Impark out, Quik Park in

After five years of managing Stuyvesant Town’s six garages, residents have recently learned via letter that the company Impark will no longer be doing so. Additionally, Impark is already in the process of transferring information about its roughly 1,900 parkers who pay by the month to the company coming in, Quik Park, a spokesperson for Impark said.

The spokesperson, Julian Jones, said the reason the company is leaving is that its contract expired on May 31, and after that Rose Associates put the project up for bid.

“Quik Park was successful in that bidding process, unfortunately for us,” said Jones. “We’ve really enjoyed working in Stuyvesant Town. The tenants have been great to deal with. Right now we’re working with the new parking managers to make sure things go as smoothly as possible in this transition.”

What will change is that customers who choose to pay online with a credit card via Impark’s online account system will obviously have to switch to whatever system Quik Park uses.

Quik Park and CWCapital have not yet gotten back to us on whether the current parking rates will remain the same. On its website, Quik Park says it offers parking discounts and coupons.


Weekend Street Closures

Streets will be closed on Saturday from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m. for the second weekend of Summer Street activities. Union Square East between 15th Street and 17th Street and Park Avenue South between 17th Street and 32nd Street will be closed to traffic and there will be rest stops available at these locations that will offer various activities, including free bike rentals, free bike repair, rock climbing walls, water stations and free rollerblade rentals. Visit the website to see a map of the route and a full list of the activities offered.

Third Avenue between East 23rd Street and East 34th Street will be closed from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. for the Church of the Good Shepherd and Gustavos Adolphus Lutheran Church Fair.