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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 #220 on: January 06, 2019, 04:20:05 PM »
So I have to park the car over @the Ohel over Yud Shvat, what are the suggestions?

Park across the street from the cemetery parking? Park along side the homes?

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« Reply #221 on: January 06, 2019, 04:43:48 PM »
So I have to park the car over @the Ohel over Yud Shvat, what are the suggestions?

Park across the street from the cemetery parking? Park along side the homes?
Why not one of the side streets?
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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #222 on: January 06, 2019, 08:45:53 PM »
can anyone provide clarity as to where exactly it is ok to park there? I will be flying out on a Motzei Shabbos and will be returning 10 days later. Tu BShvat (not Yud) will be in the interim.
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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #223 on: January 07, 2019, 09:41:31 AM »
ohel not the only option

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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #224 on: January 07, 2019, 04:11:12 PM »
i wish i knew what i was doing...

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« Reply #225 on: January 07, 2019, 04:14:52 PM »
go on....

Just read through this thread.
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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #226 on: January 07, 2019, 04:17:06 PM »
Just read through this thread.
there is a price difference, you know...
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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #227 on: February 11, 2019, 07:01:31 PM »
Does anyone have experience with street parking near the A train stops Broad Channel or Rockaway Park? Both don't seem to have ASP other than Rockaway Park stop within a 4-5 block radius but past that the signs stop. Google maps is from 2018 so I assume fairly accurate.

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« Reply #228 on: February 11, 2019, 07:38:52 PM »
Does anyone have experience with street parking near the A train stops Broad Channel or Rockaway Park? Both don't seem to have ASP other than Rockaway Park stop within a 4-5 block radius but past that the signs stop. Google maps is from 2018 so I assume fairly accurate.
I don't have the link handy, but NYC DOT actually has an online map of every parking regulation sign in the city. So you can definitely verify.
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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #229 on: February 12, 2019, 09:48:18 PM »
I don't have the link handy, but NYC DOT actually has an online map of every parking regulation sign in the city. So you can definitely verify.
http://www.nycdot.info/

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Re: Parking at JFK
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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #231 on: February 18, 2019, 10:10:22 AM »
any events at the Ohel in the next few days? i want to park there but i dont want to have to look for my car when i return....
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« Reply #232 on: February 18, 2019, 11:24:36 AM »
any events at the Ohel in the next few days? i want to park there but i dont want to have to look for my car when i return....

Nothing major that I'm aware of.
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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #233 on: February 18, 2019, 12:35:14 PM »
Nothing major that I'm aware of.
do you have an address that i can put into the GPS to take me to the correct spot to park?  TIA
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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #234 on: February 18, 2019, 04:32:42 PM »
do you have an address that i can put into the GPS to take me to the correct spot to park?  TIA

226-20 Francis Lewis Blvd, Cambria Heights, NY 11411

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« Reply #235 on: February 18, 2019, 04:51:26 PM »
do you have an address that i can put into the GPS to take me to the correct spot to park?  TIA

IINM just typing Ohel Chabad in Waze or Google Maps will get you there.
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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #236 on: February 18, 2019, 06:50:47 PM »
IINM just typing Ohel Chabad in Waze or Google Maps will get you there.
Thanks. And parking is in the street or there is a parking lot?
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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #237 on: February 18, 2019, 07:10:02 PM »
Thanks. And parking is in the street or there is a parking lot?

On any street in the area, just parked for 2 weeks with no issue, there is no parking lot, but plenty parking spaces.
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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #238 on: February 18, 2019, 08:10:11 PM »
On any street in the area, just parked for 2 weeks with no issue, there is no parking lot, but plenty parking spaces.
Thanks
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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #239 on: March 11, 2019, 03:40:09 PM »
Will they tow cars for Yud Alef Nissan by the Ohel?.

Thanks