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  1. Dusten

    Dusten Well-Known Member Established Member

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    For those of you who've made a similar trip, I have some questions.

    If you were within driving distance of NYC and wanted to drive up for a 1-2 day visit, where, outside the city would you stay that you can leave your vehicle and get into the city with mass transit?
     
  2. lOOKnGO

    lOOKnGO Keep'um smiling Established Member

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    Wise question! Good luck, enjoy! Went to downtown to drop off a painting at Sotheby's Auction house with the wife. We will never go back.
     
  3. Dusten

    Dusten Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Ya, I have no desire to drive into the city
     
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    04MysticCobra Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Secaucus NJ. My cousins from Virginia were up for the 4th of July weekend and stayed 2 nights in a hotel there and it was super cheap getting into NYC by mass transit. Its only about 5-10 minutes from the Lincoln Tunnel into Manhattan.
     
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    Depending on where your coming from anywhere in Queens NY where I live or close In Long Island Nassau county is a very quick train ride into the city by the long island railroad
     
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    Dusten Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Found a cheap AirBNB in secaucus with good parking, thanks for the tip
     
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    I have parked on the NJ side and took the water Taxi to the financial district several times. Easy trip, good parking, good views of the city, good view of the Statue of Liberty and drops you in a nice part of town.
     
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    CV355 I make my own breakfast Established Member

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    I always took the train in and out of NYC for business. Any nearby train station will have plenty of parking available. Be prepared, the whole city smells terrible. You know that dirty feeling you have when you get off a plane after marinading in that fart-tube for several hours? Walking around in NYC is like walking into a Subway restaurant- 15 seconds and you smell like it for the rest of the day.
     
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    BlckBox04 I am the liquor Established Member

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    Secaucus really isn't the best area
     
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    Blk04L SvT Addict Premium Member Established Member

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    Yup. I found it easier to park/drive in Jersey then take public or private transport into NYC. Then just walk or take the subway once in the city.
     
  11. Dusten

    Dusten Well-Known Member Established Member

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    It doesn't need to be. I'm just sleeping there.
    I wanted close with easy access. It's not a family trip. I'm going alone
     
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    BlckBox04 I am the liquor Established Member

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    gotcha
     
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    TAF Trilogy Twin Screwed #004 Established Member

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    You bunch of Podunks...

    NYC is The Center of The Universe...and the GREATEST city on the globe.

    OP...The secaucus suggestion above is good if you are coming in on I78, I80 or I95

    Also...Water Taxi is the shizznit, as stated above for ease and views of the city...but you first need to decide WHAT exactly you want to see in Manhattan during your couple of days. That will determine best commute in (no need to go all the way downtown, if you want to see Rockefeller Center, etc.)
    Taxi's are plentiful (both on the island and off), and the train is the cheapest

    Enjoy...and...do yourself a favor...MAKE SURE you do 1 World Trade...it is SO worth it!
     
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    Dusten Well-Known Member Established Member

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    I figured the normal shit. Times square, empire, Central Park, 1 world trade.

    And I'm coming in on the 95.

    And it can stink all it wants. I guarantee it won't hold a candle to the smell in Kuala Lumpur...
     
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    TAF Trilogy Twin Screwed #004 Established Member

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    Have a bowl of oyster stew in Grand Central (below) at The Oyster Bar
    Juniors Cheesecake near Times Square
    John's on Bleecker (near Greenwich Village) for the BEST Pizza (One Bite, EVERYBODY knows the Rules!)
    Empire State at NIGHT
    Top of The Rock during the day
     
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    Dusten Well-Known Member Established Member

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    No seafood.

    Top of the rock?
     
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    When will you be doing stand-up at the Apollo?

    Don't get me wrong, your first time is memorable and usually unforgettable. If you go often, it's almost like spending a week there one afternoon because smart people lose the tourist mindset and turn into more of the survival of the fittest ideals. Of course it has interesting places to see but IMO a lot of what people think about the city tends to be overrated.
     
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    nxhappy Vette Killer Established Member

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    bingo. Stay here, there is a cheap train that goes straight in .
     
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    +1 for top of the rock

    Wife and I liked top of the rock in the morning, better than Empire state at night. Also 9/11 memorial is something every american citizen should see at least once, very moving. We enjoyed our "trip to the city" but I don't know how anyone would actually want to live there. Way too busy for this guy. Enjoy your trip.
     
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