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Reasons why New York Sucks

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by Manton, Aug 26, 2012.

  1. JubeiSpiegel

    JubeiSpiegel Senior member

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    How bad are taxi rates in NYC nowadays? I'm flying in to LGA and catching a taxi to midtown, was curious on what price ballpark to expect... :embar:
     
  2. archetypal_yuppie

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    $30-$40, depending on traffic, route (tolls), destination, etc.

    If you leave for LGA via midtown taxi, be aware it can be impossible to catch one if it's rush hour or similar.
     
  3. JubeiSpiegel

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    Thank you, i'll keep this in mind on my way back to LGA.
     
  4. capnMURPHY2021

    capnMURPHY2021 Senior member

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    There's a shuttle that runs between LGA and Grand Central if you're going to midtown. Under $20 I think
     
  5. gomestar

    gomestar Senior member

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    IMO, that extra $20 for a taxi is well worth it.
     
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  6. otc

    otc Senior member

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    What kind of third world city doesn't have trains running to its airports?
     
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  7. JubeiSpiegel

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    Will probably stick with the taxi since my hotel is closer to central park.

    Good to know there is a shuttle though...
     
  8. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    It does, but it takes forever using them. I cannot even fathom not taking a taxi to and from an airport.
     
  9. hooker4186

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    The kind served by 3 airports? Those train things are pretty expensive I hear, so 2/3 ain't bad considering.
     
  10. archetypal_yuppie

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    That's because you can't fathom travelling out of NYC, if I'm not mistaken.
     
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    Correct re previous post. Not that expensive.




    -1. Shuttles don't work in NYC. They pick up at various terminals and drop off at various locations. Take a taxi.




    Plus fucking one.


    What kind of third world city doesn't have trains running to its airports?[/quote




    +1
     
  12. otc

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    Those crappy things aren't what I mean. You should be able to hop on the subway, end up at JFK, and walk into a terminal like its no big deal (instead of taking a long ass ride and then having to transfer to some other crap).
     
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    if I'm already at JFK am in one terminal, god help me should I actually have to be in a different terminal. Nightmare.


    I used to do the Grand Central busses, though I also worked near them so would just hit them up when I had to leave. They're not bad, but they're like $20 or so one-way. Good for a poor student who travels light, but got help you if you work downtown and have to go to LGA via the bus. Pony up for the cab.
     
  14. thefastlife

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    Westchester County is worse :/
     
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    I think the most consistent way to JFK is taking the LIRR to Jamaica and then the airtrain. Most taxi drivers don't know how to get around the traffic jams in Queens. So taxis can be quite variable. I have a friend who uses a particular driver from a car service who knows all the shortcuts to Queens.
     
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  16. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I do like traveling outside of NYC, just not to surrounding regions so much. Going to another large city? I'm down. Burbs, not so much.
     
  17. gomestar

    gomestar Senior member

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    dont u know that stuff is super cheap in flyover country?
     
  18. romafan

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    used waze (sp?:confused:) this weekend to avoid major back-up on belt pkwy - it successfully navigated us through brooklyn (east new york!) and safely out to queens!
     
  19. tropics

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    biden nailed it, laguardia, jfk and associated transportation is like something from the 3rd world.
     
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    Has anyone tried the train to the Q70 or vice versa? Seems it could be convenient if the bus trip is only 7ish minutes.
     

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