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Aussie84

help from jamaica area to manhattan

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Hey all,

 

We're visiting from Australia and are in desperate need of assistance. we did the silly idea of 1. not researching enough before we got to new york.. and 2. hiring a car for the time we are here..

 

we're staying at the best western on S Conduit Ave (closest cross st would be Rockaway Blvd)

 

we're planning on getting a 2 day 'new york pass' and getting 2x 1day fun passes to get around.

 

wheres the best place to drive to for free parking(or cheap all day parking) that is close enough to safely walk to a bus or train station to purchase a 1 day fun pass and get on to get into the city. (the walk to the closest station for the E-line is out of the question after driving around that area)

 

Thanks in advance!!!

 

ps: sorry if this is in the wrong section

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If you near South Conduit Avenue and Rockaway Blvd, you can take the Q6 or Q7 buses....the Q6 takes you to Jamaica Center-Parsons/Archer (E)(J)(Z) subway station and the Q7 takes you to Rockaway Blvd, Grand Avenue (A) subway stations and Euclid Avenue (A)(C) subway station. The (E) is express in Queens and local in Manhattan, the (A) is express in Brooklyn and Manhattan and local in Queens. You and your girlfriend cay buy 1 day Fun Pass which are $7.50 or 14-day Metro-Card which is $47 or you can by a 7-day Metro-Card which is $25. For driving there is no free parking in the City....you have pay for parking or put a dollar worth quarters in the parking meter's (depending on the parking hours) so its best to take the train which is cheaper. Remember subway and bus fares are $2....if you taking the bus make sure you have excat change as in dollar coins, nickels, dimes and quarters....no dollar bills. I hope that helps:)

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ok so we walk from our hotel to the corner of rockaway and s conduit..for the Q6? is there a stop there or is it a point a - b no stops sorta thing? $2each to driver or do i need a ticket?

get off at the 'Jamaica Center-Parsons/Archer subway station' buy a 1day fun pass. get the (E) to the city. hop around the city on mta buses or subways with the 1 day pass all day?

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ok so we walk from our hotel to the corner of rockaway and s conduit..for the Q6? is there a stop there or is it a point a - b no stops sorta thing? $2each to driver or do i need a ticket?

get off at the 'Jamaica Center-Parsons/Archer subway station' buy a 1day fun pass. get the (E) to the city. hop around the city on mta buses or subways with the 1 day pass all day?

 

I never been to that hotel before, but you should be able to see a bus pole marked "Q6 Jamaica" and thats the bus to take to Jamaica Center-Parsons/Archer station and you purchase your Fun pass or whatever Metro-Card from the Metro-Card Vending Machine and take the (E) train to the City!

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ok, looks like we'll be cabbing it from our hotel to the station.. the area between here and there seems quite unsafe for the likes of us two small youngens from Aus..

 

we need to pick up our new york passes from planet hollywood on broadway/45th avenue.. should we get off at 7th station and walk? looking at the maps we have that seems the closest

 

thankyou so much for your help..

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ok, looks like we'll be cabbing it from our hotel to the station.. the area between here and there seems quite unsafe for the likes of us two small youngens from Aus..

 

we need to pick up our new york passes from planet hollywood on broadway/45th avenue.. should we get off at 7th station and walk? looking at the maps we have that seems the closest

 

thankyou so much for your help..

 

Take the (N)(R) or (W) to 49th Street and walk down 7th Avenue to 45th Street and 7th Avenue and your welcome!

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Unfortunately, you have chosen a hotel which is in a remote area of NYC transportation-wise. However, all is not lost. The best thing for you to do is, on weekdays, to drive your rental to the Van Wyck Blvd station or north of the Parsons Blvd station on the (F) line, you many have to park a few blocks away from these stations but they are decent areas, and take the train into the city. Be mindful of the alternate-side-of-the-street parking signs. On weekends you'd be better off driving to 23rd St/Court Square station (E)(G) lines or the 39th Av (N) station and then take the train in. Parking in Manhattan isn't bad on Sundays as most meters are not in effect then. As a rule of thumb, for Monday-Saturday parking, you can forget finding on-the-street parking in the box which borders 34th St - 66th St - Broadway and 3rd Avenue...and garage parking could nail you for up to $40 a pop. :cry: That and driving in Manhattan is stressful and not for the faint of heart.

 

That's the best that I can tell you...oh, and don't deal with those Q6 or Q7 buses whatsoever. You'll be sorry.

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