Icon Parking Systems' parking facilities safely house vehicles of all shapes and sizes as owners go to work, relax at home, or take in the sights of the Big Apple. Conveniently tucked in the most prestigious corners of Manhattan—which are also the areas least menaced by aimless teenage tow-trucks—these lots offer easy access to any number of restaurants, Broadway theaters, and concert halls. Many automotive stables have no daily or weekly time limit, so drivers may come and go as they please or leave rides in the same spot for dedicated, month-long portraits. Monthly customers can sign up for the Preferred Customer Club, which grants them an exclusive card and half-off parking at any of Icon Parking Systems' 200 facilities or UFO landing pads scattered throughout Manhattan.
Jamaica Auto Wash pairs a wash tunnel with a team of techs that carefully cleanses sullied cars and SUVs. During the shop’s specialty platinum wash, motor carriages cut through the automated passageway’s sheets of lathers, squirts of triple-polish wax, blasts of undercarriage spray, and layers of hot wax. Tire dressing imbues wheels with a factory-fresh shimmer, and Rain-X helps keep surfaces spot free, even after driving through rain or parking under a weeping giraffe. Once vehicles emerge from the wash tunnel, staffers steer growling vacuums throughout interiors and wipe down windows and dashboards. Jamaica Auto Wash bolsters its intensive washes with an array of detailing services, from mat shampoos to hand-applied waxes and hand-hung tree-shaped air fresheners.
When Superior Tours looks for new drivers, it wants polite, reliable, and personable people, and it doesn't even consider those with fewer than five years of experience. Its drivers all work only for Superior Tours so that they can be on time and well rested for each trip. Luxury, 54-passenger motorcoaches pick up groups from the airport, ferry people to New York City for a day of urban exploration, or steer toward Atlantic City where passengers can hit the slots. The company also programs charter trips for corporate outings, church trips, and charter-bus-of-the-month clubs.
By collaborating with other businesses, Park Right seized an opportunity to facilitate seamless transportation. At least one manager and a uniformed, clean-shaven crew supervise each lot, many of which partner with Envirowash to offer detailing packages for vehicles in their care. Chauffeurs shuttle drivers in their own cars or in SUVs, sedans, or limos owned by Park Right's sister company, and point those in need of a rental to the Zipcar fleets available at each garage. As consultants, the team shares management expertise with builders, developers, and method actors cast as traffic barrels.