shevat, when there are many visitors to the Ohel. Crown Heights Yagdil Torah community calendar has all Chassidisshe Yomim Toivim marked.). You can park on neighboring side streets without fear of being towed on those days. Aside from Uber/Lyft, you can also catch an MTA bus (Sample address 226-20 Francis Lewis Blvd, Cambria Heights, NY 11411)
•   Howard Beach (and take the AirTrain – for map see https://www.jfkairport.com/to-from-airport/air-train, ride is $8) (There used to be a shul there that offered parking as a chesed / for donations (but that is no longer available) (Sample address 160th ave and 102nd St.) (Address for AirTrain station at Howard Beach is near 158-99 103rd st Queens, NY 11430
•   North Woodmere /
•   Rosedale (Queens) / valley stream (18-20 minute ride) (Sample address 886 Flanders Drive)
•   Cedarhurst / Far Rockaway
•   Near Sanitation Garage (Sample address 15367 146th Ave, Jamaica, NY 11434)
•   Near other Air-Tran stations (Lefferts Blvd), Jamaica.


My understanding is that street parking for an extended period is legal so I don’t think neighbors (who may feel annoyed) have the ability to legally cause trouble (even with out-of-state license), even if it is there for weeks. That said, I suppose they could report it as suspicious (higher risk if the vehicle is conspicuous), and there is always some risk of vandalism.
From NYC311 Link "Unless a posted sign says otherwise, you may not leave a vehicle parked in the same spot for more than seven days in a row. This rule includes spots in all types of neighborhoods, including residential areas."
•   If you know someone who lives in these areas and can park near or in front of their house, (that can be reassuring and be/feel less intrusive). I’ve done this and put a note in the dash with the address of my friend (associating the car with an address on the block, in case anyone on the block got suspicious).
•   For short duration trips (where the cost savings of street parking are more limited), if driving a luxury vehicle, for higher peace of mind; the other alternatives might be more attractive.


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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #120 on: February 09, 2017, 09:20:21 PM »
You can give yourself a few extra minutes and drive around. There are plenty of places you can leave your car. Same at Newark
Not familiar with the area. Can you give me street names or areas so I can check it up.
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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #121 on: February 13, 2017, 03:14:06 PM »
Can you name areas near JFK that are considered safe? Also, a ride means friend or Uber?
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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #122 on: June 04, 2017, 10:34:55 AM »
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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #123 on: June 04, 2017, 10:53:31 AM »
Anyone used either of these?

https://www.discountparkingjfk.com/reservation/book/#Quotes

or

http://www.jfkparkngo.com/
Haven't used paid Long Term Parking at JFK in a while. There's plenty of on-street free parking available, which is about a $10 or less Uber ride to/from the terminal, or you can hop on a hotel shuttle for nearby pickup/dropoff.
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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #124 on: June 04, 2017, 12:21:10 PM »
Haven't used paid Long Term Parking at JFK in a while. There's plenty of on-street free parking available, which is about a $10 or less Uber ride to/from the terminal, or you can hop on a hotel shuttle for nearby pickup/dropoff.
If these are okay them in my case it will be worth it.
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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #125 on: July 29, 2017, 11:22:37 PM »
need a place for 16 days where is the cheapest place?

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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #126 on: July 30, 2017, 12:15:44 AM »
Haven't used paid Long Term Parking at JFK in a while. There's plenty of on-street free parking available, which is about a $10 or less Uber ride to/from the terminal, or you can hop on a hotel shuttle for nearby pickup/dropoff.
If one should park on the street, how far is the walk or drive back to the airport? 
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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #127 on: July 30, 2017, 12:36:32 AM »
If one should park on the street, how far is the walk or drive back to the airport?
5 min drive

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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #128 on: July 30, 2017, 01:13:59 AM »
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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #129 on: July 30, 2017, 01:15:47 AM »
That's a 25 min walk.
You did ask walk or drive.
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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #131 on: July 30, 2017, 01:18:57 AM »
You did ask walk or drive.
was curios to know if I would need an uber to get back to the airport.

 What's a weeks rate for parking at jfk? Is it not cheaper to park on street and get the $45 ticket(assume you get it) or the rates are cheaper then that?
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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #132 on: July 30, 2017, 01:20:33 AM »
was curios to know if I would need an uber to get back to the airport.

 What's a weeks rate for parking at jfk? Is it not cheaper to park on street and get the $45 ticket(assume you get it) or the rates are cheaper then that?
yes you need a Uber.
Why get a ticket?

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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #133 on: July 30, 2017, 01:32:35 AM »
yes you need a Uber.
Why get a ticket?
If you decide to park on the street out side of jfk and now on asp you would get a $45 ticket or pay for parking elsewhere for a week and pay more or less which i was asking which is cheaper.
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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #134 on: July 30, 2017, 01:34:03 AM »
If you decide to park on the street out side of jfk and now on asp you would get a $45 ticket or pay for parking elsewhere for a week and pay more or less which i was asking which is cheaper.
theres no ASP there.

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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #135 on: July 30, 2017, 01:50:20 AM »
theres no ASP there.
joking?
 

i don't mean in the airport ,i mean out on the regular street.
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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #136 on: July 30, 2017, 09:16:31 AM »
joking?
 

i don't mean in the airport ,i mean out on the regular street.
no I'm not joking. The area next to JFK doesn't have ASP.

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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #137 on: July 30, 2017, 09:34:29 AM »
no I'm not joking. The area next to JFK doesn't have ASP.
Nice, so I take it to find parking is almost impossible there.
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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #138 on: July 30, 2017, 09:50:14 AM »
Nice, so I take it to find parking is almost impossible there.
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Very easy to find parking.

I parked not far from one of the gas stations off the Conduit (on a side street). Also possible next to some of the hotels. It's around $10 by taxi or Uber from there to /from the terminals (unless you want to hop on one of the hotel shuttles).
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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #139 on: July 30, 2017, 10:13:15 AM »
is it safe to park there?
I need to park for 16 days
I have a 12 passenger van