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(Upstate & NJ West)

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(& Long Island)
Parking
> Garage
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Cruise Ship
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+recommendations
* transportation tip

other useful info...
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>> EVB&C location
>> Gratuity/Tipping
>> MetroCards
>> NYC government website

>> Public transportation
>> Taxis


 

 

...click on any link for more relevant information

 

 

John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK)

transportation options:
Public Transportation
New York Airport Service
Rental Car
SuperShuttle
Taxi


Public Transportation
( Subway via AirTrain)
from all terminals
+ 1 to 4 people on a budget and little luggage

Cost per person: $7.25 (AirTrain $5.00 + Subway $2.25)
Payment method: Pay-Per-Ride MetroCard (unlimited ride cards are not accepted for AirTrain).
Total Time: 1-2 hours depending on the time of day. Subway service available 24 hours.
Directions: The AirTrain services all terminals and links to the A train subway at the Howard Beach/JFK station. Take the Manhattan-bound A train. (Try to get on the 'back' of the train - closer to the exit and direction you are headed.)
Continue with.

Option 1: Exit the A train at Manhattan's West 4th St./Washington Sq.Station.
From there EITHER take a taxi (approx. $7.50) OR use your free transfer on the Metrocard to the M8 bus at 6th Avenue and 8th Street (across from Gray's Papaya) and get off on Avenue C and 10th Street. Walk south toward the gardens (and away from the tall buildings) to 110 Avenue C.Note: the M8 bus does not operate on weekends.
Option 2: Take the A train to 14th St. and transfer to the L train. Take the L to the1st Avenue stop. From there EITHER take a taxi, OR the M14 bus to Avenue C and 11th Street and walk south, OR just walk.
Option 3: Exit at Jay Street/Borough Hall in downtown Brooklyn and transfer to the F train directly across the platform. Exit the F train at the 2nd Avenue stop. (You want the 1st Avenue exit.) EITHER walk from there OR take a taxi.

MetroCards can be purchased at the subway station. Subway and bus maps are available for free from the token booth clerk. Children under 5 ride the AirTrain for free.

The official website for public trains, subways, and buses in NYC -- provides up to the minute service alerts and scheduled changes:
http://www.mta.nyc.ny.us

NOTE: There are 2 AirTrains at JFK. One train just circles the terminal the other will take you to the "A" train Howard Beach/JFK subway station. The M8 bus does not run on weekends and the M14 bus can be quite crowded.



New York Airport Service (Express Bus)
from all Terminals
+ 1 person with luggage willing to take the subway (and bus or taxi) connection OR 2 persons with luggage willing to take a direct taxi connection

Cost per person: $16.00 to Grand Central Terminal; $29.00 round trip
Payment method: Cash only at airport, credit cards accepted online
Time: Every 15 - 30 minutes
6:15 AM to 11:10 PM
Total Time: approx. 1 - 1/4-1/2 hours with direct taxi connection from GCT (longer during rush hour); 1-1/2 - 2 hours with subway connection and bus transfer or with subway connection and walking.
Directions: Tickets can be purchased the ground transportation area at the airport or through the ticket agent at the bus stop or online. This minibus will take you to Grand Central Terminal. From GCT you can EITHER take a yellow taxi (approx. $9) OR the subway. Catch the 6 train subway line going downtown inside GCT. Get off at 8th Street/Astor Place. From Astor Place EITHER walk along 8th Street to our place (15 minutes) OR take a yellow taxi (approx. $5). If you don't want to walk, you can also transfer to the M8 bus eastbound next to Starbucks going to the East Village ($2.25 or free transfer with MetroCard). Get off the bus at 10th Street and Avenue C and walk south toward the gardens (away from the tall buildings).Note: the M8 bus does not operate on weekends.

MetroCards can be purchased at the subway entrance inside GCT.


Rental Car*
(* For more information on rental cars at JFK, click here and select Kennedy under 'Commuting and Traveling'; from the 'Getting To and From JFK' pull-down menu select Rental Cars.)
+ "Toll-free" route

Cost: Free
Time: 45 minutes - 1-1/2 hours, depending on time of day

Toll-Free Directions: Take the shuttle bus to your respective rental car company. At the desk, request a NYC vicinity map from the rental car office. Take the Van Wyck Expressway (I-678) north (Manhattan bound) from the airport to Grand Central Parkway (495) north/west bound; from Grand Central Parkway go left (west) on the Long Island Expressway; then south on the (278) Brooklyn Queens Expressway "BQE"; from the BQE you want to take the Williamsburg Bridge to Manhattan; stay on the right hand side of the bridge and make the first right off the bridge to Clinton Street; continue up Clinton street a few lights to Houston Street (gas station on far side); make a right at the light onto Houston Street; turn left at the next light (and another gas station on left side) which is Avenue C; continue up Avenue C to EVB&C and drop off your luggage or look for
+street parking or garage parking.

