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***The city has now added street cleaning / alternate side parking to the whole area! ***

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Color-coded map of NYC alternate street parking. Many streets near LGA don't have alternate days and are available for parking 7 days a week.

If you're flying out of Terminal A (currently, Marine Air Terminal and Delta shuttle) or Terminal B (Central Terminal), navigate to 94th St and 23rd Ave in Queens. In that area, alternate side parking can be found on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Fridays, all from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm. For those of you not familiar with this NYC ritual, that means that you cannot park on that street between those hours on that day. For example, the north side of 24th Avenue (where I parked last week), is a Tuesday alternate side parking street. That means that your car can be ticketed (and even towed) if you're parking on that street between 11:30 am and 1:00 pm on a Tuesday. As long as you park AFTER Tuesday at 1:00 pm, you car can remain there until the following Tuesday, when it must be moved by 11:00 am. The south side of the street is a Monday alternate side day. so if you're leaving on Monday afternoon, you can park your car there until the following Monday at 11:00 am. Other streets in the neighborhood are either Wednesdays or Fridays - just drive around until you find the one you need.

This is a residential area about a 15-minute walk from Terminal A and B, with sidewalk access along the whole route to the terminal. Just walk north along 94th Street, over the bridge and into the airport. Other people on this forum have posted about cars being broken into, but I have never had a problem. This part of Queens is mainly single family homes, very residential and I would think relatively safe. As in any big city, don't leave anything visible inside your car and make sure your car is locked.

If you're flying out of Terminal C (US Air) or Terminal D (Delta), navigate to 23rd Avenue and 101st St. In this neighborhood, you can find alternate side parking streets that are Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, also 11:30 am to 1:00 pm. This neighborhood is also very residential and about a 15-minute walk on sidewalks to Terminal C or D via a bridge that goes over the Grand Central Parkway by the intersection of 101st Street, 23rd Avenue and Ditmars Blvd.


Alternatively, you can park near the Yeshiva and take a cab.
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Re: Parking at LGA
« Reply #285 on: January 22, 2019, 02:44:28 PM »
I just parked before the weekend on 100th street just off Ditmars. It's right across from the Aloft and from Air Park, so I figured I might have a couple of shuttle options if needed.

Outbound I flew from Terminal B so I walked across the 94th street bridge. About 10 minute walk. On the return I arrived at terminal D. Made sure DW and infant were safe at a place where I could pick them up (departure level). Went down and found the Red Route LGA shuttle bus. I asked where he's going, to which he responded by asking me where I need to go. He went across the 102nd street bridge and dropped me off at the traffic circle. Less than a minute walk to my car.

IIRC alternate side parking was Monday where I parked, which would have made me good for a week and a half if needed.

102nd street bridge is only open in one direction and for vehicular traffic only.

Now let's see @Dan beat that for plane to no-fee parked car @CLE.

Other than the runway congestion, LGA is my favorite NYC area airport precisely for this reason. Easy and free parking and walk to/from terminal.
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Re: Parking at LGA
« Reply #286 on: January 22, 2019, 02:49:28 PM »
I just parked before the weekend on 100th street just off Ditmars. It's right across from the Aloft and from Air Park, so I figured I might have a couple of shuttle options if needed.

Outbound I flew from Terminal B so I walked across the 94th street bridge. About 10 minute walk. On the return I arrived at terminal D. Made sure DW and infant were safe at a place where I could pick them up (departure level). Went down and found the Red Route LGA shuttle bus. I asked where he's going, to which he responded by asking me where I need to go. He went across the 102nd street bridge and dropped me off at the traffic circle. Less than a minute walk to my car.

IIRC alternate side parking was Monday where I parked, which would have made me good for a week and a half if needed.

102nd street bridge is only open in one direction and for vehicular traffic only.

Now let's see @Dan beat that for plane to no-fee parked car @CLE.

Other than the runway congestion, LGA is my favorite NYC area airport precisely for this reason. Easy and free parking and walk to/from terminal.

when its -20 outside i dont care how free it is

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Re: Parking at LGA
« Reply #287 on: January 22, 2019, 03:06:44 PM »
when its -20 outside i dont care how free it is
It was quite cold and windy Sunday. Getting to my car was a breeze. Probably less open air walking and standing than hourly parking garage (which doubles as Uber/Lyft pick up area). 
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Re: Parking at LGA
« Reply #288 on: January 28, 2019, 12:32:16 PM »
Bez"h will be flying out Wednesday afternoon and returning Tuesday evening, i see there are many streets with Wednesday alternate side 11:30AM - 1PM. if i arrive around 1:30 how hard would it be to find a spot?

