NYC Motorcycle Parking Locations


Spring Street (Winter Storage)

Also, someone at BMWNY told me they're trying to set something up for winter parking. You might wanna check with them.
From: (George Zabetakis )
Date: Mon, 16 Oct 1995 10:47:23 EDT

13th Street and West 4th Street

There is a garage on 13th and 4th that I park my bike. Well, don't go there! I have a big scratch (actually a gouge in my take, AND of course they claim innocence). Oddly enough my bike is still parked there, I haven't had the time to move it.
From: (George Zabetakis )
Date: Mon, 16 Oct 1995 10:47:23 EDT

14th Street between 7th and 8th

I checked with my brother in Manhattan, between 7th and 8th, on West 14th, if you remember. This is his response:
>I checked with the garage where I park my car.  They do accept
>motorcyles. Their rates are $12.00 for 12 hours, $17.00 for 24 hours,
>and $100.00 for a monthly.  The garage is on W.15th St. between 9th and
>10th Avenues, on the south side of the street.  I don't have the street
>address, but its the only parking garage on that block---it's between a
>taxi garage and a produce delivery company, right in the middle of the
Date: Mon, 14 Aug 1995 12:09:55 EDT
From: (Josh Ascher)

18th Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenus

BTW, there are 2 garages on 18th and 3rd that seem to be good. One of them is full though. The garages lie between 2nd & 3rd AVE's.
From: (George Zabetakis )
Date: Mon, 16 Oct 1995 10:47:23 EDT

10th Ave between 24th and 25th

I park my bike at a garage on 10th Ave between 24th & 25th. This garage is a 4 story building, so it's enclosed, secure (_you_ go up on the elevator with your bike, _they_ don't touch *anything*), and pretty cheap (for Manhattan). I pay about $90.00 per month (that includes the state tax of 8 1/4%, the 10% city is waived becuase of the certificate). They're also open 24 hours, but late at night you have to ring the bell (but they come out pretty quick) and during rush hours it may take a few minutes. They limit it to 2 bikes per floor, tucked in the corner, so I've never been pinned in.
From: Christopher Zguris <>
Date: Fri, 6 Jan 95 10:12 EST

38th Street between 10th and 11th (Winter Storage)

Cycle Therapy, on 38th Street between 10th and 11th, offers winter storage parking. The 1996 rate is $65.00/month. Contact David Miron for more info.

59th Street between 1st and 2nd

There are garages that accept motorcycles, you just have to find them. I think most of them are in lower Manhattan. I did manage to find one in midtown: 59th St bet 1st & 2nd. They charge $9 a day or $170 a month.
From: (Gary Harris)

53rd Street between Broadway and 6th

The garage at the Sheraton Hotel. Half price for bikes, but they've only got room for 2 or 3.

55th Street east of 6th

There's a garage on 55th St. just east of 6th--the north side of the street, that's let me park (reluctantly) a few times. It's an underground garage, possibly the last one on the block before reaching 6th.

Street Parking

Brooklyn Battery Tunnel

Above the exit from the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel. Safe, some nice bikes in the area. Given the Wall Street employment hours, this may not be a good area on weekends or evenings.

Battery Park City

Under the Battery Park City pedestrain overpass, on the north-bound (east) side of West Street. There's barely room for 3 bikes there, and they always seem to be the same ones. There's a _lot_ of pedestrain traffic (good/bad thing), and I don't know how the usual occupants of those spaces would feel about sharing.

World Trade Center

Battery Park (north end, where West St runs east-west) about 15 bikes, lots of Jap cruisers no personal experience parking there, though,
Date: Mon, 14 Aug 1995 13:11:30 EDT
From: (Bill Castellano)

Lispenard and 6th Ave

A block or so below Canal, on 6th Ave, I've seen a nice Harley parked on the sidewalk in front of the the AT&T building. I strongly suspect that the owner works there...
I've often parked on the sidewalk on the other (West) side of 6th, chained to a nice railing about a half-block south of the subway entrance. The railing surrounds a restraunt, so they might object if you parked there when they were busy. I've never had a problem in the middle of a weekday.

