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There’s no place like New York City during the spooky season. Every Halloween, the Big (candy) Apple is one of the best places to find thrills and chills across five world-famous boroughs.

One thing that’s not scary on Halloween? Driving to NYC and finding the perfect parking spot with Icon Parking. We make parking a treat, with nearly 200 garages and an easy booking process — no tricks here! When it comes to exploring New York City on Halloween, parking is just the start. Here are some of our must-see things to do around the City that Never Sleeps, complete with convenient Icon Parking options.

INTERween at INTER_: Now through Nov. 5.

Immerse yourself in the Halloween spirit at INTER_, a must-do art experience in Manhattan and a true feast for the senses. From now until November 5, this one-of-a-kind art gallery transforms into the HALLOWverse, with enchanting and spooky experiences around every corner. It’s fun for the whole family, with even more Halloween-themed events from Thursday to Sunday every week. This includes trick-or-treating for kids, music & entertainment, live tarot readings, DIY pumpkin decorating and more. INTER_ is all about self-exploration, so naturally, our convenient self-parking options and this modern art exhibition go together like ghosts and goblins. Find more about INTERween here and secure a parking spot nearby.

Blood Manor: Now through Nov. 4

There are haunted houses, and then there’s Blood Manor: 10,000 square feet of absolutely terrifying corridors, themed rooms, and a labyrinth of passageways with creepy creatures lurking in the shadows. It’s a perfect attraction for horror fans. And if you’re feeling brave, check it out on November 3 and 4 for Lights Out Nights, where your group will have a single glowstick to navigate this house of horrors. Park your car nearby in Tribeca and get ready to be truly frightened at Blood Manor.

Halloween House at The Oculus: Now through November 1

If you like your haunted houses to be more fun than frightening, look no further than Halloween House at The Oculus. There are no jump scares or spooky actors, just loads of fun throughout this immersive Halloween world. Themed rooms in this haunted house include a trick-or-treat room, a glow-in-the-dark room, the horror movie graveyard, and a vampires’ lair. Find your parking nearby and be on your way to a fun Halloween experience.

50th Annual Village Halloween Parade: October 31

It all started with a neighborhood walk in 1973. That’s when mask maker and puppeteer Ralph Lee and his family and friends would walk from house to house. Now, 50 years later, it’s one of the biggest Halloween parades in the world, with approximately 70,000 participants in costumes and around 2 million people coming to watch it every year. Even with its large size, it stays true to its grassroots origins and has art at the heart of it all. The Village Halloween Parade goes on rain or shine, and our nearby parking locations make it easy to start an adventure in NYC, no matter the weather.

Find Your Parking This Halloween

Icon Parking takes the fear out of parking with a seamless website and app for mobile check-in, check-out and payment. If you have any questions, let us know. After all, we take great pride in your and your car’s safety, as shown by our industry-leading TrustPilot scores. Parking is just the start of a Halloween adventure in New York City.

There is so much to see and do in New York City. The food, art, and culture scenes are unparalleled from borough to borough. Driving into NYC for a day trip might seem daunting, but with Icon Parking, you’ll have access to nearly 200 garages and an easy booking process so you can focus on taking in everything that the Big Apple has to offer. If you’re looking for exciting and interesting things to do in New York City, we’re here to help! Here’s our itinerary for a perfect day trip to New York City — complete with convenient Icon Parking options — so you can make the most of every New York minute.


Start your day by exploring one of the most vibrant parts of Manhattan, Chelsea. Park at Icon’s West 29th Street garage (Parking tip: Reserve your spot ahead of time on our app to save time, stress, and money on your daily rate!), then it’s a short walk to 11th Ave and W 34th to grab a cup of coffee from Bluestone Lane. Once you’ve secured your caffeine boost, take a moment to admire the Vessel at Hudson Yards.

Then, it’s time to walk to one of the most scenic walks in New York City. Built on a historic, elevated rail line, The Highline will take you through urban gardens that boast 110,000 plants and incredible works of contemporary art. After you’ve stretched your legs, it will be time to grab a bite, which means a trip to the Chelsea Market is a must.

