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November 29th, 2003, 12:18 AM
Hi to you all !

Is there anyone kind enough to tell me more or even post some photos with the underwater link between NY and New Jersey?

How long is it (km)?

Is it usually full with jammed cars ?

Thank you in advance.

November 29th, 2003, 12:36 PM
There are two vehicle tunnels between Manhattan and New Jersey, the
Holland Tunnel (http://www.nycroads.com/crossings/holland/) and the Lincoln Tunnel (http://www.nycroads.com/crossings/lincoln/).

November 30th, 2003, 03:58 AM
WOOOOW :roll: Thank you sooooo much for answering me !!!!!

I now know how those 2 tunnels look like! I wonder .....just how much time does a car need, let's say in rush hours...to cross one of those tunnels? And....which are usually the rush hours?? Could you please tell me?

And....one more question....pleeeeaaase !

Could you tell me if is there a place in JFK airport specially build for smokers? Or, is there a chance for me to smoke a cigarette somewhere in the JFK airport, after a very long flight??

But what about NY? I heard nobody smokes there....Are there any snackbars/coffeebars or something like that, where you can have a cup of coffee and smoke a cigarrette??

Thank you again for being so nice !

April 23rd, 2004, 02:04 AM
:) I normally spend more time waiting to get into the tunnels then I do in the tunnels!

As for smoking... NYC has pretty much banned smoking indoors - You'll have to go outside

April 23rd, 2004, 11:19 AM
Rush hours are about 6:00am-10:00am, and 3:00pm to 7:00pm. With bad traffic the tunnels can be backed up for an hour or more during rush hour, but usually not. Once you get into the tunnel it usually doesn't take more than 5 minutes to get across, though it varies widely.

There are lots of coffee shops with outside seating where smoking is allowed. I don't know what the rules are at the airport, sorry.

April 23rd, 2004, 12:52 PM
Workers tightening a rivet in the Holland Tunnel, New York, New York, and Jersey City, New Jersey [Holland Tunnel]
Could it be a New York construction work on the left and a New Jersey construction worker on the right?

March 11th, 2009, 01:26 PM
The Holland Tunnel

Wednesday, February 25th 2009, 4:00 AM

http://assets.nydailynews.com/img/2009/02/25/alg_holland-interior.jpg Port Authority of NY
The interior of the Holland Tunnel

http://assets.nydailynews.com/img/2009/02/25/amd_holland-opening.jpg UPI
Opening day of the Holland Tunnel on November 13, 1927.

http://assets.nydailynews.com/img/2009/02/25/amd_holland-carts.jpg Daily News

The Eighth Wonder of the World, it was called, twin vehicular tubes beneath the Hudson River (http://www.nydailynews.com/topics/Hudson+River), the world's longest underwater tunnels – the end of three centuries of Manhattan (http://www.nydailynews.com/topics/Manhattan)'s utter dependence on Hudson ferries if you didn't happen to be riding the Pennsylvania Railroad.

Engineer Clifford Holland had already built the East River's four subway tunnels, so he knew from digging, and he was thus quite naturally the man put in charge when the states of New York (http://www.nydailynews.com/topics/New+York) and New Jersey (http://www.nydailynews.com/topics/New+Jersey) jointly began tunnel construction in 1920 after years of planning.

Holland (http://www.nydailynews.com/topics/Netherlands) himself didn't live to see completion of the big job seven years later – he died from overwork and exhaustion in 1924, at age 41 – and by Nov. 13, 1927, when 40,000 pedestrians and 46,000 cars and trucks lined up for miles and miles on both sides of the river to claim honors as first-day crossers, the tunnel had taken his name in memoriam.

Meanwhile, a great Hudson bridge was already on the drawing board. So much for ferries.

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March 11th, 2009, 03:15 PM
Thanks very very much for all of the pictures of the underwater link between New York and New Jersey.