(*Listen to 1010 WINS AM radio for up-to-the-minute traffic reports every 10 minutes. In the event of a 'road condition' ahead, follow the instructions for the "toll" route – alternatively, follow a parallel road on the map.)


"Toll" route
Cost: $5.50 Queens-Midtown Tunnel
Payment method: Cash only or EZ PASS
Time: 45 minutes - 1-1/2 hours, depending on time of day

Directions: Request a NYC vicinity map from the rental car office. Take the Van Wyck Expressway (I-678) north (Manhattan bound) from the airport to the Long Island Expressway; follow the signs to the "Queens-Midtown Tunnel"; take the 'downtown' exit from the tunnel down 2nd Avenue; make a left (eastbound) onto 20th Street, 14th Street or 10th Street to Avenue C. Continue down Avenue C to EVB&C and drop off your luggage or look for
+street parking or garage parking.



SuperShuttle

+ 1 person with time to spare and desiring a hassle-free direct drop off (You might get a bit of a free tour of Manhattan.)

This is a small blue van that directly drops off riders at their destinations. WHEN you are dropped off depends on the COMBINED destinations of all riders, so ask the driver. PLEASE tell the driver you arriving to a hotel.

Cost per person: $19.00 per person ($22.69 including tax, not including gratuity)
Payment method: Cash or Credit Card
Time: On demand, 24 hours
Total Time: 1-1/2 - 3-1/2 hours depending on traffic, destination of riders, and order of drop-offs
Directions: Reservations are not required in advance and can be made at the ground transportation area at the airport. Have the location of EVB&C handy... just in case you have a 'new' driver.



Taxi

+ 2 - 4 persons with luggage

PLEASE, do not take any other kind (or color) of taxi except a yellow taxi; they will take your money!

Cost (total): $52 flat rate to any destination in Manhattan (plus tip and toll* - if any). This rate is the law! NOTE: $0.50 surcharge between 8pm and 6am.
Payment method: Cash or credit card
Time: 45 minutes - 1-1/4 hour depending on traffic
Directions: Follow the sign for "taxi's" from the ground transportation area. Tell the cab driver to take the Williamsburg Bridge (*no toll) to Manhattan; stay on the right hand side of the bridge and make the first right off the bridge to Clinton Street; continue up Clinton street a few lights to Houston Street and turn right. Turn left on at Avenue C (gas station to your left at turn) and continue up Avenue C to the far right corner where EVB&C is located between 7th and 8th Street.

(*
Print out these 'toll free' driving instructions from JFK...just in case your driver doesn't know where he/she is going, or you want to impress him/her.)

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LaGuardia Airport (LGA)

transportation options:
Public Transportation
New York Airport Service
SuperShuttle
Taxi


Public Transportation
(Bus to Subway)
from all terminals except Marine Air Terminal
+ 1 or 2 people on a budget with little luggage

Cost per person: $2.25 with MetroCard, $4.50 without
Payment method: Coins (bus only) and/or MetroCard
Time: Bus runs every 10 - 20 minutes 24 hours
Total Time: approx. 1 hour 15 minutes
Directions: Take the M60 bus to Manhattan (operated by MTA New York Transit). Exit at 125th Street and Lexington Avenue. At 125th and Lex. transfer to the 6 subway train going downtown. Get off at 8th Street/Astor Place. From Astor Place EITHER walk along 8th Street to our place (15 minutes) OR take a taxi (approx. $5). If you don't want to walk, you can also transfer to the M8 bus eastbound next to Starbucks going to the East Village. Get off the bus at 10th Street and Avenue C and walk south toward the gardens (away from the tall buildings). Note: the M8 bus does not operate on weekends.

MetroCards can be purchased at LaGuardia airport news stands
.



Public Transportation (Bus to Subway)
from Marine Air Terminal ONLY
+ 1 or 2 people on a budget with little luggage

Cost per person: $2.25 with MetroCard, $4.50 without
Payment method: Coins (bus only) and/or MetroCard
Time: Bus runs every 30 minutes 4:50 AM to 1:00 AM
Total Time: approx. 1 hour 15 minutes
Directions: Take the Q47 (Triboro Coach) bus to Roosevelt Avenue/74th Street and transfer to the 'Manhattan bound' F subway train. Exit the F train at the 2nd Avenue stop. (You want the 1st Avenue exit.) EITHER walk from there OR take a taxi.

