Why Driving in New York City is Worth It

Even the country’s least car-friendly city can be a gearhead’s playground.

Despite splashy news reports of robotic parking lots, drive-in elevators that take your car directly to the door of your starchitect-designed apartment, or Gilded Age–style motor courts fronting high-end office and residential towers, Manhattan claims the lowest rate of car ownership in the nation. Recent surveys indicate that less than one-quarter of households in the borough possess a vehicle,...