• What You Need to Know About Buying Broadway Tickets

    New York City is home to 41 officially designated Broadway theaters, along with a number of off-Broadway venues. Some Broadway shows have been running more or less continuously for years, while others are newcomers with limited dates. About 30 new shows are in production each year. Not surprisingly, the more popular a show is, the harder it is to buy tickets to see it. Here’s what you need to know about navigating the Broadway ticket scene.

    Official Ticket Vendors

    It’s no secret that counterfeit Broadway tickets abound. But you can be sure you’re buying valid tickets by doing business with one of the four official ticket vendors. Each ticket vendor sells tickets for specific theaters. One of the vendors is Telecharge. Some of its theaters include:

    • Ambassador Theatre
    • Barrymore Theatre
    • Broadhurst Theatre
    • Majestic Theatre
    • Jacobs Theatre

    ATG Tickets only sells admittance for the Lyrics Theatre and the Hudson Theatre. The Roundabout Theatre Company only sells tickets for Studio 54 and the American Airlines Theatre. The last official vendor, Ticketmaster, sells admittance for quite a few theaters, including the following:

    • Gershwin Theatre
    • Atkinson Theatre
    • O’Neill Theatre
    • Palace Theatre
    • Hirschfeld Theatre

    Alternatively, you can visit the box office for a particular show to inquire about ticket availability.

    TKTS Discount Booths

    Another option for purchasing Broadway tickets is a TKTS discount booth. Visit a booth at Duffy Square, South Street Seaport, Brooklyn, or the Lincoln Center the day of or the day before a show. There’s no guarantee that you can get tickets to a specific show, but if you do, they’ll be 30% to 50% off. An in-person visit is required—there are no TKTS discount sales online. Although you can check the availability of tickets online before you go to the booth, it’s always possible that someone will have bought them before you arrive at the booth.

    Secondary Ticket Sellers

    Avoid purchasing tickets through Craigslist or from people on the street, as there is a strong likelihood that these will be counterfeit. If you’re unable to purchase tickets through an official vendor or a discount booth, head over to an online secondary seller like StubHub, SeatGeek, or VividSeats.

    Champion Parking in NYC maintains parking garages all over the city, including facilities near Broadway theaters. Call (212) 308-5959 or check our website to find the best possible parking near your destination. Be sure to check out our discount parking opportunities and long-term parking arrangements!

     

  • Reserving Parking in Greenwich Village

    The Greenwich Village neighborhood has long been known as a hub for artists and, during the 1960s, was famous for being an epicenter of the counterculture movement. It’s located on the west side of Lower Manhattan. There’s a lot to do and see in the Village, but before you go there, be sure to reserve your parking spot. Champion Parking maintains a clean, modern parking garage facility at 60-68 East 8th Street.

    You’ll find highly competitive rates at this parking garage, including an early bird special! Just park between the hours of 5:00 am and 11:00 am and exit by midnight to access this discount. You can also get a discount just for being a student, or faculty or staff member at NYU. Just present a valid NYU ID card.

    Reserve your parking spot in Greenwich Village, NYC today by clicking on “Reserve Your Space” on the Champion Parking website. Or, give us a call at (212) 308-5959 to speak with a friendly representative.

     

  • Behind the Construction of NYC’s Skyscrapers

    New York City is famous for its captivating skyline. Builders began reaching for the skies by constructing skyscrapers in the city about a hundred years ago. During the 1920s, iconic buildings like the Chrysler Building and the Empire State Building were designed with some of the most advanced engineering accomplishments of that era.

    When you watch this featured video, you’ll learn about the workers who built these early skyscrapers. The men worked without hardhats, harnesses, or safety ropes. Without these essential safety items, two out of five of them fell to their deaths or sustained disabling injuries.

    You can easily access all the best of what the Big Apple has to offer when you become a monthly parking customer with Champion Parking. Just give us a call at (212) 308-5959 to discover our great rates for monthly parking in NYC.

  • Exploring Manhattan’s Neighborhoods

    Manhattan is home to quite a few charming neighborhoods. Even if you’ve lived in New York City for a while, you might not have had time to explore them all yet. From the Upper West Side to the Lower East Side, there are so many exciting attractions, restaurants, and activities. Here’s a quick look at three of Manhattan’s most beloved neighborhoods, Hell’s Kitchen, the East Village, and Chinatown. Parking garages are available in all of them for NYC residents and visitors who own cars.

    Hell’s Kitchen

    You’ll find Hell’s Kitchen on the West Side of Midtown Manhattan. This neighborhood has undergone considerable gentrification since it acquired its gritty reputation during the 1970s. Today, it’s known as a hangout for aspiring actors and artists. It’s home to several music recording studios and broadcast studios, including CBS. Some points of interest include the Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum, a number of Off-Broadway theaters, and the Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market.

    East Village

    The East Village is known as the birthplace of punk rock. It offers dynamic nightlife and cocktail bars, along with family-friendly attractions like Tompkins Square Park. Other notable attractions include The Ukrainian Museum, the Museum of the American Gangster, and the Anthology Film Archives. The East Village is also home to some inventive eateries, including the Caravan of Dreams and The Black Ant.

    Chinatown

    If you’d love to go to China but can’t, Chinatown is the next best thing. Chinatown is situated in Lower Manhattan. It’s a bustling neighborhood jam-packed with cultural and educational attractions, incredible restaurants, ethnic food stores, and performing arts venues. Visit the Museum of Chinese in America, which was designed by Maya Lin. When you’re ready for lunch, head over to Jing Fong for traditional dim sum. Or, if you’re craving Vietnamese cuisine, try Paris Sandwich on Mott Street or Grand Street. Then, visit the Mahayana Buddhist Temple on Canal Street. Admission is free. Before you leave the neighborhood, pick up a famous bubble tea to go at Kung Fu Tea.

    Champion Parking has a number of parking garages in Manhattan, including facilities in Chinatown and the East Village. Give us a call today at (212) 308-5959 to reserve short-term or long-term parking in NYC. Or, use the interactive parking lot map on our website to find a location near your destination.