Brewster vs. Southeast Parking Situation

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Brewster vs. Southeast Parking Situation

Post by runningwithscalpels » Tue Mar 27, 2012 6:05 pm

I apologize if this has been asked in a different thread before, I tried searching before I posted, I promise :)

I know Southeast has more parking - but Friday I plan on going to New York and would prefer to go from Brewster if feasible. Can anyone tell me if I have a snowball's chance in hell at parking at Brewster at about 8:15-8:30am, or should I not even bother and just go to Southeast anyway?

Normally I stick to Danbury, my only Harlem experience is Brewster on a Saturday morning, hence why I ask.
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Re: Brewster vs. Southeast Parking Situation

Post by DutchRailnut » Tue Mar 27, 2012 7:27 pm

not a chance in parking in Brewster, head right for SouthEast.
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Re: Brewster vs. Southeast Parking Situation

Post by runningwithscalpels » Tue Mar 27, 2012 7:36 pm

Thank you kindly Dutch.
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Re: Brewster vs. Southeast Parking Situation

Post by truck6018 » Wed Mar 28, 2012 3:23 am

Once you get to the end of Independent Way you will want to turn into the left parking lot as this is where all the metered parking is. Leave yourself some time once you get there as it is a bit of a walk to the platform.

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Re: Brewster vs. Southeast Parking Situation

Post by runningwithscalpels » Wed Mar 28, 2012 11:02 am

Truck, Does the metered parking have a ticket system too ala the thing at Brewster, or do I actually need to feed a meter with a day's worth of change?
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Re: Brewster vs. Southeast Parking Situation

Post by truck6018 » Wed Mar 28, 2012 4:55 pm

I think it's $3 or $4 for 16 hours. You pull into a numbered parking space, go to the meters at the beginning of the lot, punch in your space # and pay. Take your receipt and go to the train.

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Re: Brewster vs. Southeast Parking Situation

Post by runningwithscalpels » Wed Mar 28, 2012 5:12 pm

Ahh, okay, gotcha :) Thanks for your help!
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Re: Brewster vs. Southeast Parking Situation

Post by Kurt » Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:11 pm

There is a private lot in Brewster, across the tracks just north of the Station. they charge something like $5 a day. They only take cash, which you put in an envelope with your license plate number on the outside and drop in a box. Sometimes you can get lucky. Better bet is Southeast, which as mentioned has a larger lot, and is cheaper. The pay stations take coin, cash, or debit/credit cards.

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