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post #3721 of 8178
why would you have to go downtown on a weekend or a night? (srs question) Lots of great restaurants downtown, yes, but then you can't have anything to drink if you're driving.





one of the great things about NYC is you can eat to oblivion and drink yourself silly, and then to get home you just have to walk out the door and raise your hand in the air.
post #3722 of 8178

Teetotaler wife so can drink myself senseless.

UES side is a wasteland.

UWS is a nightmare.

See no point to midtown for food.

Leaving 23rd on down.

 

If I want to go for dimsum on a Sunday, I'd be looking at a pain-in-the-ass subway trip. In the car it's a 30 minute cruise with the windows open taking in the splendour of the lovely East River.

 

Unless the UN is in town, of course.

 

lefty

post #3723 of 8178
Why live so far away from things you like?
post #3724 of 8178
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Why live so far away from things you like?

downtown housing prices. though I did almost move to Sullivan and Bleecker. that would have been awesome.
post #3725 of 8178
I don't know how driving downtown is any better on the weekends. I went out to the LES this past weekend and the traffic on Bowery was a mess. Even worse than usual with the San Gennaro festival. Was cabbing it back and forth because of the rain.
post #3726 of 8178
a few years ago, i made the mistake of turning onto Mulberry while San Gennaro was happening. whoops.
post #3727 of 8178
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Why live so far away from things you like?
 
Seriously?
 
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I don't know how driving downtown is any better on the weekends. I went out to the LES this past weekend and the traffic on Bowery was a mess. Even worse than usual with the San Gennaro festival. Was cabbing it back and forth because of the rain.

 

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a few years ago, i made the mistake of turning onto Mulberry while San Gennaro was happening. whoops.

 

You have to know the routes and the shortcuts, have a B and C plan, and avoid any festivals. A sense of humour helps as well. But more often than not driving beats the subway for me.

 

lefty

post #3728 of 8178
i'll typically take a train to a destination, then a late cab back.


i've even ventured onto the 1 train while donning a tuxedo.
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lefty

post #3730 of 8178
Yeah, I always tell myself when I go out to suck it up and take the train home. 99% of the time that never happens and I blow $25 on a cab ride home.
post #3731 of 8178
How much do you guys blow on a typical night out, including cabs?
post #3732 of 8178
Thread Starter 
If I take a cab five times in a year, I have failed.
post #3733 of 8178
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How much do you guys blow on a typical night out, including cabs?

there is no answer here. I've had $50 nights out and $500 nights out.
post #3734 of 8178
You guys need to get jobs where you work you so late so often that ordering a car or getting a cab is typical and nobody will notice a few extra rides on the weekends.

Duh.
post #3735 of 8178
Haters.... driving in early morning/night/weekends in NYC is wicked awesome. It just sucks to pay for a garage/parking spot, even worse if you try to street park everyday. But actual driving around NYC is pretty easy (especially compared to other cities like boston, LA, San francisco). I did drive around a bit in Chicago and Chicago is actually pretty easy to drive around in (even in heavy downtown areas you can turn right on red).
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and especially:

- when it rains
- when you're going somewhere in formal attire
- with kids/dogs/elderly parents/clueless friends

when I have friends visiting NYC for the 1st time I usually take a two pronged approach where we'll all drive around the city, but still park 3-5 blocks away (usually where I know theres free/long duration meter parking) so they can still walk around/experience the walking aspect of the city.

example: there is ample/easy 3 hour metered parking in the blocks near the MoMa (after Park or 8th Ave) - sometimes there's even street parking right in the front of MoMa.

or if I'm going to a yankees game its very easy to find parking the subway stop before the stadium in the bronx. Citi Field is easy too (there's plentiful parking in corona park and its a nice walk to the stadium through the park).

^it beats having to sit in a subway for long periods of time.
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