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    A Brief History of the Empire State Building

    Last updated 11 months ago

    NYC is home to a small army of skyscrapers, but perhaps none as famous as the Empire State Building. Soaring more than a quarter of a mile above the heart of Manhattan, the Empire State Building is a beacon for international and domestic tourists alike. Excavation of the site where the Empire State Building stands today began on January 22nd, 1930. Construction began on March 17th of the same year and officially opened on May 1st, 1931. With a peak labor force of 3,000 men, the building’s framework rose at a rate of 4 ½ stories per week.

    Champion Parking operates four parking garages within walking distance to the Empire State Building. Visit our website to see all of our cheap parking garages throughout NYC, or call us at (646) 402-6984 if you have any questions about our rates or long-term parking services. 

    Upcoming Events at Madison Square Garden

    Last updated 11 months ago

    Lovingly referred to as simply The Garden, Madison Square Garden is arguably the most famous arena in North America, and possibly even the world. Home to some of the best musical acts and events in NYC, not to mention the beloved New York Knicks, Madison Square Garden is a mecca of entertainment in the Big Apple. There’s always something going on at The Garden, but you’ll want to arrive early and find parking for these upcoming events. 

    Lady Gaga’s ARTPOP Ball

    The ARTPOP Ball is the fourth concert tour by recording superstore Lady Gaga. This tour will be in support of her third studio album, 2013’s hugely successfully Artpop. The Artpop Ball combines art and music as only Lady Gaga could. The concert takes places at The Garden on Tuesday, May 13th at 8:00 p.m.

    World Championship Boxing

    On June 7th, World Championship Boxing returns to The Garden when Miguel Cotto, three-division world champion and the Pride of Puerto Rico, steps into the ring to challenge the reigning WBC/Ring Magazine Middleweight Champion Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez. This bout is being billed as a mega-fight between two of the sport’s biggest stars.

    Michael Bublé

    Michael Bublé, the crooning Canadian vocalist, songwriter, and actor, returns to Madison Square Garden for two special performances on July 7th and 8th. Bring a date or bring your family and enjoy some of Bublé’s biggest hits, including “It’s a Beautiful Day” and “Close Your Eyes.” Tickets are selling quickly, so act fast to get a seat for this can’t miss concert!

    There are a lot of events happening at The Garden in the next couple of months, and Champion Parking can make sure you aren’t late for any of them. With 50 convenient parking locations throughout NYC, including one just blocks from Madison Square Garden, you can find cheap parking whenever you want to get out and do something fun. To learn more about our parking garages, call us at (646) 402-6984. 

    Can't Miss Attractions in Times Square

    Last updated 11 months ago

    The cinematic epicenter of NYC, Times Square boasts one of the world’s most concentrated entertainment districts. Whether you want to take in a Broadway show or explore the world’s oddities at Ripley’s Believe It or Not museum, there’s something for everyone at Times Square. Once you find a cheap parking garage in the area, all of Times Square is at your disposal. If you are planning your fist trip to Times Square, here are some can’t miss attractions. 

    Iridium Jazz Club

    What better way to celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month than at NYC’s best live music venue? Offering live music seven nights a week, this intimate venue offers great views from any seat in the house. The Iridium Jazz Club also features a full Italian-themed dinner menu and an extensive wine list, so you can stop by and enjoy dinner and a show.

    Museum of Modern Art

    There’s a lot to see in Times Square, but few attractions are as enlightening as the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). Displaying some of the most impressive artworks from the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries, MoMA is one of the finest modern art museums in North America.

    The Comedy Cellar

    Thanks to the immense popularity of this Village comedy club, the Comedy Cellar gets pretty crowded, especially when some of the biggest names in comedy drop by for a set. You’ll probably recognize the entrance from Louis CK’s hit television show on FX.


    No article about Times Square attractions would be complete without a mention of Broadway. As one of the world’s most renowned theater districts, Broadway continues to lure today’s top stars to its productions. You can purchase tickets at the box office of any theatre, or you can look for discounted tickets at kiosks throughout Times Square.

    Champion Parking operates 50 discount parking garages throughout NYC, and we offer parking at some of the top destinations in the Big Apple. If you are planning a trip to Times Square, plan to park at our garage at 251 W. 45th Street, right in the heart of Times Square. If you have any questions about our parking garages, call us at (646) 402-6984. 

    How to Drive Safe in the Rain

    Last updated 12 months ago

    Driving is dangerous enough, but when visibility and traction are reduced, it can be downright treacherous. To stay safe during a downpour, you need to start by making sure that your windshield wipers and tires are in good condition. While driving in the rain, slow down and increase your following distance to allow for decreased brake performance. For more tips on how to drive safe in the rain, watch this short video clip.

    If the rain gets to be too much, you can duck into any one of Champion Parking’s 50 parking garages throughout NYC while you wait for the weather to clear up. Visit our website to see all of the cheap parking garages we operate throughout the city, or call us at (646) 402-6984 to learn about our competitive monthly parking rates

    World-Class Shopping on Madison Avenue

    Last updated 1 year ago

    With SoHo, Madison Avenue, and Broadway offering some of the best shopping in the world, it’s easy to see why New York City is hailed as a world shopping capital. If high-end fashion is your preference, head to Madison Avenue on your next trip to the City. Be sure not to miss these hot spots on your Madison Avenue shopping spree.

    Barneys New York

    Barneys has been the go-to destination for fashionable New Yorkers since 1923. Carrying a range of high-end clothing, jewelry, accessories, and luggage, Barney’s should be your first stop on any Madison Avenue shopping trip.

    Christian Louboutin

    With imaginative yet classic designs, Christian Louboutin has been garnishing more attention with each year because of his re-invention of the shoe. If you’re looking for a luxury, French-designed pair of shoes that will last a lifetime, get a pair of Louboutins before heading back to your parking garage.

    Victoria’s Secret

    Despite concerted efforts from French and Italian designers, many women still get their favorite lingerie from Victoria’s Secret. Founded in 1977 in the United States, Victoria’s Secret is a mainstay that sells everything from basics to swimwear to custom lingerie.


    In NYC and many other fashion capitals, a Cartier timepiece symbolizes timeless elegance. Cartier is also known the world over for its “Love” bracelets, which is currently one of the most sought-after luxury items in the world. If you’re shopping for an unforgettable gift for a loved one, Cartier is a must.


    Few designers can blend youthful vibrancy with classic French style. But Chloe does this effortlessly, making it one of the most respected fashion brands in the world. The problem is choosing just one thing; Chloe products range from flowy dresses and colorful tops to chic handbags and shoes.

    Taking the train back home after a Madison Avenue shopping spree can be a huge inconvenience. For the perfect ending to your shopping trip, take your car and park it at Champion Parking on Madison Avenue. We are a family-run business with 50 parking garages throughout NYC. Call us at (646) 402-6984 or visit our website for more information.


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