Sep 15, 2012 - 2PM
"Once you’ve typed in your location and desired parking duration, what comes up is a smattering of three-dimensional pins on city blocks, which change in real time. Green pins indicate there would be more than four hours available to you in a spot; yellow indicates ‘cutting it close;’ red is ‘dangerous;’ and dark grey is a ‘bad idea.’ All the interpretation has been done for you."
Jan 22, 2012 - 12PM
From our feedback:
" Just wanted to show you the results from the FIRST TIME I ever used the Primo Spot mobile app. Behind me is my destination; The Metropolitan Museum of Art. A native NYker, I had no idea there was parking anywhere near there. I was on a mission against all odds. I looked at Primo Spot and saw an area that needed to be street cleaned. BINGO! Lo and behold there was the perfect spot, looking right at the entrance to the Met. I took a photo, to document it as the BEST PARKING SPOT I EVER GOT IN NYC. Thank you Primo Spot! "
Thanks for sharing Adam, we hope you enjoyed your extra time at the museum.
Aug 22, 2011 - 1PM
PrimoSpot has always saved you time, but now we can save you more money! Introducing a new feature on our web and mobile apps: Hourly Parking Coupons.
Using our mobile app:
- Open the PrimoSpot Parking app on your mobile phone
- Tap the current location button or search for your destination address
- On the map, look for markers with the $ coupon indicator and tap on them, or ...
- On the list, tap the "Deals" tab at the top, and only garages with coupons available will show
- Tap the garage name to get more information
- In the garage details, tap the mobile coupon section to see the coupon details
- At checkout, simply show your phone or read out the coupon code to the attendant to get the discounted rate
On the web:
- Search for an address and look for a marker with the $ coupon indicator on it
- Click that marker and go to the deals tab OR click the online coupon in the price list at the bottom
- A new window (or tab) in will open in your browser with the coupon details
- Print the coupon using your browser or the print button on the coupon page
- Take this coupon and present it to attendant on checkout
We are proud to be the first parking app to these new coupon deals to NYC, and are looking forward to expanding mobile coupons to Boston and Seattle. As usual, we are working hard to add new cities into our system -- check our blog or twitter feed to see when new cities will be supported.
Mar 20, 2011 - 6PM
We are proud to announce that we now have COMPLETE on-street coverage for all five NYC metro boroughs. We would like to thank the NYC Department of Transportation for helping us make this a possibility.
Using our service you should be able to search for on-street parking for most ALL of Brooklyn and Queens now -- this includes all the Eastern sections not previously covered. Of course we still support The Bronx and Staten Island. This also includes a big refresh of information for Manhattan as well. Included in this update as well is bus stop information.
Please let us know in our feedback section if you notice any errors or missing information -- and thanks to everyone who has given us feedback so far to help keep us up-to-date on our offerings.
Stay tuned as there is a HUGE new feature coming to our web and mobile apps in the upcoming weeks.
Feb 20, 2011 - 11AM
Introducing PrimoSpot for Seattle!
We are proud to announce have added in on-street and garage info for the city of Seattle, WA.
We would like to thank the city of Seattle for working with us to make this a possibility, and look forward to keeping this information up-to-date to be the best online and mobile parking service for people in this area
Do let us know in the feedback if you have any suggestions or issues using our service.
Jan 04, 2011 - 1PM
Due to a technical glitch with our server and Apple, the parking reminders in our iPhone apps are currently not working all of the time. We are working hard on a replacement system which will be more reliable than the old notification system.
iPhone users: Look for better and working reminders in the new update coming soon ... Stay tuned.
UPDATE: reminders are working again. We are still working on replacing the push notifications with a better local notifications system.
UPDATE 2: We have replaced the puch notifications with local reminders (like a Calendar alert) in version 1.5 which is in the iTunes store now. This reminder will work underground also, it does not require network connectivity. Local reminders require your device to be on iOS 4.0 or above.
Sep 16, 2010 - 10AM
In case you haven't heard, the Bicycle Access to Garages law, passed last August is making it easier to find sheltered parking for your set of TWO wheels. Any public lot with more than 100 spaces is required to put aside spots for monthly and daily bike parking as well.
In late summer 2011, lots with more than 51 will also be needing to add bike parking to their offering. Now, just like with cars, the garage assumes no risk or security of your ride while it's there. You may supply your own lock.
The Streetsblog NYC has a good post on this, featuring one garage that is taking the directive seriously.
So when you are not driving...know where to keep that bike!
Kudos to Edison Parkfast for embracing the bikers of our fair city and providing this service.
Aug 18, 2010 - 10AM
A brand-new monthly parking garage has been opened by ProPark in southern Manhattan!
Located on Pier 42, off South Street and Montgomery, they are running a Monthly Grand Opening Special - only $147.84 per month (pre-tax)!
Check them out here and submit a request via your PrimoSpot app to secure your spot now.
The garage is open 24/7 so you can always access your car.
Check out the rates for this garage:
Click here to view more details and see a map of the location.
Thanks to ProPark for sharing the news! If you call them, please mention you heard about it on PrimoSpot.
May 23, 2010 - 2PM
NYC's favorite parking application announces full coverage of all 5 NYC boros
PrimoSpot, the only online and mobile application that provides guidance for on-street parking, garage parking, and bike racks, has just added full coverage of all NYC boros, most notably the Bronx and Staten Island. Now more residents and visitors can find both on-street and garage parking more easily - on primospot.com or with the PrimoSpot iPhone or applications.
"It's been a long time coming...we've had most of Manhattan and significant parts of Brooklyn and Queens live since 2008. After working with the NYC DOT, we're now proud to say that with the addition of the Bronx, Staten Island, upper Manhattan and some outlying spots in Brooklyn and Queens, PrimoSpot will be the only mobile parking app to truly cover all of New York City," said Mike Hill, PrimoSpot's founder.
PrimoSpot’s mission is to be the most comprehensive provider of parking information for crowded metropolitan areas, helping people to find parking more conveniently, efficiently, and cost-effectively. Coverage currently includes New York City and Boston/Cambridge, with a number of additional cities on the near horizon.
May 12, 2010 - 11AM
The team is happy to announce that PrimoSpot service has been expanded to include the Bronx! We know many people were requesting this service - now you can park a lot easier to enjoy all the wonderful things the Bronx offers.
Our next step will be the inclusion of Staten Island, hopefully in the coming week. We'll confirm timing with a blog post.
Once these two areas are complete, we will be proud to say that PrimoSpot is the ONLY comprehensive parking application that services all five boros of New York City!
Click the image below to see on-street parking near the Bronx zoo:
Some good deals parking in a garage close to Yankee Stadium:
Once again - thank you for everyone's support and for those who were asking...your patience. Cheers!