If you live near a train or a large commerical bldg. you might find it difficult to park. However on most residental blocks it is not that hard to find a spot. Most houses do not have driveways. That means there is more parking than in many blocks where there are driveways as you can not block other peoples driveways.
My secret is a Mini Cooper! I am also happy to walk and often park in Prospect Heights where parking is much easier.
There is also an application for smart phones that allows you to keep track of where you park. I always make a mental note as well.
I would definitely get rid of one of the cars, though. Parking in New York City is a nuisance you don't need more of in your life.
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
New York, NY
As previously stated quite difficult..you will have to pay extra for a garage, unless your buying a
house with a garage or a coop/condo with a parking spot again it would be extra. What are you planning on buying because there aremany nearby neighborhoods that might offer more alternatives.
when you are closer to buying and have a figure in mind send me your email and I will research
your possibilites for you. Good luck.
I really loved the vibe of the Park Slope area and I appreciate the input.
Given that most of the homes in Park Slope do not have off-street parking, you have to plan very strategically how you will find parking spaces. Many people in the neighborhood do not even have a car let alone two. Park Slope is so commuter friendly that most residents feel that they do not need a car. Is there any reason why you would be adverse to public transportation?
If you want to discuss this further or need additional help, feel free to contact me. Good luck!
Mitchell S. Feldman
Associate Broker/ Director of Sales
Madison Estates & Properties, Inc.
Office: (718) 645-1665/ Cell: (917) 805-0783
Get to know your neighbors and the alternate side of the street rules. People help each other with parking when they live on the same block here (most of the time). The meters there are expensive and some areas only allot an hour at a time. Get a Muni Meter card. It will save you from fumbling around for change.
The majority here commute to work (mostly Manhattan) and have one car. Pick the car you like best and put the other on Craigslist. :-)