The piers are located on the West side of Manhattan in the upper 50's . If you are driving
you will probably come straight through Manhattan from the mid town tunnel, turn north on West street and you will see the ships on your left just as you pass the Intrepid.
Stay to the right and you will see a sign reading "59th Street and cruise piers" You will not get on the elevated West side Highway, but rather, go under it and make a u turn.
Parking is available from about 11am on and certainly from noon.
PARKING MUST BE PAID IN ADVANCE IN CASH. CASH ONLY. Rate is about $26 per day. The parking is over the piers. Drop your bags off at curbside then proceed to parking and check in.