Your first priority will be breakfast, and there’s no better place to start than Black Seed Bagels. Using a hybrid of NYC and Montreal baking techniques, their sought-after signature sandwiches will be the perfect fuel for your city adventures. Once you’ve eaten, stroll through the market and explore the many shops. Hot sauce lovers will want to stop by The Heatonist to get their hands on some small-batch, all-natural hot sauces from around the world.

When you’ve had your fill of the market, it’s time to head back to the car and onto your next destination.

Tribeca and the Financial District

When you’ve arrived in Tribeca, head to Icon’s Greenwich Street Parking garage, leave your car in trusted hands, and get ready for more adventure.

Tribeca is an area rich in history, and it shows. As one of the oldest neighborhoods in New York City, it is well known for its architecture. Industrial buildings and cobblestone streets make it a can’t-miss for visitors.

If you’ve worked up a sugar craving from the morning’s escapade, make the 10-minute walk from Icon to Maman for one of their Nutella brownies. With your sweet treat in hand, make your way down to marvel at the One World Trade Center and pay respects at the 9/11 Memorial.

Afterward, it’s time to head to where the history of New York City began: The Battery. Here, you can take in the scenes around the park and enjoy the waterfront views. At the southern tip of the park, the Statue of Liberty Vista Point offers a view of the Green Goddess that is not to be missed.

From here, make your way to the heart of the Financial District. Stop to see the Charging Bull as you wander towards Wall Street to get a glimpse of the iconic New York Stock Exchange. Across the street, you’ll find Trinity Church — home to one of the first examples of Neo-Gothic architecture in the United States.

Now it’s time to head back to the car and make your way to your next destination.

Upper West Side

It wouldn’t be a trip to New York City without a visit to the Upper West Side. Park with ease at Icon Parking’s West 110th Street garage, and then it’s time for lunch. If it’s a quick, tasty fix you’re after, Bánh Vietnamese Shop House is the perfect spot. Serving up hard-to-find Vietnamese fare and unique goodies like their Banh Tieu (a savory, stuffed donut), you’ll be sure to leave feeling fuelled for your next venture: Central Park.

The iconic green space has so much to offer. Stroll through the Conservatory Garden, climb to Belvedere Castle, or take in the grandeur of Bethesda Fountain and Terrace. Theatre buffs can enjoy Shakespeare in the Park or visit the Shakespeare Garden. Music lovers can stop by Strawberry Fields to pause for a moment in memory of legendary Beatle, John Lennon.

Museophiles can visit one of the many museums in or around Central Park. The American Museum of Natural History, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the New York Historical Society are just a few of the renowned museums close by.

When you’ve had your fill of one of America’s most famous public parks, walk 15 minutes to the original Levain Bakery to treat yourself to their iconic cookie.


Now it’s time to head to Midtown. Icon Parking’s West 43rd Street garage is the perfect gateway to some of New York’s most iconic landmarks. Rockefeller Center, Radio City Music Hall, and the Museum of Modern Art all exist within the heart of the city in Midtown Manhattan. Hop on a sightseeing bus for an effortless way to see it all.

Last but not least, head to Times Square and take in the bright lights and bustling sounds of the city that never sleeps. Visit the iconic M&M store, meet your favorite celebrity at Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, or sit in on a Late Night talk show as an audience member. No matter how you spend your time in Midtown, Times Square will leave you buzzing.

After a fun-filled day in the Big Apple, it’s time to collect your car and head home. Parking is just the start of your NYC adventure. Book your parking spot in advance at one of nearly 200 Icon Parking garages across the city.

Summer, as wonderful and fun as it is, has one major flaw. It isn’t long enough. After spending the warm months with friends and family exploring the city, experiencing new events, and reconnecting in our old haunts, when the end of August draws near our brain switches from summer mode to back in business. Thankfully, we have one of the best long weekends of the season to look forward to, Labor Day! Meant to celebrate the hardworking labor force, Labor Day is all about relaxing, unwinding, and celebrating you. So, if you’re back in New York City for the summer, here are some events and activities you can check out over Labor Day with help from our parking app.

