When a popular event is happening in New York City, in many cases it is hosted at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. Opening to the general public in 1986, the Javits Center offers 675,000 square feet of space for events, conventions, trade fairs and enthusiast meetups. With all that space available, events are often large, making it hard to find Jacob Javits Center parking unless it is booked in advance. Named after the late New York Senator of the same name, the facility recently underwent an expansion. Though smaller than what was originally planned, the modifications are still significant, including Javits Center North.
The impetus for the Javits Center’s construction was the early obsolescence of the New York Coliseum, which up until the Center’s construction, was the main convention center in New York City. The first replacements were proposed in 1962 at varying locations throughout the city. Plans for the convention center often fell through, mostly due to the number of citizens that would have to be relocated if such a large venue was built. Plans were made for a convention center on 44th St, but as a result of the near-bankruptcy of the city in 1975, the site that was eventually settled on is the current location in between 34th and 40th Streets on 11th Ave.
The architect of the Javits Center was Ingo Freed, part of I.M. Pei and Partners. The structure makes use of space frames, which are similar to trusses made up of interlocking pyramids and other geometric shapes, often made from steel or aluminum struts. The Javits Center uses them throughout the building’s exterior, although this has proven to be controversial for aesthetic reasons.
An expansion project was announced in 2006 that would have increased the size of the convention center by 45% at a cost of $1.7 billion. That soon ballooned to $5 billion so instead a simpler $465 million developed. This proceeded with construction beginning on Javits Center North. Even before the renovation was complete, Governor Cuomo proposed demolishing the building soon after a proposed larger convention center was constructed. Other plans under consideration include the idea of making the convention center a part of a casino complex that connects with Pier 76. No matter what it turns out to be booking NYC Convention Center parking spots in advance with ParkWhiz is the best solution.
ParkWhiz is easy; all you need to do is find your event, book your Javits Convention Center parking spot and print out your ParkWhiz parking pass.
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ParkWhiz is the leading transactional platform that enables drivers, fleets and connected vehicles to find and book parking. The company offers the largest inventory of parking spaces for drivers to reserve before reaching their destinations, saving both time and money. Working with all major parking operators, it delivers transactional parking as a value-added service to major brands in sports and entertainment, travel, automotive and navigation. ParkWhiz has built partnerships with brands including Ford, Ticketmaster, Groupon, Madison Square Garden and others. The company operates two consumer-facing brands of its own—ParkWhiz and BestParking—available for Apple, Android and Amazon Alexa. ParkWhiz has parked over seven million vehicles and is operational in over 190 cities in North America and expanding rapidly.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What's the refund policy?
All parking passes are eligible for a no-questions-asked full refund prior to the start time on the pass.
To cancel, simply log in to your account on web or in the app, view your passes, and click "cancel".
You can also do this using the "cancel " link at the bottom of the pass itself.
Alternatively, just click the "cancel" link from your confirmation email.
Please keep in mind, once the arrival time has passed, all bookings are non-refundable.
Parking purchased on a partner website or as part of a parking package are non-refundable.
How do I apply a discount code?
If you received a promotional discount code from ParkWhiz, you'll want to be logged into your ParkWhiz account before applying the code on the checkout page. Make sure you’re using the same email address to log in as the one where you received that coupon!
Note that all discount codes will come from ParkWhiz directly. If you received your code from a third-party website, there's a significant chance it will not work. Unless specifically noted, discount codes cannot be used for monthly parking.
If you were issued ParkWhiz credit, the credit will automatically deduct from your total on the checkout page before your next purchase. Be sure you're logged in under the account to which the credit was issued before confirming that purchase, to see the credit applied.
How do I present my my pass on-site?
Easy peasy! As the vast majority of locations in our network accept a mobile pass, this means you can use your phone or other smart device to show proof of your prepaid purchase once you arrive at the parking facility. To be sure, verify the instructions on your pass to confirm the validation method. That section is titled "When You Arrive" in-app or "How To Park" if viewing on a desktop or mobile web.
For a seamless, no-printer-required experience, check out the ParkWhiz app! Thousands of space at your fingertips. Rest assured that if searching and booking on a mobile device, we won't show you any locations that require a printed pass! At least not until cars come equipped with printers!
If your location does not accept mobile passes, you'll need to print the pass before leaving the house.
Do I have in-and-out privileges?
In most instances, no. The majority of locations on ParkWhiz, including all those in New York City, do not allow re-entry.
If any specific parking facility does allow for you to come & go during the reserved timeframe, you'll see a "Reentry Allowed" amenity icon listed; this is shown in the details section both pre-purchase and post-purchase.
If you don't see anything on the listing page pertaining to specifically to reentry privileges, it's best to assume that you will not be allowed to come and go throughout the duration of your parking pass.
Are there any additional fees on site?
Generally, no. What you see online is what you pay as long as you park within the timeframe on your parking pass. Any time parked outside the arrival or departure listed on your pass will likely incur an additional onsite fee, as determined by the parking provider. ParkWhiz purchases include tax.
The only exception to the above pertains to oversize vehicle fees, which may apply to any vehicle larger than a sedan. Fee amounts vary between individual Parking Operators, and will be assessed on-site if you do not prepay for an oversize vehicle through our platform.
Although pricing structures are determined individually by the facility owner/operator, ParkWhiz prices tend to be cheaper than drive-up in most cases! If you ever feel the rate on ParkWhiz was more expensive than drive-up, take a photo of the price on-site and send us an email! We love deals as much as you do and are eager to ensure you're getting a fair rate.