MetroCards can be purchased at LaGuardia airport news stands
.



New York Airport Service (Express Bus)
from all Terminals
+ 1 person with luggage and little time restraints– the taxi/subway and/or bus connection will be cheaper than a taxi and faster (and cheaper) than SuperShuttle!)

Cost per person: $13.00 to Grand Central Terminal; $23.00 round trip
Payment method: Cash only at airport, credit cards accepted online
Time: Bus runs every 15 - 30 minutes
7:20 AM to 11:00 PM
Total Time: approx. 30-45 minutes with direct taxi connection; 45-60 min. with subway connection to taxi; or 45-90min. with subway connection and bus transfer
Directions: Tickets can be purchased at the ground transportation area of the airport or through the +ticket agent at the bus stop or online. This minibus will take you to Grand Central Terminal. From GCT you can EITHER take a yellow taxi (approx. $9) OR the subway. Catch the 6 train subway line going downtown inside GCT. Get off at 8th Street/Astor Place. From Astor Place EITHER walk along 8th Street to our place (15 minutes) OR take a yellow taxi (approx. $5). If you don't want to walk, you can also transfer to the M8 bus eastbound next to Starbucks going to the East Village ($2.25 or free transfer with MetroCard). Get off the bus at 10th Street and Avenue C and walk south toward the gardens (away from the tall buildings).

(*Grand Central Terminal is located at 42nd St. and Park Ave. where the viaduct parts. The subway entrance is on your right hand side.)

MetroCards can be purchased at LaGuardia airport news stands or the subway entrance inside GCT.



SuperShuttle

+ 1 person with time to spare and desiring a hassle-free direct drop off (You might get a bit of a free tour of Manhattan.)

This is a small blue van that directly drops off riders at their destinations. WHEN you are dropped off depends on the COMBINED destinations of all riders, so ask the driver. PLEASE tell the driver you arriving to a hotel.

Cost per person: $15 per person ($18.33 including tax, not including gratuity)
Payment method: Cash or Credit Card
Time: On demand, available 24 hours
Total Time: 45-120 minutes depending on traffic, destination of riders, and order of drop-offs
Directions: Reservations are not required in advance and can be made at the ground transportation area at the airport. Have the location of EVB&C handy... just in case you have a 'new' driver



Taxi

+ 1 - 2 persons with time restraints, or 2 -4 people to save money

PLEASE, do not take any other kind (or color) of taxi except a yellow taxi; they will take your money!

Cost (total): $27 - 30 (approx.) plus toll* (if any) and tip
Payment method: Cash or Credit Card
Time: 25 minutes depending on traffic
Directions: Follow the sign for "taxi's" from the ground transportation area. Tell the cab driver to take the Williamsburg Bridge (*no toll) to Manhattan; stay on the right hand side of the bridge and make the first right off the bridge to Clinton Street; continue up Clinton street a few lights to Houston Street (gas station on far side); make a right at the light onto Houston Street; turn left at the next light (gas station on left) which is Avenue C; continue up Avenue C to the far right corner where EVB&C is located.

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Newark Liberty Airport (ERW)

transportation options:
Newark Airport Express
SuperShuttle
Taxi
Public Transportation

 

Newark Airport Express (Also known as Olympia Trails and CoachUSA buses)
from all Terminals
+ 1 - 2 persons with luggage willing to take the taxi connection or with little luggage and the subway/ bus connection OR 2 -4 persons with luggage willing to take a direct taxi connection

Reservations can be made at the ground transportation area at the airport, paid directly to the driver, or booked online.

Bus runs to Midtown every 15 minutes, longer at off-peak hours; Service available 4 AM - 12:45 AM.


Cost per person: $15.00 to +Grand Central Terminal, Port Authority Bus Terminal, or Penn Station ($25.00 round trip fare*)

Children under 12 with accompanying adult (maximum 3 children) ride free or pay $10 when traveling alone.

Students age 12 - 16 pay $10 each way.