Canal Street, East Side

Hungry for Chinese food? Don't know where to park?
I've often parked on the sidewalk on Bowery, just below Canal Street (at the entrance ramp to the Manhattan Bridge). I chain the bike to the fence around the park just south of the bridge I've parked there late, late at night, and never had a problem. During the summer there are often other bikes there.

Broome Street

The intersection of Watts and Broome Streets, in the triangle of sculpture across from the Phoenix-like Manhattan Brewing Company and American Dream Machine. Lots of things to chain the bike to, and I suppose that American Dream (overpriced Harley boutique/shop) helps increase the security factor. There are sometimes abandoned bikes, and scavengers.

Park Row

There is free bike parking on the traffic island at Broadway and Park Row. There are usually at least twenty bikes parked there during weekdays. Convenient for JR Computer World shoppers.
Be aware that this surface there is cobblestones and quite uneven.
Date: Fri, 20 Oct 1995 17:28:38 EDT


This area may now be off-limits. I've gotten reports of recent towings and ticketing.

Union Square

14th Street, at Union Square. Large semi-official motorcycle parking zone. Wide variety of bikes, most covered. Some seem to be parked for long term storage, and vandalism is moderate.
On, Sam Guncler/Alison Loeb said:
I noticed that 14th Street at Union Square is no longer available due to construction.
From: (Guncler/Loeb)
Date: Fri, 6 Oct 1995 00:08:11 GMT

Madison Square Park

There are two FREE designated M/C parking areas at Madison Square (E. 23rd, btwn 5th Ave. & Madison Ave). (This park is the site of the original Madison Square Garden, now further uptown). For safety, just cover and lock the bike, and it will be fine.
Date: Sat, 12 Aug 1995 01:05:29 EDT
From: (Rick Barry)

24th and Broadway (Toy District)

Add to the list: 24th St. and Broadway as it meets 5th... a triangle that did have a motorcycle parking sign on it.. not sure if it's still there, but the bikes are.

From: (Sam Guncler)
Date: 12 Aug 1995 23:18:44 GMT


This site is now off-limits. Bikes parked in this area have been ticketed and towed. Use the bike parking area at 23rd and Madison (Madison Square Park) instead.

East 35th Street

On 35th(?) Street and 1st Ave (just off the FDR exit--heading eastbound, on the south east corner) there's a large bicycle rack and I've often seen 2 or 3 motorcycles.

Times Square

Broadway/7th Ave and 46th Street. I frequently park on the traffic island just north of the 45~44th Street intersection of Broaway and 7th. There are a lot of pigeons--so use a cover. Lock the cover on to prevent the homeless from stealing it. Sometimes there will be a swep of tickets, and I've ocassionaly found a loosened mirror when I return to the bike.

Columbus Circle

Triangular bike zone similiar to 14th Street.

West 40th

The bicycle racks at the north end of the Javits Convention Center (40th Street and 11th Ave.) seem to be safe. There are frequently other motorcycles there. I wouldn't use this area for overnight parking, or park there if there's no show at the Javit's.

The Forbidden Zones

Here are some sites that look like ideal motorcycle parking spots, but aren't.

Lincoln Center

The bicycle racks at Lincoln Center are very off-limits for motorcycle parking--the building manager actively looks for cycles parked there and calls the cops.

5th Avenue and 24th Street

The long-time bike parking area at the trianguar intersection of 5th and Broadway at 24th Street (the Toy Disctict) is now off-limits. I suspect this is due to impending construction and street re-design. There was no warning, and bikes parked in that area were ticketed and towed away.

Park Row

This area may now be off-limits. I've gotten reports of recent towings and ticketing. Stay tuned for more information.

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