Big Apple Driving: Navigating the Streets of New York City

Big Apple Driving: Navigating the Streets of New York City

Driving in New York City is obviously very different from country, highway, or suburban driving. More than the difference in gas mileage, city driving presents a unique set of challenges as well.

Driving an Audi or other luxury brands makes the experience easier, but there are other things that can help you along the way. Here’s what you need to know when driving in NYC:

Street Smarts

NYC is a grid, and Manhattan is its center. If you’re looking for the nearest Audi dealer and service center in Manhattan, you’ll want to know that roads with “avenue” in the name run north and south, while those with “street” run east and west. The street numbers go higher as you head up north in Manhattan. One-way streets spanning east to west are odd numbered, while those running west to east are usually even numbered.

Audi in New York


If you’re new to the Big Apple, taking the Franklin D. Roosevelt East River Drive is a great way to see the sights. You can buy your car or have it serviced at Biener Audi, take a ride down FDR and then cap it off with food from Papaya King, or at Peter Luger’s for a more gourmet experience.

The Drive

No matter where you are, always be alert. Traffic lights change quickly, parking tickets are given immediately, and cars can come out of nowhere.

NYC driving isn’t all that terrifying. With a few simple tips, you can easily get the hang of it.