Police say the actress struck a man while was parking her 2010 Porsche Cayenne in an alley between buildings on West 16th Street.
The man in his 30s was taken to Bellevue Hospital for a knee injury.
Lohan went into a club at the adjacent Dream Hotel. After police responded, she came out of the hotel and was arrested just before 2:30 a.m. She was charged with leaving the scene of an accident.
She was taken to the 10th Precinct, issued a desk appearance ticket and released pending a later court date. Alchohol is not suspected to be involved in the low-speed crash.
Two other men were in the vehicle with her at the time. They were not charged.
The Porsche is not registered to her.