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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 #40 on: July 18, 2014, 01:58:13 PM »
i parked at the shul recently as well,they don't mention a donation.

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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #41 on: July 18, 2014, 02:08:45 PM »
i parked at the shul recently as well,they don't mention a donation.

Probably unwritten rule.  It's the right thing to do... Probably makes sense to pay them a portion of what you are saving... #justmytwocents

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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #42 on: July 18, 2014, 02:23:55 PM »

Probably unwritten rule.  It's the right thing to do... Probably makes sense to pay them a portion of what you are saving... #justmytwocents
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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #43 on: July 24, 2014, 06:44:59 PM »
Probably unwritten rule.  It's the right thing to do... Probably makes sense to pay them a portion of what you are saving... #justmytwocents
I agree,I asked the rabbi for an envelope for that reason,and judging by his confusion its quite uncommon/unexpected.

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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #44 on: July 24, 2014, 06:58:09 PM »
I agree,I asked the rabbi for an envelope for that reason,and judging by his confusion its quite uncommon/unexpected.
Is it safe to leave my car there for a week?


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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #45 on: July 24, 2014, 07:08:12 PM »

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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #46 on: July 24, 2014, 11:37:56 PM »
Is it safe to leave my car there for a week?
imho,yes,that's what I did
i parked next to someone who was there for a few months.

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Re: Parking at JFK
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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #49 on: July 24, 2014, 11:51:28 PM »
officially,cuz they only have like 15 spots...but when you get there its not like anyone's checking.

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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #50 on: July 24, 2014, 11:56:41 PM »

officially,cuz they only have like 15 spots...but when you get there its not like anyone's checking.
But I wouldn't want to take someone's spot who may have reserved there.

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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #51 on: July 24, 2014, 11:57:28 PM »
true

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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #52 on: July 25, 2014, 12:04:03 AM »
http://www.theyeshivaworld.com/news/headlines-breaking-stories/250010/video-photos-new-mincha-maarivrest-area-to-serve-jfks-jewish-travelers.html
haven't been following, but I assume you guys are talking about this?
Funny that the headline calls it "new". This has been advertised for several years. On the three occasions a couple of years ago that I stopped there for מנחה there was nobody else around to pray with me. A janitor unlocked a small sanctuary for me to pray in alone.
Is it different now?

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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #53 on: July 25, 2014, 12:16:41 AM »
no,but they are trying to evolve,the new aspect is really just the name...i wonder what type of food they have.

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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #54 on: July 25, 2014, 01:04:24 AM »
the parking i get...but why wouldn't someone just go to the 5 towns for food/minyan

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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #55 on: July 25, 2014, 11:55:29 AM »
the parking i get...but why wouldn't someone just go to the 5 towns for food/minyan
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i was wondering the same thing,unless you need a mincha and its already shkiya? or for food if its free?

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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #56 on: September 02, 2014, 11:46:36 AM »
Looking for ideas. My car will likely be at a friend in the 5T who will drive me to JFK, but on the return, I land at 5:30AM and wouldn't want to make him get me that early.
1) I can take a cab to his house for probably $30
2) He could drive my car the night before to a store/shul parking lot that is closer to the airport if there's anything that's close enough to walk to from JFK.
3) Maybe he could drive my car and park it at the airport and then I only pay 1 night of parking.

Any other ideas?

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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #57 on: September 02, 2014, 12:37:32 PM »
Looking for ideas. My car will likely be at a friend in the 5T who will drive me to JFK, but on the return, I land at 5:30AM and wouldn't want to make him get me that early.
1) I can take a cab to his house for probably $30
2) He could drive my car the night before to a store/shul parking lot that is closer to the airport if there's anything that's close enough to walk to from JFK.
3) Maybe he could drive my car and park it at the airport and then I only pay 1 night of parking.

Any other ideas?
Your second choice might not be possible for free. I don't know of any legal way to get out of the JFK terminal area for free. I don't think there is a sidewalk via which you can leave the terminal area of the airport. Sneaking on some car rental's or hotel's shuttle is free but not legal. For the price of a bus fare, you can take the Q3, Q10 or B15 from terminal 5 (you can get to terminal 5 from any other terminal for free via the AirTrain). See the bus map for where those can take you. You can take the AirTrain out of JFK for at least $5.

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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #58 on: February 14, 2015, 06:54:54 PM »
Park @ the ohel for free, never alternate side parking.
Is this sill possible?

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Re: Parking at JFK
« Reply #59 on: February 14, 2015, 07:24:36 PM »
http://www.nycparklife.com/streetparker/


Looks like the Ohel area still has no alt st parking.
I know it has available parking spots on random streets in the area.
But how do you get from the Ohel to JFK?  taxi?
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