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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 #60 on: February 14, 2015, 08:22:55 PM »
The area around the ohel has no alt. side parking, and you can get from Ohel to JFK either with Taxi or sometimes a guy will give you a ride. Though, if you park on the streets where people live, they might call to tow it if they see it a long time. The best place is on Francis Lewis along the cemetery.
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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #61 on: February 14, 2015, 09:36:43 PM »
The area around the ohel has no alt. side parking, and you can get from Ohel to JFK either with Taxi or sometimes a guy will give you a ride. Though, if you park on the streets where people live, they might call to tow it if they see it a long time. The best place is on Francis Lewis along the cemetery.
is it safe to park there for a week?
how much is a cab about?

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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #62 on: August 16, 2015, 03:32:55 PM »
Anyone know what is the closest long term parking lot to terminal 8? I don't want to have to spend 20 min on the AirTran

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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #63 on: August 17, 2015, 12:51:20 PM »
you can park in cedarhurst then take uber for around $20.

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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #64 on: August 17, 2015, 02:46:43 PM »
Does anyone know what happens if you part in the short terms parking or more that 24 hours? how much do you get billed per day

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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #65 on: August 17, 2015, 03:00:54 PM »
$33 about 6 months ago

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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #66 on: January 18, 2016, 06:26:15 PM »
Anyone parked at shul recently ? When I call the number the voice msg. Says  due to construction the parking is suspended.

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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #67 on: January 22, 2016, 02:16:38 PM »
Has anyone parked at Park Plus Smart Park or the parkingspot and has any feedback?

replies would be greatly appreciated

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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #68 on: January 24, 2016, 12:48:08 AM »
Has anyone parked at Park Plus Smart Park or the parkingspot and has any feedback?

replies would be greatly appreciated
I already left feedback here.

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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #69 on: February 24, 2016, 11:29:03 PM »
I just parked at tue JFK raddison. Used airportparkinginc.com

Anyone use this site recently? I'm getting a great quote just want to really know if this site is reliable etc.... TIA

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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #70 on: March 04, 2016, 10:40:19 AM »
Can any body recommend any good parking lot where I park myself for few days near jfk?

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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #71 on: April 21, 2016, 07:13:52 PM »
you can park in cedarhurst then take uber for around $20.
How much is uber from 878- shor yoshuv?

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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #72 on: April 22, 2016, 03:38:16 AM »
you can park in cedarhurst then take uber for around $20.
Check the Cedarhurst parking rules before you do that.

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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #73 on: June 21, 2016, 12:46:42 AM »
Flying in/out of JFK - returning same day. Is Long Term @ JFK with $4 coupon my best option?

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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #74 on: June 21, 2016, 02:09:07 AM »
Flying in/out of JFK - returning same day. Is Long Term @ JFK with $4 coupon my best option?
If flying in/out the same day, I would park short term no matter the cost.
Otherwise Go with smart park JFK I use them  for years and they are great!!!

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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #75 on: June 21, 2016, 02:44:42 AM »
Short term would come out to be about double - is it so out of the way?

Saw some scary Yelp reviews re: SmartPark
http://www.yelp.com/biz/smartpark-jfk-new-york-3

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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #76 on: June 22, 2016, 10:08:32 AM »
anyone can personally recommend easy and reliable long term parking for Jfk airport?
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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #77 on: July 26, 2016, 11:42:56 PM »
I'm leaving on the jetblue 7 am flight from JFK tomorrow morning. What is the best option for parking, how long should I give myself if I use the regular short term parking? Is it right across lime it is by T4? Because after davening shachris idk how much time I'm gonna have to park and go to my flight. TIA

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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #78 on: July 26, 2016, 11:44:48 PM »
I'm leaving on the jetblue 7 am flight from JFK tomorrow morning. What is the best option for parking, how long should I give myself if I use the regular short term parking? Is it right across lime it is by T4? Because after davening shachris idk how much time I'm gonna have to park and go to my flight. TIA
to nantucket?

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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #79 on: July 26, 2016, 11:47:22 PM »
Nope. Beantown.