Never a good time!
Posted August 12, 2015 - 04:58 AM
Any ways made it to Penn. Station, got return tickets, an on correct train all in less than 5 minutes because the wife thought we would miss the train.. We made it, considering we got to the station at 11:48, and the train left at 12:05 ... Doh! But thankfully it had been delayed... Whew!! Made back to Boston and home before 5:30 pm.
Not a recommended adventure by any standard.
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Posted August 12, 2015 - 05:04 AM
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Posted August 12, 2015 - 05:32 AM
I grew up just outside the rotten apple. Soon as I became an adult, I avoided it, except for a Central Park Concert in 1972. The ride home after was so bad we ended up on the wrong side of the GW bridge. I have only passed through a few times since. Good Luck, Rick
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Posted August 12, 2015 - 05:44 AM
Glad you made it out ok and hope the paperwork went well.
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Posted August 12, 2015 - 06:02 AM
Closest I have been is Passaic, NJ! That was too close for me!
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Posted August 12, 2015 - 07:59 AM
Have driven past but never stopped. Never want to either!
Posted August 12, 2015 - 08:38 AM
Just another day in the neighborhood. I live east of NYC, about 60 miles away on the Island. You get use to the change in pace and bustle. But there's two things that will give you agida every time...........the traffic and your tax bill.
Glad you made it out in one piece. Did you get the chance to enjoy a slice of real pizza?
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Posted August 12, 2015 - 10:01 AM
Posted August 12, 2015 - 10:45 AM
I'm glad you made it home all right.
I'm with shorty. I try to avoid all cities if possible. I don't like Boston or NYC. I have driven in Brooklyn and Long Island and don't want to do it again. I stood in front of a relatives residence in Brooklyn, right in the middle of the street, and felt claustrophobic.
Give me open spaces and I'm happy.
I hope the wife's paperwork goes well.
Edited by daytime dave, August 12, 2015 - 10:47 AM.
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Posted August 12, 2015 - 11:04 AM
Been to NYC quite a few times when I was younger. A buddy and I were dating a couple of young ladies at ADelphi University on Long Island. That didn't last too long seems we traveled in two different worlds. As I have grown older I also have become quite content to stay out in the more open spaces and only travel to Atlanta when absolutely have to, and even then I usually don't drive unless we are on the Bike passing through.
A few years ago we did a ride down to a restaurant in downtown Atlanta. The restaurant was Great and we had a good time but riding in downtown really stressed me out. I can feel your pain having to go to NYC.
Posted August 12, 2015 - 01:00 PM
I use to go Chicago every other year for the IMTS. Very good pizza. Deep dish and a lot of those slices that are meals types. Still wouldn't trade them for a slice of cheese from the Big Apple though
Wanna talk bagels now
Posted August 12, 2015 - 01:54 PM
Posted August 12, 2015 - 02:49 PM
You didn't mention if the cabby had a case of B.O -- that can ruin your appetite.
I've been to New York state several times , very nice place---the big city never have never will.
Posted August 12, 2015 - 03:02 PM
Keith, I doubt I'll ever venture into NYC, and likely could guarantee it. Wish your trip went better.