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Apr 3, 2007 10:38 AM

Parking for Arthur Avenue and other questions

Is parking a problem around Arthur Arvenue? Any recommendations on where to park?

Also, can I avoid lines if I go early the Saturday before Easter? And how early would that be if I want to buy bread and pastry?

Thanks so much!

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  1. There's a great municipal lot right off Arthur Avenue - there's also an entrance off Hoffman. You can park there for up to three hours.

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    1. re: MMRuth

      The lot fills quickly, but there is usually on-street parking north and west of 187 St and Arthur--try Hoffman, Lorillard, or Bathgate Avenues below Fordham Rd. There's also a new Fordham Univ garage with public access on the corner of Fordham Rd and Crotona. As for timing--the earlier the better, preferably before 10am. Buona Pasqua.

    2. I like Madonia for bread and I'm fairly certain they open at 6 a.m. All merchant phone numbers are here:

      You'll definitely want to get there early; it'll be a mad house!

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      1. re: Pat Hammond

        I bought an onion bread at Madonia the other day and just sliced into it. There's like a whole onion's worth of onion slices tucked into its center! I'm a bit daunted, but I'm excited to try it. In addition to their breads, their pizza dough is also great.

      2. Parking: Arthur Avenue at East 186th Street , 9 a.m. - 10 p.m.
        This unattended metered facility has 57 spaces, including three handicap spaces. A three-hour limit.

        1. I can usually find parking on 189th Street - or come around on 182nd or 183rd (also good blocks for parking) and turn down Belmont. In any event, for this Saturday take the first spot you see and be grateful!