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  posted on 3/1/2010 at 05:56 AM
Hi,

I wanted to know if it will be easy to take a taxi at the end of the concert in UPT.

It's my first time in New York!

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  posted on 3/1/2010 at 09:25 AM
consider a car service, theyre plenty in Manhattan

 

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  posted on 3/1/2010 at 01:56 PM
yes... it will be easy. Note that there aren't a whole lot of 'yellow' taxis up there... they are mostly unmarked Town Cars, etc. but the rate is very similar. Just MAKE SURE you agree on the rate beforehand (there is no meter - its a flat rate) so there are no surprises.

 

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  posted on 3/2/2010 at 12:25 PM
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yes... it will be easy. Note that there aren't a whole lot of 'yellow' taxis up there... they are mostly unmarked Town Cars, etc. but the rate is very similar. Just MAKE SURE you agree on the rate beforehand (there is no meter - its a flat rate) so there are no surprises.



Totally correct.

I'd still recommend you follow the crowd to the "A" train though. Fast and cheap.... hopefully fast....

 

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  posted on 3/3/2010 at 07:03 PM
Depends on how comfortable you are with subway, You sat first time in NYC, where are you staying ?
The cabbies hang out right outside venue after show, getting a cab will be easy, but getting out of area is tough, a lot of congestion because of GW Bridge.

Subway is only a few steps away, and there will be a big crowd headed that way.

 

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  posted on 3/3/2010 at 07:16 PM
If you don't want to take the subway there are busses that go up there. The #5 is a local that goes up Riverside Drive which provides a nice scenic view of the Hudson River. Catch it at 6 Avenue and 34 Street. (Penn Station is 34 Street between 7-8 Avenue, so no matter where you come out of Penn Station go right and walk you will cross 7 Avenue, Broadway then 6 Avenue.

The 2,3,4 go up there from 5 Avenue in Midtown, but you really don't wanna go thru some of the places they go thru. (ie. St. Nicholas Avenue, Adam Clayton Powell Blvd). Between 110 St - 145 St. is Harlem. 145 Street starts Spanish Harlem which is better.

Don't get all upset, just get on the 5 and enjoy the ride, it will take awhile (more than an hour since it is local).

 

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  posted on 3/4/2010 at 05:37 AM
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Depends on how comfortable you are with subway, You sat first time in NYC, where are you staying ?
The cabbies hang out right outside venue after show, getting a cab will be easy, but getting out of area is tough, a lot of congestion because of GW Bridge.

Subway is only a few steps away, and there will be a big crowd headed that way.



I'm staying at W 28th St near to Brodway. I think Subway will be the best option...but I don't know if it's dangerous.

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  posted on 3/4/2010 at 05:58 PM
what would be the nearest metro north train 125th st
 

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  posted on 3/5/2010 at 02:03 PM
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Depends on what line you want to take. Yonkers/153rd or 125th/Harlem. Just google "MTA" and all the maps are right there.

Going uptown an downtown subway is the only way to go, unless on are looking to $30 one-way in a cab...and aren't worried about missing the first couple songs.

If you have a few people to split it with a car service can be ok, but as someone said before be 100% clear on the price before you get in the car. These guys are pretty good...212.777.7777. Don't let them charge you extra for a towncar, 98% of the cars are towncars anyway.

Bus is last resort unless you have a couple hours to spare...


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  posted on 3/5/2010 at 08:15 PM
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Metro North will be too confusing for you and if you take it all the way into midtown, you will end up at Grand Central on the east side which will confuse you more because you can't just go across Central Park via train. You could however take a cab across the 72 St Traverse or 86 Street and then go uptown from there, but like I said if you don't know the city you will be confused dealing with Metro North.

 

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  posted on 3/6/2010 at 08:21 AM
I've been looking on the mta web and I think I can go with A train from 34 Street-Penn Station / 8 Avenue to 175 Street / Fort Washington Avenue.

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  posted on 3/6/2010 at 10:32 AM
Take the A train. It runs express (most of the time) and will get you there in no time flat. Get out at W. 175 and Fort Wash, and walk down to Broadway (1 block)
 

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  posted on 3/7/2010 at 03:43 PM
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Metro North will be too confusing for you and if you take it all the way into midtown, you will end up at Grand Central on the east side which will confuse you more because you can't just go across Central Park via train. You could however take a cab across the 72 St Traverse or 86 Street and then go uptown from there, but like I said if you don't know the city you will be confused dealing with Metro North.

too confusing ... thats how ill be coming into the city . i live in connecticut. i will just figure it out by myself

 

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  posted on 3/7/2010 at 05:53 PM
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Metro North will be too confusing for you and if you take it all the way into midtown, you will end up at Grand Central on the east side which will confuse you more because you can't just go across Central Park via train. You could however take a cab across the 72 St Traverse or 86 Street and then go uptown from there, but like I said if you don't know the city you will be confused dealing with Metro North.

too confusing ... thats how ill be coming into the city . i live in connecticut. i will just figure it out by myself


Yes, the 125th station is the closest to the venue. However it's still 50 blocks to the venue by cab. So your cheapest bet might be to take MTA into GCT and the S subway over to Times Square, to the 1 train to 59th street, and then transfer the A train up to the venue.