Senior & Disabled Citizens pay a discounted fare of $7.50 each way.
Must show official proof of age or disability. Discounted tickets must be purchased from ticket counters.
(* The round trip fare includes a 25% discount on the double decker Gray Line Bus Tour of New York City.)
Payment method: Cash and credit cards are accepted at all ticket counters. Tickets bought on the bus from a Coach USA supervisor must be paid in cash.
Time: 4am - 1am to Grand Central; 45 minutes to Port Authority and Penn Station, 55 minutes to Grand Central
Total Time: Approx. 45 minutes - 1-1/4 hours with direct taxi connection from GCT, longer from Port Authority or Penn Station; 1 - 1-1/2 hours with subway connection from Grand Central.
Directions: Grand Central Terminal is recommended because of proximity.

Click here for directions from Grand Central Terminal. Click here for directions from Port Authority. Click here for directions from Penn Station.



SuperShuttle

+ 1 person with time to spare and desiring a hassle-free direct drop off (You might get a bit of a free tour of Manhattan.)

This is a small blue van that directly drops off riders at their destinations. WHEN you are dropped off depends on the COMBINED destinations of all riders, so ask the driver. PLEASE tell the driver you arriving to a hotel.

Cost per person: $20.00 per person ($22.00 including tax, not including gratuity)
Payment method: Cash or Credit Card
Time: On demand; available 24 hours
Total Time: 1-1/2 - 4 hours depending on traffic, destination of riders, and order of drop-offs
Directions: Reservations are not required in advance and can be made at the ground transportation area at the airport. Have the location of EVB&C handy... just in case you have a 'new' driver.



Taxi
+ 4 persons with little luggage

Only use taxis at authorized taxi stands. Refuse offers for transportation from "helpful strangers." The taxi dispatcher is equipped with a taxi-cab rate schedule. Establish the total fare with the driver before departing from the taxi stand.

Note the taxi cab number (located on the side of the taxi), the driver's license number (located on the dashboard). Always ask for a receipt. If you have any problems, call the Taxi and Limousine Commission of the city regulating cabs serving your terminal: Terminal A taxis: City of Elizabeth T&LC phone 1-908-820-4178 ext. 4178; Terminals B & C taxis: City of Newark T&LC phone 1-973-733-8912.


Cost (total): $45 is the official rate to the east side of Manhattan below 58th Street. There is a $1.00 charge for each piece of luggage over 24" (60 cm) handled by the driver. Rate does NOT include tolls or tip. 10% senior citizen discount upon presentation of proper identification, 62 years and older.
Payment method: Cash only
Time: 45 minutes - 1-1/4 hour depending on traffic
Directions:
Follow the sign for "taxi's" from the ground transportation area. Tell the cab driver to take the Holland Tunnel ($6.00) (traffic permitting) to Manhattan. Follow the exit signs for 'Canal Street East'. Exit onto Canal Street, continue east along Canal Street; shortly make a left onto West Broadway (or Centre Street a little further along if you missed the first turn), continue up to Houston Street and make a right; go east along Houston Street to Avenue C (gas station at the corner of Ave. B, another on Ave. C); turn left towards the gas station and continue up Ave. C to just past 7th Street.

Click here for a Newark Airport vicinity road map. Click here for a map of lower Manhattan. "Zooming in" the map will show traffic patterns/directions for the streets.



Public Transportation ( via AirTrain and whole bunch of other stuff)

Not recommended


It's bad enough that the train station in Newark is also called 'Penn Station' as in Manhattan. I don't have the time or patience for all the 'connections' required to get to EVB&C. If you're just dying out of curiosity why, click on the AirTrain link above.

Cost (total): Comparable to Supershuttle

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Macarthur Airport (ISP)

Click here for Macarthur Airport's ground transportation options to Manhattan

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Penn Station (New York City)

Pennsylvania Station* is located at 32nd Street and 7th Avenue. The location is even closer to EVB&C than Port Authority, taking a yellow taxi is especially recommended.

Luggage storage is available at Penn Station: $4.50 per piece/24 hour period with a valid Amtrak ticket.

If you are just one person and really want to save $4, buy a MetroCard take the A train subway line from Penn Station downtown to West 4th Street; exit the station and get a free transfer to the M8 bus with your MetroCard from 6th Avenue and 8th Street (bus stop on 8th St.) and get off on Avenue C and 10th Street. When you get off the bus, you should be on the southeast corner of the intersection (and the correct side of the street), walk south down Avenue C toward the gardens (and away from the tall buildings) – 2 1/2 short blocks.
Note: the M8 bus does not operate on weekends.

(* The good, the bad, and the ugly: Penn Station, New York City. It's bad because the extraordinarily beautiful, original Penn Station was demolished in 1963 to build this thing, It's ugly. It's good because America finally realized the value of its – albeit short – history of great, landmark architecture and has rarely made the same mistake twice. Oh, and the New York Knicks basketball team and New York Rangers hockey team also play in "The Garden" above Penn Station.)

