Capt.Fantastic
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Getting From LGA To Manhattan

Mon Jul 07, 2003 12:24 am

Hello:

I will be visiting NYC in a few weeks, flying into LGA. What is the best way of getting from the Airport to lower Manhattan?

Also, does anyone know of any good hotels? I would like to stay near some major sites, and especially like to visit Ground Zero, and pay my respects to our fallen heroes.

Any advise would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance  Smile
 
bigphilnyc
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RE: Getting From LGA To Manhattan

Mon Jul 07, 2003 1:04 am

Your BEST bet in getting to Manhattan from LGA is cab.

The airpot buses are a little confusing for visitors and may not serve a route you need.

The cab will cost a bit, but I think it is worth it, getting service right up to the door of where you will be staying, especially with all the bags you have.

If it costs more than $30 to anywhere in Manhtaan, you're being ripped off. I've taken the cab for as low as $20 even, plus tip of course.

If you video taken of your arrival or departure, I might be able ot arrange it. Email me at bigphilnyc@yahoo.com.

-Phil
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bigphilnyc
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RE: Getting From LGA To Manhattan

Mon Jul 07, 2003 1:13 am

Oh, hotels!!! I forgot.

The Bentley, which is on East 62nd and York (far east side) is a nice hotel, with a restaurant on the top 21st flor (I belive its 21) that overlooks the Queensborough bridge. Nice but a bit more of a walk to a subway than most other hotels.

The other one I recommend is the Thirty Thirty hotel, which is, take a guess, at 30 East 30th Street, half a bock off fifth avenue. It's pretty nice, and three blocks from the Empire State Building. Local delis are ope 24 hours so you can get a snack no matter what the time. I've left the hotel and walked barefoot to the delis.

Thirty Thirty will probably be the best bet. Good price too, especially for NYC hotels.

Oh, and yes, I do live here, but don't ask why I was staying in a hotel in my own city. *male prostitution* lol
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Dr.DTW
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RE: Getting From LGA To Manhattan

Mon Jul 07, 2003 4:53 am

I'm going to be visiting NYC also...

What would be the best airport to fly into: LGA, EWR, JFK???

I have never been to NYC before, and will just be there for two days..

Any advice would be greatly appreciated  Smile

Thanks  Smile
 
Sean-SAN-
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RE: Getting From LGA To Manhattan

Mon Jul 07, 2003 7:11 am

They have a private bus service (I think it's $15 round trip) that drops you off at Grand Central, and a few other places I think.


As for hotels, I used priceline and got a very nice place near Grand Central for $75 per night, the travelocity price was $150 for the same room, on the same night!

-Sean
 
UN_B732
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RE: Getting From LGA To Manhattan

Tue Jul 08, 2003 3:15 am

LaGuardia is closest to Manhattan from waht I hear.
cough-cough Embassy Suites New York is great, I paid $150 and got a suite with a little room with couch and TV, and then another room...when I was there, a bunch of famous people were there :P. They have a bunch of restauraunts, modern design, evening manger's reception and free breakfast. and a great hotel overall.
-AG.
Right across the street from Ground Zero.
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bigphilnyc
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RE: Getting From LGA To Manhattan

Tue Jul 08, 2003 4:07 am

Ground Zero is too far form everyhitng else.

The Thirty Thirty Hotel was $99 a night.
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jhooper
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RE: Getting From LGA To Manhattan

Tue Jul 08, 2003 9:32 am

Take the M60 bus. It couldn't be simpler. It will drop you off right at 125th street, then you can use the subway system to get wherever you're going.

If you use a cab, go outside where people line up for the Yellow cabs. Don't let the guys who walk inside the terminal to solicit business talk you into using their services. They may not be properly licensed and could charge as much as twice what the legitimate city cabs charge.
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