An NYC Day in the Sun
New York City is a city with countless nicknames – why isn’t “The Green City” one of them? Soak in one of the last few glorious summer weekends in NYC at one of our lush parks. Pack a picnic and head to Central Park, Madison Square Park, Riverside Park, The High Line, and Washington Square Park; the options are endless. Once you arrive, spread your blanket out and lounge in the sun, paddle around a pond, or grab a sweet treat. You can make your trip even easier by parking close by. Icon Parking has nearly 200 places to safely leave your vehicle while you jaunt around the urban jungle.

Game, Set, Match: Big Apple Style
The U.S. Tennis Open is not only the most popular NYC event during Labor Day but also the biggest sporting event in NYC for the entire year. It’s a must for any sports lover and the culturally attuned alike. You may be able to secure your seats with specific tickets at The U.S. Tennis Open, but that won’t help you when you are looking for parking. According to USAtoday.com, New York drivers spend an average of 107 hours each year looking for parking spots, leading to late arrivals and missed events. Make parking a breeze and avoid the racket (see what we did there?) with Icon’s website and app for booking and mobile check-in, check-out, and payment.

Brooklyn, Bronx, Beaches
Everyone loves a good beach day, and with winter right around the corner, it’s best to get them in while you can! New York has some beautiful beaches, such as Cherry Grove and Fort Tilden; all of which are perfect for a Labor Day bash with friends and family. The best part about the beach is how you magically forget all your stresses the moment you hear the lapping waves. When it comes to parking, let us take the stress away with our commitment to great customer service and focus on keeping you and your car safe while you enjoy your time relaxing.

See the City Like a Tourist
Whether you are a local or new to the city that never sleeps, the classic attractions and monuments around New York have to be experienced to appreciate them and their impacts on American life. Check out the Statue of Liberty, Times Square, the Brooklyn Bridge, MoMA – the list goes on and on!

Extend Summer Well Into Fall
Labor Day may ceremoniously mark the end of summer, but the real last day of the season is September 23. If we’re lucky, the weather will be on our side well into October and we’ll have lots of time to relish in the sun before it’s time to start thinking about snowflakes. As you cruise around New York City during what we consider the prettiest time of the year, be sure to take advantage of our exclusive offers and deals. We update our specials frequently, so check back often.

Parking is Just the Start
When you jet around New York on a busy holiday weekend, you don’t want to spend time searching for a parking space. Park with Icon Parking and get to what matters most faster, while having the built-in benefit of making it a seamless, safe experience.

You might be thinking, “Just how innovative can a parking garage experience be?” The answer? Quite a bit! Icon Parking’s mobile app and nearly 200 locations around New York City offer seamless access to secure parking spaces wherever you are, whenever you need it — but that’s just the start. Learn about the tech, touches, and services we’ve added to our locations to make it easier than ever to experience the best of New York.

EV Charging

Did you know that drivers spend 17 hours each year on average looking for a parking spot? That number can be even higher for electric vehicle owners, but with our network of EV charging stations in New York City, you can spend less time searching and more time on the important things.

Get convenient access to EV charging stations where you live, work, and play. Our extensive EV charging network includes over 60 Icon Parking locations in the city. Each of these 60 locations is equipped with Tesla chargers, while 50 locations also include universal chargers for all kinds of EVs. Find a charging location near you here.

Our App

Our app makes it easy to book, pay, and play like a VIP. Use the map to find the closest garages to your exact location (don’t worry, we’ve got nearly 200 in the city, so one is bound to be close), then compare and find the perfect one for the time you need. Reserve your spot in the app and pay with your credit card, Apple Pay or Google Pay, then get directions right to your selected garage. Next, simply pull up, and we’ll handle the rest. Our team will park your car for you so you don’t waste time searching for a spot, and when you’re ready to go, you can request your vehicle right on the app. Need a bit more time? You can extend your reservation on it too.

