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oneohthree
October 1st, 2006, 01:48 AM
What is the best route from shea stadium to the central new jersey spending the least amount in tolls (not taking verazzano or any toll bridge/tunnel)?

lofter1
October 1st, 2006, 02:02 AM
No tolls? This only works going Shea >>> NJ

Shea > BQE > Williamsburg Bridge > Manhattan across Canal Street > Holland Tunnel > NJ

Don't try it at rush hour though ;)

oneohthree
October 1st, 2006, 09:19 AM
Would taking delancey and broome be any better? Is there any way to go from the queensboro bridge through manhattan to the lincoln tunnel?

lofter1
October 1st, 2006, 11:55 AM
Williamsburg Bridge > Delancey / Kenmare / Broome > Holland Tunnel would probably be quicker.

Queensboro > Manhattan across midtwon at 57th > 9th Ave then left on 9th > Lincoln Tunnel would work, but again not at rush hour.

Is this after a night game or a day game? At night traffic would be far less. Midtown during a weekday is crazy.

And on weekends the Queensboro could be the faster way.

Millenium Cab might be the expert on this ;)

ablarc
October 1st, 2006, 01:36 PM
Take the train. Change trains at Penn Station.

oneohthree
October 1st, 2006, 07:15 PM
On the weekend would going through midtown be better or through williamsburg? I have taken delancey to the holland tunnel on weekend afternoons and I have been backed up for 40 minues.

NYatKNIGHT
October 2nd, 2006, 11:13 AM
Traffic:

On the 1's - 1010 WINS AM (http://www.1010wins.com/)
On the 5's - Bloomberg Radio 1130 AM (http://www.bloomberg.com/media/radio/)
On the 8's - WCBS AM 880 (http://www.wcbs880.com/)

Ninjahedge
October 3rd, 2006, 11:02 AM
All depends on the time of day and what day.

You want to avoid tolls, but so do a lot of people, so what happens is a lot of people opt for the cheaper way, so the traffic can get to be quite a mess (Example, Queensboro bridge versus the Midtown Tunnel).

If you are going during rush hour, it would probably be faster if you learned how to kayak. I have absolutely no clue how to tell you to get across Manhattan/Queens/Brooklyn during rush hour. They all suck.

But from what I heard from family that just came form PA to my wedding in LI, the Staten Island route was really fast (non-rush hour, about midday on a Saturday).

So if you are genuinely in central NJ, that would be the fastest route.

Otherwise, BQE to williamsburg to holland might be faster if you are located a bit farther north.

Rush hour?

You might be able to get around faster by avoiding manhattan and the boroughs alltogether. Go north up to one of the three bridges (sorry, all toll) Triboro, Throgs Neck and one other (I forgot the name, sorry. Do a quick google/mapquest and you will see them). Take the cross bronx over to the GWB and get in the lanes for the lower level. When you get off, look for signs for the NJ Turnpike and you will probably make it home in a snap (again, toll is USUALLY faster because people are generally cheap).

;)

Hope this helps!

lofter1
October 3rd, 2006, 03:05 PM
Every newscast I've heard in the past few days leading up to play-off games say: Take the Train!! Don't Drive to the Stadiums!!!

btw: You can take the ferry to both Yankee & Mets Stadiums.

If the weather is good it's a fantastic way to go ...

Yankees: http://www.nywaterway.com/event/baseball-cruise.shtml

new york waterway: 1.800.533.3779

Mets: http://www.nywatertaxi.com/nywt.aspx?s=sig&c=metsexpress

ny water taxi: 212.742.1969