Parking Near Lower Manhattan
The gateway to Brooklyn, Staten Island, and New Jersey, Lower Manhattan is the southernmost point of Manhattan. It happens to be home to the Financial District and most of the city's ferry terminals. Bounded by Civic Center to the north and Battery Park to the south, Lower Manhattan is one of the busiest business districts in the United States by commuter volume. It's characterized by narrow side streets and tight thoroughfares that give way to the grid of streets and avenues in "core" Manhattan.
SpotHero can help you find a parking space if you're planning to visit New York City via Lower Manhattan.
Parking Rates Near Lower Manhattan
|Parking Type||SpotHero Average Price Offered|
|Commuter Parking||$40 - $45|
|Weekend Parking||$32 - $40|
|Event Parking||$40 - $40|
|Overnight Parking||$50 - $50|
Is there free parking in Lower Manhattan?
Lower Manhattan is one of the most notoriously car-hostile regions in the United States as most of the main streets in the neighborhood do not have any free or metered parking at all. Streets are incredibly narrow; one-way side streets like Morris Street can only fit one car at a time.
Why is there so little free parking in Lower Manhattan?
Infrastructure in the area prioritizes buses and pedestrians while keeping traffic moving. Consequently, major streets such as Broadway and Wall Street do not have any parking. Much of the Financial District, World Trade Center, and Civic Center are also pedestrian plazas that make street parking impossible. However, Beaver Street and Pine Street have highly-coveted free parking spots but they tend to be claimed quickly. Water Street is the only two-way avenue that has parking until it becomes Pearl Street.
Nearby Parking Options
40 Mercer St. - RL Mercer Street Valet Garage
6 Wooster St. - Valet Garage
311 West Broadway - Valet Garage
349 Canal St. (6 Wooster St.) - Valet Garage
174 Centre St. - Valet Lot
7 Vandam St. - Valet Garage