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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 #240 on: March 11, 2019, 03:43:20 PM »
Will they tow cars for Yud Alef Nissan by the Ohel?.

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I doubt it, but they will on my block in Crown Heights.
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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #241 on: March 11, 2019, 05:48:33 PM »
I doubt it, but they will on my block in Crown Heights.

Thanks. taking your advice ill park over Yud Alef Nissan at the Ohel

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« Reply #242 on: March 11, 2019, 06:47:19 PM »
Thanks. taking your advice ill park over Yud Alef Nissan at the Ohel

I cannot guarantee anything (other than that they WILL tow in Crown Heights on my block). If you park on one of the side streets next to the Ohel, I don't think they ever tow there, even at times when they would tow right next to the Ohel (such as Yud Shevat and Gimmel Tamuz).
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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #243 on: March 11, 2019, 08:27:00 PM »
I cannot guarantee anything (other than that they WILL tow in Crown Heights on my block). If you park on one of the side streets next to the Ohel, I don't think they ever tow there, even at times when they would tow right next to the Ohel (such as Yud Shevat and Gimmel Tamuz).

Yes I did park on the side street over Yud Shvat at the Ohel for 2 weeks and no tow.

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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #244 on: April 05, 2019, 12:50:38 PM »
Need to park for 2 weeks starting this Monday with an out of state plate. Does anyone know if the Ohel would be ok for that?

If anyone here has a spot available for a small donation I'm willing to do that as well.

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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #245 on: April 10, 2019, 10:12:38 AM »
Any coupons to park for 2 weeks at JFK airport? I have a spot in far Rockaway but would prefer to just park in the airport if it’s cheap.

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« Reply #246 on: April 10, 2019, 11:01:58 AM »
Any coupons to park for 2 weeks at JFK airport? I have a spot in far Rockaway but would prefer to just park in the airport if it’s cheap.

I doubt any JFK airport parking, even with a coupon, will be cheaper than taking a taxi or an Uber from/to a free parking spot. And taking a taxi from/to your parking spot might be faster than the parking facility shuttle.
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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #247 on: May 07, 2019, 05:20:41 PM »
Has anyones car been towed or moved parking near the Ohel over Pesach, specificly on Francis Lewis Blvd? ran into a situation!

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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #248 on: May 08, 2019, 07:32:41 PM »
Any recent DP? Looking to park this coming Sunday-Friday

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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #249 on: May 08, 2019, 08:38:07 PM »
Any recent DP? Looking to park this coming Sunday-Friday

Yes, Do NOT park anywhere on Francis Lewis blvd, Ohel and opposite side, the road is roughed up because of slow construction, my car was towed from 228th st to 222th st, park on 120th Ave anywhere, took me awhile to find my car even after calling the police.
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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #250 on: May 19, 2019, 04:37:41 PM »
Anything closer to JFK then the ohel that dosent have ASP?

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« Reply #252 on: May 19, 2019, 06:40:56 PM »
https://www.google.com/maps/place/133-98+150th+St,+South+Ozone+Park,+NY+11436/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x89c266e0b67c3221:0x5e7e6b837a56d11a?sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiEyvWix6jiAhVFZN8KHakeA1gQ8gEwAHoECAkQAQ

BTW Can anyone explain why it's called Alternate Side Parking?

I parked there a couple of times.

It's called alternate side parking because different sides of the street get no parking times on different (alternate) days.
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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #254 on: May 20, 2019, 10:16:30 AM »
found plenty of parking at 5am. But there’s alternate side parking one night per week.

Were you able to find a place with no ASP ?

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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #255 on: May 20, 2019, 10:32:20 AM »
Were you able to find a place with no ASP ?
the first block has ASP but I will be back before so it works for me, I didn’t search the rest of the area.

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« Reply #256 on: May 20, 2019, 11:45:06 AM »
Were you able to find a place with no ASP ?

It's been posted quite a few times on this thread that Cambria Heights (around the Ohel) has no ASP.

You can also check https://nycdotsigns.net/ for an interactive map showing you the signs anywhere in the city, or http://a841-dotvweb01.nyc.gov/ParkingRegs/ViewController/LocationValidation.aspx to look up by street name and cross streets.
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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #257 on: July 09, 2019, 09:13:25 AM »
Has anybody parked near the subway(Howard Beach) stop that connects to the air train?  easy free parking?

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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #258 on: July 09, 2019, 12:36:33 PM »
Can I park for free near the airtran in Howard beach without taking the A subway train

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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #259 on: July 09, 2019, 05:39:10 PM »
Can I park for free near the airtran in Howard beach without taking the A subway train

No one has tried this?  It would be only 5$ from Howard Beach station to JFK and would be seemingly cheapest option short of walking