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  posted on 3/12/2010 at 10:37 AM
So how was the transportation to and from the Heights? A Train an easy to and from? and how was the neighborhood? I'm thinkin its all gonna be good...just trying to get a feel for next weekend! whoo hooo!
 
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  posted on 3/12/2010 at 10:43 AM
Like I've said - and probably a lot of other people, too - the 175th street station gets PACKED after concerts end. You have dozens of people trying to get through just two turnstiles, and many of them don't come from NYC and don't have to handle Metrocards very often. So that makes for some standing around. But the trip itself is pretty smooth. The show ended at 11:40 last night and I was in Penn Station at 12:25. The trip up is faster because you can get an express train. It's around half an hour from Penn to the Palace.

My advice to anybody taking the subway is to make sure you have enough money on your Metrocard before you go uptown. You do not want to waiting on line to put another $2.25 on your card at 11:45 pm after a show. You'll only be stuck there longer.

 

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  posted on 3/12/2010 at 11:03 AM
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Like I've said - and probably a lot of other people, too - the 175th street station gets PACKED after concerts end. You have dozens of people trying to get through just two turnstiles, and many of them don't come from NYC and don't have to handle Metrocards very often. So that makes for some standing around. But the trip itself is pretty smooth. The show ended at 11:40 last night and I was in Penn Station at 12:25. The trip up is faster because you can get an express train. It's around half an hour from Penn to the Palace.

My advice to anybody taking the subway is to make sure you have enough money on your Metrocard before you go uptown. You do not want to waiting on line to put another $2.25 on your card at 11:45 pm after a show. You'll only be stuck there longer.


that doesn't sound too bad

 

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  posted on 3/12/2010 at 03:14 PM
If you walk down to 168th, you can take the 1 train. Might be a little less packed that the A..and after a show..I kind of like getting some fresh air. Ohe thing to be aware of--especially if you go to a weekend show (or after midnight tonight), is that they work on the subway system on the weekends, and sometimes service is changed a bit--but they usually post signs at the station.

And if you have an iphone, there is an app that has the subway map of NYC. Also an app for "hopstop" which basically is mapquest for public transportation in nyc.

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  posted on 3/12/2010 at 03:47 PM
the A Train was a breeze going in both directions. i keep wondering why everyone is so freaked out about going a little farther uptown. i had a great time last night. and can't wait to go back 4 more times.
 

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  posted on 3/12/2010 at 03:49 PM
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the A Train was a breeze going in both directions. i keep wondering why everyone is so freaked out about going a little farther uptown. i had a great time last night. and can't wait to go back 4 more times.

The only people freaked out about going uptown are the people afraid of their own shadow

 

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  posted on 3/12/2010 at 05:06 PM
Another piece of advice.

When you take the A train, take the Express uptown and downtown.

the Express runs on the inside 2 tracks at the subway station.
The outside 2 tracks are for the local A train, up and downtown, and it hits a station every 8 blocks or so.

So again, go to the platform between the 2 inside tracks to catch the 4 stop, A subway Express. Its about a 20 minute trip that way.

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  posted on 3/12/2010 at 05:29 PM
Undercover cops in and around 175 th train station busting people for smoking, drinking,pot smoking and turnstyle jumping . wish they were there to protect us but this is not the case. they are there to bust abb fans please be carefull
 

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  posted on 3/12/2010 at 06:52 PM
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Undercover cops in and around 175 th train station busting people for smoking, drinking,pot smoking and turnstyle jumping . wish they were there to protect us but this is not the case. they are there to bust abb fans please be carefull


Not harshing on this poster, but note the irony here....

If a bunch of Dominicans came walking through your neighborhood, drinking, smoking pot....yeah, I know, you'd join them

 

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  posted on 3/14/2010 at 11:11 PM
Hmmm.. You wish the NYC Transit cops were there to protect people smoking, drinking and jumping turnstiles ? Interesting world you live in.
 

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  posted on 3/14/2010 at 11:22 PM
Undercover cops are everywhere. They ARE there to protect us.

No problems with the A train, but I only rode it for one stop. I switched to the 1 at 168th St to get back to the UWS.