The app also comes with built-in bonuses you can’t find anywhere else. Get alerted to unique coupons and promotions, plus direct booking discounts and referral bonuses. You’ll also receive account credits, so the more you park, the more you save! Favorite your most-used locations, and we’ll save all your details securely to make each visit a breeze. Download the app from the App Store or on Google Play.

Monthly Memberships & Auto Pay

Monthly parking with Icon brings a whole host of benefits that takes your parking experience to the next level. With competitive monthly rates and so many great locations around the city, you’ll receive the following benefits as a monthly customer:

  • Unlimited in/out privileges
  • Online and text message vehicle request service at most locations
  • Access to online account management

Another perk of monthly parking is autopay. Link your credit card, commuter benefits card, or checking or savings account, and we’ll take care of the rest. Splitting payments between cards is easy, and you can set a maximum to be charged to the primary card, with the remainder of the payment charged to the secondary card. Any garage, as often as you need, all for one monthly fee that’s easily taken care of — it’s all part of one seamless experience. Learn more about autopay here.

Innovation in Ownership

In July 2023, Icon Parking was certified as a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) by the New York and New Jersey Minority Supplier Development Council, making us the largest parking and transportation services company in the country to secure the official certified MBE designation. This designation reflects and amplifies our diverse workforce, representing team members from 30 countries, with 95% from underrepresented communities. An MBE designation also opens doors for Icon to access top corporate purchasing agents, technology programs, consulting services, and more, allowing us to deliver the best service and experience to you.

Fast, convenient, safe, and reliable, Icon Parking is the easy choice for stress-free parking in New York City. View our specials and offers to make the most of your time and enjoy the best of the city.

Finding a parking spot in Manhattan can be a daunting task. Parking can be a nightmare whether you are a resident, commuter, or just visiting. According to USA Today, drivers in the U.S. spend an average of 17 hours per year, hunting for parking spots, which adds up to an estimated $345 per driver in wasted time, fuel, and emissions. However, with the advent of technology, parking has become more accessible and less stressful. A parking app is a technological solution that enables you to find a parking spot quickly and conveniently. Here are four great reasons to use an Icon Parking app in Manhattan.

1. Time-Saving

Manhattan is a busy metropolis, and time is always of the essence. Using an app allows you to find available parking spaces with ease. Gone are the days of driving around in search of a parking spot. With a few clicks on your phone, you can reserve parking in advance, conveniently saving you time and a lot of stress. Moreover, by accessing real-time information about available parking spots, you can plan your route better and get to your destination more quickly.

2. Cost-Effective

Parking in Manhattan can be expensive. A parking app can help you save money by comparing the prices and offering you the most competitive rates. You can find deals, discounts, and promotional offers on the app. Additionally, some apps provide cashback rewards for every booking. This way, you can keep track of your expenses and save money in the long run.

3. Safe and Secure

Manhattan is busy and crowded, and safety is always a concern. Using an app ensures that your vehicle is parked safely. The Icon Parking lots affiliated with our apps are well-lit, monitored by surveillance cameras, and have security personnel who patrol regularly. You won’t have to worry about your car being vandalized or stolen.

4. Convenient and User-Friendly

Using our app is incredibly convenient and user-friendly. You don’t have to go through the difficulty of paying at a kiosk or the risk of losing a parking ticket. The app lets you easily book, modify, or cancel your parking reservation. Furthermore, parking apps have features that allow you to navigate to your parking lot quickly, access directions and maps, and even check in and out.

In conclusion, using an app for parking in Manhattan is an excellent solution to your parking woes. It is time-saving, cost-effective, safe and secure, and user-friendly. Whether you are a resident, commuter, or visitor, an app for parking is a must-have for hassle-free parking in Manhattan. So why not download our parking app today, and make your life easier and stress-free? Contact Icon Parking today for more information!

Nothing beats Memorial Day in New York City! Icon Parking encourage you to take advantage of what our city has to offer and celebrate the unofficial start of summer. With museums, sports, parks, and events, there’s no better time of year to be out and about and enjoy the best that NYC has to offer. Here are some tips and activities happening across the city this weekend to help you narrow the playing field in planning your weekend adventures.