 

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Metro North will be too confusing for you and if you take it all the way into midtown, you will end up at Grand Central on the east side which will confuse you more because you can't just go across Central Park via train. You could however take a cab across the 72 St Traverse or 86 Street and then go uptown from there, but like I said if you don't know the city you will be confused dealing with Metro North.

too confusing ... thats how ill be coming into the city . i live in connecticut. i will just figure it out by myself


Yes, the 125th station is the closest to the venue. However it's still 50 blocks to the venue by cab. So your cheapest bet might be to take MTA into GCT and the S subway over to Times Square, to the 1 train to 59th street, and then transfer the A train up to the venue.


thanks alot for the info im going the 12th 13th 19th and 20th have fun everyone

 

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  posted on 3/7/2010 at 11:43 PM
For anyone that's planning on using the subway, especially if it's the weekend and you have a route that requires a transfer or two, BE SURE to check the MTA website for service advisories...they are doing a lot of work on weekends and it just totally screws up some lines -- FYI.
 

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  posted on 3/8/2010 at 10:19 AM
Hey SmileJamaica...

If you are coming in on MetroNorth, the fastest way to the venue is to get off at Fordham Road and walk down to the Grand Concourse (5 blocks). Take B or D train from there to 145th st, and transfer to the uptown A train. Not easy, but quite fast.

Otherwise, you can do two things: get off at 125th st and cab to the venue
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Go all the way down to 42nd st, catch the shuttle across to Times Square, and transfer to the uptown 2,3 line to 168th st / Bdwy.

Lots of options... depends on your money, time, and confidence.

 

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Metro North will be too confusing for you and if you take it all the way into midtown, you will end up at Grand Central on the east side which will confuse you more because you can't just go across Central Park via train. You could however take a cab across the 72 St Traverse or 86 Street and then go uptown from there, but like I said if you don't know the city you will be confused dealing with Metro North.

too confusing ... thats how ill be coming into the city . i live in connecticut. i will just figure it out by myself


Yes, the 125th station is the closest to the venue. However it's still 50 blocks to the venue by cab. So your cheapest bet might be to take MTA into GCT and the S subway over to Times Square, to the 1 train to 59th street, and then transfer the A train up to the venue.


thanks alot for the info im going the 12th 13th 19th and 20th have fun everyone


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  posted on 3/10/2010 at 10:29 PM
new haven line doesn't stop @ fordham
 

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  posted on 3/11/2010 at 10:39 AM
OK so let me see if I've got this right, I am stopping in midtown so the best thing would be to take the A train from 59th street and Columbus and buy a return trip metro card?

 

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  posted on 3/11/2010 at 11:00 AM
Yes, A-train will get you there, and get you there the fastest (it's an express train).

The C-train and the 1-train will also get you there but they make local stops.

 

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  posted on 3/11/2010 at 11:12 AM
Thanks for the info
and my next question,getting from Newark airport is it best to take the airtrain to Penn station or a bus?

 

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  posted on 3/11/2010 at 11:30 AM
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Thanks for the info
and my next question,getting from Newark airport is it best to take the airtrain to Penn station or a bus?


Personally I'd take the bus...right outside the terminal, straight shot, bus driver sitting there you can ask if you have questions.

If you decide you want to take a car service Dial 7 is pretty reliable: 212.777.7777 or 866.777.7777 or www.dial7.com (cost about $55-65 one way including tolls depending on time of day and method of booking)

 

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  posted on 3/11/2010 at 03:00 PM
Depends what time you are coming in. If you are coming into the city between 4pm and 7pm, then take the train to Penn Station. Lots and lots of road traffic coming thru the tunnels at that time, and the buses get caught up in that...

 

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  posted on 3/12/2010 at 02:31 AM
The A train was fast tonight.

BUT, there are only 2 turnstiles at each entrance. There seemed to be a lot of issues with people not being able to use their cards. There was even some shouting (not exactly good natured either). But yeah, fast once you're on the train

 
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