Owning or hiring a Car in NYC is one of life’s more difficult burdens to bear. In a City with streets that are mostly too narrow for the traffic that squeezes through them and an ever expanding population, getting a park is a work of art not to mention a miracle and using a garage costs the earth. Who would do it? No wonder most New Yorkers use the subway or hire a cab.
But for some people having a car is a must and then there’s the ever greater numbers of taxis, delivery vans, food trucks and limousines that have to try to find a place on streets filled to bursting. Technology is providing an answer. There are at least 3 startups that are offering valet parking wherever you are, summoned up via an app on your phone. All have arranged access to private parking garages so they can provide good service and what they offer isn’t even very expensive.
Time will tell if they all thrive and survive, we wish them all well. They are Luxe.com, Zirx.com and Valetanywhere.com. Anyone of these 3 apps would undoubtedly be a great help to any NYC visitors who have brought their car with them or who hire one while they ahere. If it’s hard for a native New Yorker to get a park because the rules around where and when to park are so comlex that for an out-of-towner it’s impossible unless you get come help.