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Visiting NYC on Friday for a week

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Hello all, I am visiting NYC on Friday and staying for the whole week. Since I havnt been in NYC for a while, I want to know which subway routes offer nice scenery. I know the (7) Flushing line does.. but what are the others? What are the subway must do's other than riding the slants on (;) and visiting the transit musuem?

 

any help is appriciated.

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Any line that runs to coney island or brighton beach has some decent areas to look at. Try the staten island ferry. It's free. Also try the roosevelt island tramway. It's one meterocard swipe. Enjoy your stay!!!

 

- A

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If you want some nice bridge shots, you've got to take the (6) all the way up, particularly during sunset. It's not very touristy, but it's beautiful and even somewhat romantic in a sense. You'll get the Throgs Neck and Whitestone.

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Any line that runs to coney island or brighton beach has some decent areas to look at. Try the staten island ferry. It's free. Also try the roosevelt island tramway. It's one meterocard swipe. Enjoy your stay!!!

 

- A

 

Does the Roosevelt Island Tram take 30 day unlimited cards too?

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If the fare is $2 dollars, then yes. I use my unlimited card all over, in the subways, buses and Long Island buses.

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Does the Roosevelt Island Tram take 30 day unlimited cards too?

 

Yes. PATH does not though.

 

- A

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Hello all, I am visiting NYC on Friday and staying for the whole week. Since I havnt been in NYC for a while, I want to know which subway routes offer nice scenery. I know the (7) Flushing line does.. but what are the others? What are the subway must do's other than riding the slants on (;) and visiting the transit musuem?

 

any help is appriciated.

1. Wait for an R38/R40/R42 (A) train and ride it all the way to Far rockaway (NOT Lefferts). The view of the run between Rockaway Ave. and Far rockaway is amazing.

2. Railfan on the (:) line in Brooklyn.

 

3. the Culver Line (F) is pretty scenic too.

 

4. The (7) and <7> is a MUST...

 

5. The (6) in the Bronx

 

6. The (E) line in Queens, going S/B starting around Jamaica Center

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Damn. There goes any reason to go to NJ, haha.

 

You don't want a monthly card for a week though. Get a 7 day card. Take a trip to newark penn station. It's pretty cool. From the golden age of the railroad.

 

- A

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You don't want a monthly card for a week though. Get a 7 day card. Take a trip to newark penn station. It's pretty cool. From the golden age of the railroad.

 

- A

 

what you talkin' bout, willis?!

 

I'm not the guy going to NYC for a week. ;)

 

Is Newark Penn that old?

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If you're going to visit NY and want to ride the trains around for some scenery, these are my picks:

 

(;) from Brighton Beach to 42nd St/Bryant Park

 

(7) to 74th St/Roosevelt Ave

 

(E) to Jamaica Center

 

(J) to Fulton St.

 

(A) to Far Rockaway or Rockaway Park/Beach 116

 

That'll keep you busy for a while and hit a lot of the highlights in the system. If that doesn't tire you out, ride the (6) around the Brooklyn Bridge loop (look out the right side of the train hint hint) and check out the Franklin Avenue (S)

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what you talkin' bout, willis?!

 

I'm not the guy going to NYC for a week. ;)

 

Is Newark Penn that old?

 

Yea, hoboken terminal is older though.

 

- A

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The (2) and (5) lines in the bronx are good for railfanning. Esp the dyre branch(The (5) line) which is basically the IRT version of the brighton line, its like riding the subway though the country. Im so mad i never rode this line when redbirds were running on the (5). Also the (2) line north of E180th street is cool for railfanning, its really nice riding though gun hill RD.

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