  1. Fleet Week is one of the most patriotic events to land on Manhattan’s shores each year! Bring the whole crew to the Intrepid Museum for history brought to life starting on May 24th. 

Click here to find discounted parking near the Intrepid Museum.

  1. Brooklyn’s Memorial Day Parade is one for the books. One of the longest lasting Memorial Day parades in the country, Brooklyn’s 156th Memorial Day Parade will take place Monday, May 29th, 2023 at 11:00am (and be sure to keep an eye on their website for the exact route). 

Click here to find discounted parking in Brooklyn.

  1. Enjoy free kayaking around the city in places like the Brooklyn Bridge Boathouse, the Downtown Boathouse, or the Manhattan Community Boathouse.

Click here to find parking near any of these locations.

  1. Memorial Day Weekend in Central Park is not to be missed. There’s an activity for everyone – whether your speed is taking in the cityscape views from Sheep’s Meadow on a picnic blanket, getting some exercise on a bike, or visiting the zoo you’ll find plenty of options for your agenda.

Click here to find discounted parking near Central Park.

Wherever your New York City travels may take you, you are never far from a convenient and safe Icon Parking garage. With over 200 locations, we look forward to accommodating your Memorial Day Weekend Parking needs. Have a safe and happy weekend!


Imagine a summer of fun activities in NYC without having to worry about where to park. This may sound like an impossible task if you’ve been told the horror stories of traffic and parking in the city. Icon parking makes it possible! You don’t have to forgo all the fun summer activities because you have nowhere to park. Here are some activities you should be doing in NYC this summer.

Check Out the Free Music

NYC is a hotbed of music festivals during the summer months. Free concerts can be found all around NYC during the the warmer season. Icon Parking makes it easy to find the perfect spot to park and enjoy the sounds. You can reserve parking ahead of time and take in the summer fun. Choose from any one of the great concerts in the park to spend an evening or afternoon listening to great music on the streets.

Walk Around the City

Summer in the city has a lot to offer. Strolling around the parks, taking in the sights, and spending time discovering new things about the city is a great way to spend a summer’s day. Park your car in a safe location you can track and get out and walk around. There’s a lot to do and see on any given day in NYC. Why not take the time to explore NYC on foot and see things from a different perspective?

The Zoos, Museums, and More

NYC’s rich culture comes alive in the summer months. Take a walk through Central Park Zoo, visit Battery Park, take a ferry ride, and check out all the special events held at some of the world’s most famous museums. The list of things to do and see in the city during the summer months is extensive, and locating all the cool places becomes much easier with our parking locations.

Unfortunately, a lot of people are intimidated by the idea of searching for parking. According to the Department of Transportation, about $73 billion annually is wasted in fuel and time searching for parking. Luckily, those that know how to use Icon Parking avoid the search effort and spend their time fully enjoying the city. Reserve your parking with Icon, and don’t worry about where to park. Get out there and have some fun this summer!

There are a lot of cars in NYC, and according to New York City’s Green Dividend, the residents have two million of them. That can create a lot of parking issues on the streets. This is why you should consider the benefits of monthly parking!

No Having To Worry About Alternate Side Parking

People who don’t live in Manhattan are not aware of this phenomenon of parking in NYC. In a lot of places, people can leave their cars on one side of the street nearly indefinitely. That’s not the case here – there are days when a car is not allowed to park on a particular side because a street sweeper will be coming through. Monthly parking will take care of that problem since you’ll likely be off the street.

No Having To Constantly Circle For a Space

If you’re driving into the city or living in it, you’re going to have to play the game of “Find the Parking Spot,” which can be very aggravating – especially when you see someone pull into a spot you wanted mere seconds before you. This can even lead to arguments between drivers. It’s not a fun aspect of parking in NYC, that’s for sure. Keep your blood pressure low and arrive at your location on time by doing monthly parking.

No Having to Worry About Theft

When you park on random streets in Manhattan, especially overnight, you’re running the risk of having your vehicle broken into or having things removed from it, like tires. On the other hand, when you do monthly parking, it’s likely to either be in a garage in your building or in a place where it will be safe and monitored.

