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The Westminster Kennel Club has arranged for special rates during our annual dog show.



Parking Near Madison Square Garden

Neither the Westminster Kennel Club nor Madison Square Garden has any affiliation with, nor do they endorse and of the garages listed below.

Meyers / Indoor325 W 34th (Btn 8th & 9th Aves)
Kinney / Outdoor313 W 33rd (8th/9th)
Kinney / Outdoor109 W 31st (6th/7th)
Meyers / Indoor230 W 31st (7th/8th)
Meyers / Indoor340 W 31st (8th/9th)
Imperial / Indoor148 W 31st (6th/7th)
Sandy / Outdoor59 W 35th (5th/6th)
Central Parking33rd St (7th/8th)
Square Industries300 W 31st (8th/9th)

Please be advised that Madison Square Garden does not own, operate or have an affiliation with any parking facilities. For your convenience, patrons have the option to purchase discounted, pre-paid parking at select garages*, when placing their ticket order.

Individuals with disabilities, who possess a New York City Special Parking Permit have the option to park on 31st, 32nd or 33rd Streets and also on 7th and 8th Avenues. Please pay careful attention to the rules and regulations on the back of your permit, which informs you where you may and may not park on New York City streets. Please note that New York City does not honor the blue New York State, New Jersey, Connecticut or any other out of state issued parking hangtag for the disabled or license plate for on-street parking. The Department of Transportation will ticket and/or tow vehicles that do not display the New York City Department of Transportation issued parking permit.

For those individuals with raised-roof vans, some of the indoor parking lots are unable to accommodate these vehicles due to low clearance. As a general rule, most outdoor parking lots accept raised-roof vans, however, we encourage you to contact the parking facility directly to confirm their policies.

For more information on parking in New York City, please call the Department of Transportation at 718 433-3100. Madison Square Garden is not responsible for any parking tickets, vandalism, etc., incurred while parking for an MSG event or otherwise.


Getting to the Piers

Handicap parking is available at the Piers and is located on the rooftop of Pier 92. Please follow signs to rooftop parking upon arrival.


Monday, February 10th & Tuesday, February 11th Shuttle Buses running from each of the three Gold Star hotels (Hotel Pennsylvania, Affinia Manhattan, New Yorker Hotel) will be available for exhibitors and spectators.

5:30 am - 11:00 amShuttle buses running from Hotel Pennsylvania, Affinia Manhattan and New Yorker Hotel to Piers for exhibitors/dogs Buses will run approximately every half hour from each location (traffic contingent) All dogs must be benched by 11:30 am

11:00 am - 2:30 pm Shuttle buses running from Hotel Pennsylvania, Affinia Manhattan and New Yorker to Piers for spectators Buses will run approximately every half hour from each location (traffic contingent)

3:00 pm - 8:30 pm Shuttle buses from Piers to Madison Square Garden (exhibitors with Best of Breed winners have priority/additional passengers are subject to space availability) All BOB winners must be benched at MSG by 5:00 pm

9:00 pm - 11:30 pm Shuttle buses from MSG to Piers

12:30 am Last bus leaves Piers for MSG

1:00 am The Piers closes for the night


There are several options for using public transportation to access Piers 92/94:

  • Take 8th Ave Subway C or E trains to 50th Street. Then take the M50 Bus (weekdays only) at 49th St. & 8th Ave. to 49th St and 12th Ave.
  • Take A, B, C, D, 1 or 9 trains to Columbus Circle and walk west to 12th Ave.
  • Take the cross town M50 (weekdays only) at 57th St. to 12th Ave

Lincoln Tunnel (from 95) - take 40th St. to 10th Ave. and a left on 55th St.

George Washington Bridge - From NY Side take Rt. 9A, Henry Hudson Parkway south/downtown. Proceed south on Henry Hudson Pkwy to last exit at 56th St., stay right for thru traffic. Passenger Ship Terminal is 1 block ahead on right. Paid parking on roof. Rt. 80 or Palisades Parkway - to George Washington Bridge to NY side and follow directions for Henry Hudson Parkway. Proceed south on Henry Hudson Pkwy to last exit, at 56th St, stay right. Passenger Ship Terminal is 1 block ahead on right.

Garden State Parkway - To exit 153 or N.J. Turnpike to Exit 16E (better). Then Rt. 3 E to Lincoln Tunnel, follow signs for Lincoln Tunnel. Exit tunnel and make left turn, travel north on 10th Ave., and left onto 55th St. Cross 12th Ave. and follow signs to Passenger Ship Terminal.

Holland Tunnel - follow signs for "Uptown" right on Hudson, left on Canal. Proceed four blocks to West St. and turn right. West St. becomes 12th Ave. Follow "Thru Traffic" signs. Continue north on 12th Ave. and follow signs to Passenger Ship Terminal. (Left at 55th St.)

Queens Midtown Tunnel - when exiting bear right to 34th St. Go west on 34th to 12th Ave. Make right turn, go north to 55th St., make a left at 55th St. and follow signs to Terminals.

Triborough Bridge - Follow signs to "Manhattan" and FDR Drive South. Take FDR S to 53rd St. Exit. Take 53rd St. crosstown to 11th Ave. Turn right, go two blocks (55th St.).


Parking is very limited at Pier 92/94 but there are several nearby garages within walking distance:

50TH Street Lot
Outdoor lot (across from Pier 90) just off and visible from 12th Ave. Cars, vans and trucks.

Rapid Park
W 55th St btw 9th & 10th Aves
7 days / week, 6am - 1am, cash / credit card (no trucks or SUV's)

GMC Parking
Entrance on 56th St. near 12th Aves and on 57th Street. Cars and Minivans.

Central Parking
11th Ave between 57th and 58th Streets on the east side of street. Cars and minivans.
24 hours, 7 days / week, cash / credit card

Park n Ride
60th St btw 11th & 12th Aves
24 hours, 7 days / week, cash / credit card

Concerto Garage
200 W. 59th St. Near corner of 10th Ave.
24 hours, 7 days / week, cash only

For vans, oversized truck, trucks try the outdoor lot at 49th Street & 11th Ave. OR the Circle line lot at 42nd street and 12th Ave. on the river side

New York City Guides

For information about restaurants, shopping and tourist attractions:
CitySearch New York
New York Magazine
The New Yorker Magazine
Time Out New York
For maps and directions, see Mapquest! or MapsOnUs.

For telephone information, including maps, see Switchboard.

For The Dogs

Veterinary Care - 24 Hour Emergency Services
Animal Medical Center, 510 East 62nd St., New York, NY 10021. (212) 838-8100.
5th Avenue Veterinary Specialists (VCA Animal Hospitals), 1 West 15th Street, New York, NY 10011. (212) 924-3311.

Veterinary Care - In Attendance at the Garden
Veterinary Medical Association of New York

New York Dog Information
Urbanhound, The New York City Dog's Ultimate Survival Guide
City Pet Guide

Dog Transportation
Pet Chauffeur (212) 696-9744

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