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Short-term overnight parking near Central Square, Cambridge, MA?

I'm driving to visit some friends in Cambridge, MA next weekend, near Central Square. I'll need somewhere to park my car while I'm there (3 nights). How hard is it to find parking for a few days within, say, a 30-minute walk from Central Square? [more inside]
posted by mekily on Oct 2, 2016 - 8 answers

Extra nice car, no garage

I'm getting a Maserati that's a few years old. I've never owned a similar car and I'm planning to enjoy driving it for a year or two, then sell it. It has very low mileage now and I won't be putting many miles on it. Is there any reason I can't park it on the street like every other car I've ever owned? We live in a low crime area of Southern California with a lot of nice cars, but true luxury cars seem to go into garages. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 9, 2014 - 21 answers

And then there's the downside of assigned parking...

My apartment building has assigned parking spaces. My parking neighbor (though not my actual neighbor in the building, for weird reasons) left a large, very noticeable scratch on my front quarterpanel last night or today, complete with paint transfer matching his vehicle. How do I resolve this in a way that feels fair to me but averts major bad blood? Snowflakes on their side of the line inside. [more inside]
posted by TwoStride on Mar 22, 2014 - 27 answers

advice about getting out of this parking ticket saga PLEASE

....also serves as a cautionary tale about owning a car in nyc, timeline follows (apology for the long-winded-ness): 1. bought a car in 2008 and got a new NY state license / 2. moved from nyc to seattle in 2009, mailed back the license plate to ny dmv and got a WA state license / 3. moved back to nyc in may 2010, but kept my valid WA state license for about 3 months (was looking for a job so not sure if i would be in NYC permanently) / 4. almost immediately got a parking ticket due to "expired NY state registration" although the car was not even a NY car. curiously, the ticket was issued against my OLD NY state license #, which i sent back to government more than a year ago / 5. responded to NYC City Finance immediately, but have never heard back since.. / 6. fast forward, five weeks ago got a letter from NYC City Finance saying that i have TWO parking tickets due from 2010. / 7. responded to their advocacy unit that the tickets were lodged against an expired license / 8. was told just now that i can no longer argue against these tickets as they are more than a year old. so basically pay up or my car gets booted. / [more inside]
posted by kingfish on Aug 30, 2013 - 9 answers

Free parking on or near Stanford campus?

I will need to park a car on or near Stanford campus this week this evening through Friday evening. I would prefer to park the car as close to Campus & Bowdoin as possible, preferably within a mile. Worst comes to worst I can use visitor parking ($12 a day), but I would prefer something cheaper or ideally free. Are there are any streets in Palo Alto without parking restrictions near the eastern side of campus, for example?
posted by dd42 on Feb 18, 2013 - 6 answers

Should I make my car a smart car?

We talked about smart houses before on AskMeFi, now what about smart cars? I'd like to smarten up my car a little, especially for parking. [more inside]
posted by Rosie M. Banks on Jan 21, 2013 - 8 answers

What's the statute of limitations on a fist high stack of parking tickets in the Big Apple?

Let's say I have a stack of parking tickets in NYC in the 1990's and early 2000's. What are the chances they're going to come up if I get a license in NYS again? [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000 on Aug 24, 2012 - 9 answers

How can I fight this tow?

My girlfriend's car was towed from the street on a potentially bogus claim here in Chicago. How can we fight this? [more inside]
posted by Carillon on Jul 16, 2012 - 23 answers

Need to keep it legal!

Anything we can do about cop neighbor's multiple legal street-parked vehicles? [more inside]
posted by el_yucateco on Jul 10, 2012 - 43 answers

Where does the car go?

Where would you leave a car in (or around) New York City for 4 or 5 days? [more inside]
posted by Clotilde on May 4, 2012 - 20 answers

How should we approach the person who dinged our car?

While parked at day care, somebody dinged our car door (dent and through the paint scratch). We know who it was--what to do? [more inside]
posted by NailsTheCat on Apr 24, 2012 - 17 answers

Will I have to pay a parking ticket for a stolen car?

My car was stolen. Will I have to pay the ticket for illegal parking where it was dumped? [more inside]
posted by DeucesHigh on Feb 20, 2012 - 16 answers

I want parking assistance in the front of my car too

Forward looking parking helper/distance measure/camera. [more inside]
posted by digividal on Sep 14, 2011 - 1 answer

Day Trip to Montreal

We will be vacationing in northern Vermont in July and would like to take a day trip to Montreal. Can anyone suggest a place near the city where we might be able to park the car and then take the Metro? Or a place within the city where we might be able to park for a day? Our plan is to drive up in the morning, do some sightseeing, have dinner, and then head back to our Vermont B&B. Any advice would be appreciated!
posted by tmharris65 on Jun 12, 2011 - 7 answers

Dashboard receipt flipped over. Can I get out of ticket?

Simple scenario: I put parking receipt on dashboard, face up, and closed door. Air made receipt flip over. I didn't notice. Ding! That'll be $35. Any recourse? [more inside]
posted by Alaska Jack on May 18, 2011 - 11 answers

Pouring concrete for fence posts was tiring enough, thank you very much!

ConstructionFilter: Mounting posts to concrete, but not in? [more inside]
posted by InsanePenguin on Apr 5, 2011 - 17 answers

I've become afraid to park in my parking space.

I need help parking in my apartment garage parking space. [more inside]
posted by fiTs on Nov 20, 2010 - 24 answers

Keeping my car in good shape over the winter

What's the best way to keep my 1991 Honda Accord in good shape this winter? It'll be parked on the NYC street, and only needs to be moved once a week. [more inside]
posted by ranunculus on Nov 1, 2010 - 7 answers

Parklag 17, or, the Mediocre Escape

I extricated a friend's car (nondestructively) from a parking lot that it was locked into. What was going on, and what might happen next? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 31, 2010 - 22 answers

Vancouver parking issues.

