Tip: Website and app help you find parking

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Driving into the city this

summer for a show, concert or just a special dinner? Finding a good seat at the event is probably easier than finding a place to park your car.

You can get some help from a free website and smartphone app.

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Bestparking.com lists parking sites and rates for more than 7,000 facilities in 43 cities and 79 airports. Locally, Best Parking covers Manhattan, downtown Brooklyn and the three major airports. The rates displayed are based on the day you want to go and the number of hours you expect to park.

The company's free smartphone apps are available for Apple's iPhone, iTouch and iPad as well as for users of Android-based phones and the BlackBerry Storm.

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