No More Inconvenient

If you find a garage near you, then you have an easy commute to and from your vehicle. You won’t find yourself having to park five blocks from your place and then carry a bunch of things that distance. This will give you peace of mind, especially if you get home late at night and don’t have to walk in the dark.

These are just a few of the reasons why you could benefit from monthly parking. You’ll find that it makes living in the city much easier and more enjoyable. Do you want to learn more about parking in NYC? Contact us today!

New York City is not just the biggest city in the nation but the most popular. For example, according to the City Guide NY, the city had 6.5 million tourists in the 2022 season alone. As a result, finding Times Square parking might as well be a myth or legend. That said, we have several tips you can use when trying to find the best place to park in this sprawling and amazing city.

Street Parking: Like Finding a Needle in a Haystack

Remember that episode of Seinfeld where George finally finds a street spot and fights over it with another driver? That’s not an exaggeration in NYC because finding a free spot on the street is basically like winning the lottery. Sure, there’s a chance it might happen, but it’s not really likely. Instead, you should consider another option that is designed for the city’s many residents and visitors.

Park and Ride: Time Consuming

Here’s the thing: most people visiting NYC park in a lot outside the city and ride in on an Uber or bus. However, that means you’re without a car during your whole visit. For New York City residents, walking everywhere is easy, but for visitors, the distance can be a struggle when you’re on your feet all day. Plus, the parking outside the city may be cheaper, but the cost to get a ride in cancels that pricing out. So if street parking and parking outside of the city aren’t feasible options, what is the best option for you?

Parking Garages: Easy and Manageble

New York City contains dozens of parking garages that almost always have open spots. Certain garages, like Icon Parking, use parking apps to streamline your parking experience. Whether you need a spot in Queens or Times Square parking, the team at Icon Parking and their parking app can make your parking experience streamlined and manageable.

With the Icon Parking app, you can find parking in NYC with ease. You can easily find Times Square parking or parking in Brooklyn during your trip, or wherever else you may need it! Thankfully, you can always contact us if you need more help. Contact Icon Parking today for more information about our parking garages, or start using our app for an easy way to find a spot for your vehicle!

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NYC is a vibrant and bustling city, full of fascinating sights to take in. While it’s not the easiest city to drive in, it’s not impossible to do so. With the convenience of an NYC parking app, you can rent a car with ease and hit the following activities below.

1. Broadway Shows

If you enjoy live theater, New York is the place to be. Did you know you could still see Phantom of the Opera? According to Broadway, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s legendary musical opened in 1988 and has surpassed over 10,000 performances, making it the longest-running show in Broadway history. That’s just one of the many amazing shows you could see both on and off Broadway. Since Broadway is in Times Square, the NYC parking app through Icon Parking will come in handy as Times Square is one of the most crowded parts of the city.

2. Central Park

Central Park is one of the oldest parks in the United States. It covers a great chunk of the city and provides miles of beautiful trees, walking trails, and biking trails, and it even has a zoo. If you come in the summertime, you may even catch Shakespeare in the park. If you get tired of walking, you can always take one of the iconic horse-drawn carriages through the park.

3. Shopping

You must be careful in New York City when it comes to money because you could easily spend all of it just shopping. Many people come from different parts of the country and the world just to shop in New York City. You can get high-end goods on 5th Ave, find thrift stores, or barter with vendors in Chinatown. If you come to the city during December, check out the huge Christmas market in lower Manhattan that has pop-up shops from vendors and stores around the city. If you want to hit various shopping points in the city, the NYC parking app can help.

4. Eating Out

If you’re hungry, there’s no better place than New York City. While New York is known for its amazing pizza, street hotdogs, and bagels, there’s so much more to the city than that. Enjoy classic American food, salad bars, brunch spots, or food from around the world in New York.

There is so much to see and do in New York. Whether you’re in the city for three days, three weeks, or three months, you’ll want to effortlessly hit all the spots that you want to see. Utilize our NYC parking app to make your trip easier. Contact Icon Parking for more information today.