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Re: Parking at LGA
« Reply #289 on: January 29, 2019, 01:08:05 PM »
Bez"h will be flying out Wednesday afternoon and returning Tuesday evening, i see there are many streets with Wednesday alternate side 11:30AM - 1PM. if i arrive around 1:30 how hard would it be to find a spot?
I'm wondering the same thing and I fly out on Thursday. Please let me know your experience. I would imagine it should be easy because 1. It's in the middle of the day, most people are at work 2. It's right after alternate side is over so there usually is lots of spots. In the past, I have not had an issue finding parking there, both early in the morning and in the afternoon.

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Re: Parking at LGA
« Reply #290 on: February 06, 2019, 08:54:18 AM »
I'm wondering the same thing and I fly out on Thursday. Please let me know your experience. I would imagine it should be easy because 1. It's in the middle of the day, most people are at work 2. It's right after alternate side is over so there usually is lots of spots. In the past, I have not had an issue finding parking there, both early in the morning and in the afternoon.
I came around 1:30 and found a spot 2 blocks in. was about a 15 minute walk. B"H came back almost a week later and car was fine.

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Re: Parking at LGA
« Reply #291 on: February 18, 2019, 01:27:48 PM »
Tried searching this thread, I couldn't find anything recent. What is the best option for parking at LGA terminal A? Is street parking the best? I tried looking on Google Maps and couldn't figure out where the entrance to the Terminal is and how far the closest street parking is. I don't mind paying a few dollars for an Uber to get to the terminal. On a related note, how bad is traffic near LGA these days? Still terribly bottlenecked because of the construction?  The flight is around 7:30pm. Is that a peak time?

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Re: Parking at LGA
« Reply #292 on: February 18, 2019, 02:00:46 PM »
Tried searching this thread, I couldn't find anything recent. What is the best option for parking at LGA terminal A? Is street parking the best? I tried looking on Google Maps and couldn't figure out where the entrance to the Terminal is and how far the closest street parking is. I don't mind paying a few dollars for an Uber to get to the terminal. On a related note, how bad is traffic near LGA these days? Still terribly bottlenecked because of the construction?  The flight is around 7:30pm. Is that a peak time?

Sorry for the whole laundry list of questions.

Thanks!
If your not going for more then a week then yes street parking is a good idea and call an uber for a few $ to get to the terminal.
   Yes give yourself some extra time to find a spot and to wait for the uber and to get back to the terminal.
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Re: Parking at LGA
« Reply #293 on: February 18, 2019, 04:52:59 PM »
If your not going for more then a week then yes street parking is a good idea and call an uber for a few $ to get to the terminal.
   Yes give yourself some extra time to find a spot and to wait for the uber and to get back to the terminal.

If you have enough time, and park along a free airport shuttle route, you can presumably take a free airport shuttle.
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Re: Parking at LGA
« Reply #294 on: February 20, 2019, 10:36:55 AM »
Thanks. Does anyone know the answer to my main question? Where the nearest parking to Terminal A is (I couldn't figure out where the entrance to it is), and how bad is traffic in the area these days (how much time do I need to give myself)?

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Re: Parking at LGA
« Reply #295 on: February 20, 2019, 11:21:32 AM »
Thanks. Does anyone know the answer to my main question? Where the nearest parking to Terminal A is (I couldn't figure out where the entrance to it is), and how bad is traffic in the area these days (how much time do I need to give myself)?

Looks like if you want on-street parking you should look around 80th street and 19th Avenue. One side is Friday ASP, and the other side of the street is Wednesday. Alternatively, 81st Street at the corner of Ditmars has similar ASP, and looks like it's an ultra short walk to the Avis or Hertz lots which are close to Terminal A.
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Re: Parking at LGA
« Reply #296 on: February 20, 2019, 01:37:23 PM »
Thanks! Now I see the entrance. It seems like if you can grab the closet parking it is about a 10-12 minutes walk. So I'll try grabbing a Lyft. So am I going to be traveling through the oldest terminal currently in use in the US?

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Re: Parking at LGA
« Reply #297 on: February 20, 2019, 01:40:40 PM »
Thanks! Now I see the entrance. It seems like if you can grab the closet parking it is about a 10-12 minutes walk. So I'll try grabbing a Lyft. So am I going to be traveling through the oldest terminal currently in use in the US?

Last time I traveled through that terminal was when I was going back and forth LGA-BOS on a PanAm mileage run. I think I did the roundtrip twice in one day, but it's really been a while since then so I'm not sure.
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Re: Parking at LGA
« Reply #298 on: February 20, 2019, 11:19:31 PM »
I'm traveling Wednesday - Wednesday. Is there a nearby area without asp? If not what's the cheapest lot?

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Re: Parking at LGA
« Reply #299 on: February 21, 2019, 12:04:25 AM »
I'm traveling Wednesday - Wednesday. Is there a nearby area without asp? If not what's the cheapest lot?
I am guessing that the cheapest lot for 8 days would be more expensive than a ticket for not moving for ASP. And with ASP there's always a chance of it getting suspended.

Otherwise browse around this map: https://nycdotsigns.net/-73.8896355:40.7730924/parking,21/1458
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