 

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  posted on 3/15/2010 at 12:44 AM
No problems here, but I waited a few minutes after the show before leaving.

I wouldn't take the 1 on weekdays. I believe the A runs express then.

Did anyone see that drunk dude get arrested in the 175th St A train station after saturday's show? It was actually kinda funny. Bad, but funny.

 

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  posted on 3/15/2010 at 08:52 AM
Saturday was a nightmare getting to the show from Jersey. NJ transit train was an hour
late and then took 2 1/2 hours to get to NYC. Then when we got to Penn Station
there were no trains running uptown, so we had to take a taxi, missed the first
couple of songs. When we left the A train was running, but all NJ transit trains back
to NJ were cancelled. Anyone want to guess how much a taxi ride from manhatten
to woodbridge NJ is?

At least the show was good.

 

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  posted on 3/15/2010 at 09:45 AM
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There is another entrance for the A train, two blocks up on 177th st, that has plenty of lovely turnstiles for ABB fans to use and enjoy. I recall after a Neil Young show at UP there was an incredible crowd at the 175th st entrance. Probably is worth walking up those two blocks, you'll definitely get into the station faster and avoid the crush through those two gates at 175th...


Here's the best advice!

The 177th st. entrance to the 175th st. station is more spacious as it accommodates the GWB bus terminal.

 

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  posted on 3/15/2010 at 09:54 AM
I was at both fri/sat shows. getting to/from e 86st was a breeze fri. sat had delay about 30 min. getting A train.

A word of advice on getting home on the A train.

Get out of the building fast and you won't be stuck behind people. I sat in balcony both shows. When the set ended I went to the right side of the upper loge and found a seat on the aisle 1st/3rd row each night. When the shows ended I got right out and fast into the train station.

Sat was 3rd person through the turnstile and the A train was pulling up. Got home in 30 min. The A runs local late at night and I got off at my stop at 86st. When I got out of the train the crosstown bus was right there.

There were a lot less people Sat. night in the balcony because of the bad weather. I had 7 seats to myself so I could move when people got in my way, which happens a lot up there.

Next year if they go back to the Beacon, which I heard Gregg say something about Sat. night, I will go back to buying lower balcony, row A and pay the extra $40 bucks so there is nobody between me and Derek and I can watch him through my binoculars which have made for an awesome viewing experience. The balcony is way up there and there are a lot of distractions.

At least tonight I'm on the floor

peace and have a great and safe time!
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  posted on 3/15/2010 at 09:57 AM
We had a similiar experience getting to the show on Saturday. NJ Transit was shut down minutes before our train. We drove into the city via the Lincoln and decided to leave our car in that area and take the subway from 42nd up to the theater. As we decended the subway stairs, they made the announcement that the blue trains (which includes the A) were not running. Our cab driver misheard me and took us to 75th and Broadway, which is where the Beacon is. We got a chuckle out of that before we corrected him and said 175th and Broadway. We made it just in time for the first song.

After the show, there was a line at the subway turnstile. I got through first while my friends were caught in the crowd. While I was waiting for them, these guys asked me to open the exit gate for them, which I politely declined. One of the guys who asked me to let him through was one of the plain clothes cops who took part in arresting the two guys on the platform. Glad I said no.

I don't know why those two guys were arrested. It was kind of a laughable scene because the one guy kept resisting despite telling the cops that he wasn't resisting. Then the first guy who was already in cuffs hip checked one of the cops while they were trying to finally get the cuffs on the "non resisting" perp. The entire time, one of their friends kept telling the cops that they weren't cops because they never identified themselves properly.

Solid show, good times and memories that will last awhile.


 

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  posted on 3/15/2010 at 04:12 PM
In looking at the NYC subway map, I only see another station above 175th at 181st. In some previous posts, a station at 177th is mentioned.
Am I missing something?

 

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  posted on 3/17/2010 at 09:28 AM
The 177th St entrance to the A Train is the way to go after the show. Head to the right and across the street as you leave the theatre. There was no wait at all to get down to the platform. A quick walk and a metro card swipe and no hassles at all.
 
 


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