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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.
•   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 #200 on: January 02, 2019, 03:35:36 PM »
whats my best bet for parking for 4 days?

Ohel Chabad Lubavitch

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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #201 on: January 02, 2019, 03:37:00 PM »
anybody park near the airport recently is Ohel is safest bet?

Yes Ohel is very safe, always people coming and going.

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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #202 on: January 02, 2019, 03:50:27 PM »
Is there somewhere I can park for a week?
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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #203 on: January 02, 2019, 05:27:09 PM »
What about:

is there a specific address?

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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #204 on: January 02, 2019, 05:55:08 PM »
is there a specific address?

Try
133-98 150th St, South Ozone Park, NY 11436

There was a link in the post to Google maps.
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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #205 on: January 02, 2019, 05:57:16 PM »
Try
133-98 150th St, South Ozone Park, NY 11436

There was a link in the post to Google maps.

I see it now thanks!

you parked there long term?

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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #206 on: January 02, 2019, 06:00:00 PM »
I see it now thanks!

you parked there long term?
Thursday night to Sunday night. There’s no ASP there.
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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #207 on: January 02, 2019, 07:49:38 PM »
Ohel Chabad Lubavitch
People are ok with that?
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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #208 on: January 02, 2019, 07:54:41 PM »
People are ok with that?

Parked at the Ohel for 2 weeks, infront of the cemetery parking, not residential parking.

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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #209 on: January 02, 2019, 08:09:40 PM »
Parked at the Ohel for 2 weeks, infront of the cemetery parking, not residential parking.
How far is it to JFK? Taxis are readily available?
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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #210 on: January 02, 2019, 10:07:56 PM »
How far is it to JFK? Taxis are readily available?

Uber pool is $4 to $12 roughly a 10 minute drive to JFK

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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #211 on: January 02, 2019, 10:24:47 PM »
Can someone give clear directions as to where exactly I can park there? I'd arrive on a Motzei Shabbos and return a week from Monday night.
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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #212 on: January 06, 2019, 12:40:58 AM »
Can someone give clear directions as to where exactly I can park there? I'd arrive on a Motzei Shabbos and return a week from Monday night.
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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #213 on: January 06, 2019, 02:12:27 AM »
HELP!!!!
I parked my car by the ohel over the weekend, just got back and its gone!!!
Someone help asap! Im stuck here, its 1:40 am....
 
EDIT:
Apparently there was an event on Friday and they towed my car, parked it a few blocks away. Got it safe and sound...
Just a reminder not to park there when there is an event by the ohel or your car will be towed and moved to a random location. ( I learned the hard way...)

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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #214 on: January 06, 2019, 11:30:37 AM »
Just a reminder not to park there when there is an event by the ohel or your car will be towed and moved to a random location. ( I learned the hard way...)
Is there a calendar i can check to see if there is an event scheduled?
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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #215 on: January 06, 2019, 11:38:05 AM »
Is there a calendar i can check to see if there is an event scheduled?

Crown Heights Yagdil Torah community calendar has all Chassidisshe Yomim Toivim marked. Not all will definitely have an event, but days with events will definitely be included there.
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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #216 on: January 06, 2019, 12:11:25 PM »
Crown Heights Yagdil Torah community calendar has all Chassidisshe Yomim Toivim marked. Not all will definitely have an event, but days with events will definitely be included there.
You think they would tow cars on any day besides for Erev Rosh Hashana, Gimmel Tammuz and Yud Shevat?
Either way, it's strongly advisable to support YT and those who advertise in their calendar ;-)

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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #217 on: January 06, 2019, 12:19:52 PM »
You think they would tow cars on any day besides for Erev Rosh Hashana, Gimmel Tammuz and Yud Shevat?
Either way, it's strongly advisable to support YT and those who advertise in their calendar ;-)
Mine got towed on Yud Shevat.

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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #218 on: January 06, 2019, 01:35:23 PM »
Mine got towed on Yud Shevat.

You parked on the side of the cemetery or side of a house?

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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #219 on: January 06, 2019, 01:46:55 PM »
You parked on the side of the cemetery or side of a house?
Cemetery, a hundred feet away from the main building.