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tbenson81
June 24th, 2006, 10:47 AM
Is the subway the fastest way to get there? If so which line should I take?

Thanks,

Tony

ManhattanKnight
June 24th, 2006, 11:03 AM
Is the subway the fastest way to get there? If so which line should I take?



Yes. Take the Downtown 4 or 5 train to the Bowling Green station, which is across the street from Battery Park.

tbenson81
June 24th, 2006, 11:08 AM
I appreciate it!

Does it make a difference if I pick 4 or 5 or does it not matter?

ManhattanKnight
June 24th, 2006, 11:13 AM
I appreciate it!

Does it make a difference if I pick 4 or 5 or does it not matter?

It matters not.

tbenson81
June 24th, 2006, 11:15 AM
Thanks man!

ManhattanKnight
June 24th, 2006, 11:17 AM
Thanks man!
You're welcome. When exiting the Bowling Green station, be sure to glance across the street at Cass Gilbert's magnificent United States Customs House (http://www.nyc-architecture.com/LM/LM012-ALEXANDERHAMILTONCUSTOMHOUSE.htm).

tbenson81
June 24th, 2006, 11:37 AM
I will have to check out that building.

I was looking over the schedules for the 4 and 5 lines on mta.nyc.ny.us and it looks like there will be no problem getting from Grand to Battery at 7am because the subway looks like it gets to the station every few minutes.

However - we had planned on returning from Battery Park to Grand Central at around 11:30am or Noon (Weekday) and there looks like there are no pickup times on the schedule in that timeframe

Looks as though there is a gap in the subway service from like 10am to 3pm.I am sure this is because most people are traveling at rush hour. Is it difficult to catch a northbound subway around lunch time in battery park or brooklyn bridge area? I cant seem to find any times on the schedules

Thanks again.

Tony

ManhattanKnight
June 24th, 2006, 11:42 AM
I will have to check out that building.

I was looking over the schedules for the 4 and 5 lines on mta.nyc.ny.us and it looks like there will be no problem getting from Grand to Battery at 7am because the subway looks like it gets to the station every few minutes.

However - we had planned on returning from Battery Park to Grand Central at around 11:30am or Noon (Weekday) and there looks like there are no pickup times on the schedule in that timeframe

Looks as though there is a gap in the subway service from like 10am to 3pm.I am sure this is because most people are traveling at rush hour. Is it difficult to catch a northbound subway around lunch time in battery park or brooklyn bridge area? I cant seem to find any times on the schedules

Thanks again.

Tony

Subway/bus "schedules" are pretty meaningless except to give a general idea of the frequency of service. The 4 and 5 trains are 2 of the busiest lines in the system and run 24/7 every few minutes except very late at night.

tbenson81
June 24th, 2006, 11:43 AM
Thanks again Knight - you have been of much help!

Thanks again for the customs building tip. The pics look really cool!

Tony

lofter1
June 24th, 2006, 11:48 AM
... Cass Gilbert's magnificent United States Customs House (http://www.nyc-architecture.com/LM/LM012-ALEXANDERHAMILTONCUSTOMHOUSE.htm).
This building houses the Museum of the American Indian (http://www.nmai.si.edu/subpage.cfm?subpage=exhibitions&second=ny) , where no entrance fee is charged.

tbenson81
June 24th, 2006, 11:48 AM
Thanks Lofter

ManhattanKnight
June 24th, 2006, 12:00 PM
This building houses the Museum of the American Indian (http://www.nmai.si.edu/subpage.cfm?subpage=exhibitions&second=ny) , where no entrance fee is charged.

And the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York (http://www.nysb.uscourts.gov/). An entrance fee is charged.