We're visiting Vancouver! Now, what to do with the car? [more inside]
posted by a sourceless light on Apr 19, 2010 - 12 answers

What will protect my car from my garage?

Our new car is slightly larger than our old car. We have the same narrow one-car garage. It's a bit of a panic every time we make the sharp turn from the alley into the garage and suck in to avoid the edges. Sometimes it doesn't quite work. What can we use as corner padding on the edges to protect our parking miscues? [more inside]
posted by davebug on Mar 2, 2010 - 10 answers

Affordable Overnight Parking in Dublin

I need to park a car overnight tonight in Dublin, Ireland, near the Samuel Beckett Bridge. I'd rather not spend 50 Euros, which is what the closest parking garage charges. Any recommendations? [more inside]
posted by billtron on Dec 15, 2009 - 6 answers

This parking space is mine. So why are you using it?

I have a parking space allocated to my flat in West London. Someone else keeps parking there, and ignoring all signs. How do I "persuade" that person to stop parking there?
posted by almostwitty on Sep 4, 2009 - 46 answers

help me thrive with a car in nyc

NYC parking filter - I need to know what you know. [more inside]
posted by jak68 on Aug 18, 2009 - 27 answers

So what I'm gonna do is piss and moan like an impotent jerk and then bend over and take it up the tailpipe.

My car was towed last night from my apartment's parking lot, and I believe it was done so wrongfully. Is there anything I can do about it? [more inside]
posted by soonertbone on May 15, 2009 - 32 answers

Is side parking with horizontal move is possible?

Do you know any car which has the capability of horizontal move to achieve side parking when both of car length and parking area length are almost equal (i mean there is no space to parking maneuver)? Do you believe a car with this skill can improve your parking opportunities? And most importantly, is such a car suitable for mass production and feasible?I will be glad if you can share your detailed ideas with some source -if possible- for my mini research project. I am actually interested in the technical aspect of the matter.
posted by emmoglu on Mar 6, 2009 - 25 answers

parking brake woes

car help: parking brake stuck! I can't move my car... even to take it to a mechanic. [more inside]
posted by speef on Sep 27, 2008 - 8 answers

Can I Pad my Parking Garage Pillar to Save My Paint Job?

Where can I buy a padded jacket for the concrete pillar in my parking garage that I keep accidentally scraping my car against? [more inside]
posted by bonheur on Dec 27, 2007 - 11 answers

Parking during snow in Chicago

How does Chicago's "No Parking if snow is over 2 inches" rule work out in practice? Are the blocks of cars parked on my street (Sheridan at 7600 N) all going to be towed overnight and tomorrow morning? [more inside]
posted by ztdavis on Dec 15, 2007 - 18 answers

Where to garage a car near Manhattan for a few months at least?

ManhattanParkingFilter: I am moving up to Manhattan and I need a garage to keep my car for at least a couple of months, while I decide what to do with it. [more inside]
posted by dcjd on Sep 24, 2007 - 10 answers

Oxford: Parking for myself and a car?

Oxford UK: Want to know where I can park myself at an inexpensive B&B and my car. [more inside]
posted by MasonDixon on Jul 23, 2007 - 7 answers

Help me not hurt my paint job any more than I already have.

How do I know where my car ends and the rest of the world begins? [more inside]
posted by crinklebat on Feb 25, 2007 - 18 answers

Where in SF should I park my car?

Where can I park in San Francisco? [more inside]
posted by BuddhaInABucket on Dec 10, 2006 - 12 answers

Valencia Street Parking

In San Francisco, CA, on Valencia Street, in the Mission, I've noticed that many people park in the turn lane. Is this legal? [more inside]
posted by mto on Oct 18, 2006 - 13 answers

Where's my car? (I'm inside it.)

My car has no corners! How do I learn where its edges are? [more inside]
posted by obliquicity on Sep 4, 2006 - 14 answers

Parking in Cambridge, MA

Help me avoid parking woes in Cambridge, MA! [more inside]
posted by lilybeane on Aug 1, 2006 - 24 answers

Parking ticket

I just got a ticket for parking at a commercial meter in NYC. Can I leave the car there for the rest of the day or do I need to move it?
posted by MrMulan on May 12, 2006 - 13 answers

Parking with Peace of Mind

Help! I need to know where it's safe to park in Lincoln Park, Chicago. The last time I rented a car... [more inside]
posted by auntbee on Mar 18, 2006 - 10 answers

Long distance parking violation

I got a parking ticket on a rental car in Reykjavik, Iceland recently (meter expired.) I'm back in the US now. The ticket is all in Icelandic (but there is a web address) and I don't see any obvious location for a credit card # or really anything to make heads or tails of it. How do I pay it? [more inside]
posted by neustile on Oct 13, 2005 - 15 answers

Dude, where's my car?

Can I have my car send a GPS signal to my web site to let me know where it is? [more inside]
posted by kirkaracha on Feb 19, 2005 - 8 answers

Parking in and around New York City

Hi, i'm looking for a place to keep a rental car in or around New York City. My friends {travelling from toronto} and i will be staying at a hostel on 891 Amsterdam Ave and will be staying arriving Friday, overnight Friday and Saturday, leaving early sunday. [more inside]
posted by striatic on Feb 17, 2005 - 15 answers

Scratched Someone's Car. Left Note, Took Photos. What Else to Do?

Accident Filter. I just hit a car in a parking lot... [mi] [more inside]
posted by ruwan on Oct 23, 2004 - 21 answers

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