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Port Authority Bus Terminal

Port Authority* is located at 42nd Street between 8th and 9th Avenue. The bus drop off from Newark is at the Airport Bus Center: gates 316 and 317. From Port Authority taking a yellow taxi is highly recommended. Average fare from Port Authority to EVB&C is $10 - 12.

If you are just one person and really want to save $5, buy a MetroCard inside Port Authority and take the A train subway line downtown to West 4th Street; exit the station and get a free transfer to the M8 bus with your MetroCard from 6th Avenue and 8th Street (bus stop on 8th St.) and get off on Avenue C and 10th Street. When you get off the bus, you should be on the southeast corner of the intersection (and the correct side of the street), walk south down Avenue C toward the gardens (and away from the tall buildings) – 2 1/2 short blocks. Note: the M8 bus does not operate on weekends.

(* The best thing about Port Authority...besides taking you to the Continental Airlines Arena for a New Jersey Nets basketball game – soon to be the Brooklyn Nets!... is the Leisure Time Bowling Alley located upstairs on the 2nd floor.)

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Chinatown

Several bus lines arrive to East Broadway and Forsyth Street. (The company names change so fast I given up keeping up.) From there EITHER look for the bus stop sign marked M9 northbound bus with stops directly in front of 110 Avenue C ($2.25 each with MetroCard or coins). OR take a taxi (approx. $7.50)


Newark Airport Express bus will arrive to Walker and Lafayette Street one block south of Canal Street. From there EITHER walk one block north to Canal St. and transfer to the (uptown) 6 train ($2.25 each with MetroCard). Exit at Astor Place/8th Street.
From Astor Place EITHER walk along 8th Street to our place (15 minutes) OR take a yellow taxi (approx. $5). If you don't want to walk, you can also transfer to the M8 bus eastbound next to Starbucks going to the East Village ($2.25 or free transfer with MetroCard). Get off the bus at 10th Street and Avenue C and walk south toward the gardens (away from the tall buildings).Note: the M8 bus does not operate on weekends. OR take a taxi (approx. $8)

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George Washington Bridge

Note the signs change quickly somewhat senselessly
* on the Bridge. From the G.W. Bridge ($6.00) Follow the lane signs for the Henry Hudson Parkway South. There are different routes you can take to EVB&C.

+1.) Exit at 125th Street from the Parkway and cross 125th Street (eastbound) to the FDR Drive 'downtown' entrance. Enter the drive southbound towards downtown; exit at 23rd Street (and Avenue C) and continue down Avenue C just past 8th Street. (If you miss the 23rd Street exit, exit at Houston Street and make a right onto Houston, make the 2nd right up Avenue C and continue up just past 7th Street.

2.) Continue south on the Parkway. The Parkway becomes the West Side Highway. From the West Side Highway Exit at 14th Street and continue along 14th Street (eastbound) to Avenue C. Make a right onto Avenue C and continue just past 8th Street.

(* Pay close attention. I've ended up – in a moments notice – on the Triborough Bridge in Queens on one occasion, the Bronx the another.)

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Grand Central Terminal

Airport buses arrive to 120 East 41st Street, between Park and Lexington Avenue. Grand Central Terminal* is located at 42nd St. and Park Ave. one block north where the viaduct parts. From GCT you can EITHER take a yellow taxi (approx. $7) OR the subway. Take the 6 train (downtown-bound) from inside GCT. (Subway entrance will be on your right hand side.). Get off at 8th Street/Astor Place. From Astor Place EITHER walk along 8th Street to our place (15 minutes) OR take a yellow taxi (approx. $5). If you don't want to walk, you can also transfer to the M8 bus eastbound next to Starbucks going to the East Village ($2.25 or free transfer with MetroCard). Get off the bus at 10th Street and Avenue C and walk south toward the gardens (away from the tall buildings). Note: the M8 bus does not operate on weekends.

(*Take an extra moment to walk around inside GCT. It has been beautifully restored by my former employer – a project I worked on for close to 12 years!.)

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Gratuity

Tipping is always optional, but customary*. The standard good service tip is 15-20% of the total fare. (This also applies to waiters/waitresses in restaurants and bartenders in bars and clubs.)

(*Taxi drivers make their income entirely from tips!)

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Holland Tunnel

Follow signs to take the Holland Tunnel ($6.00). From the tunnel, follow the exit signs for 'Canal Street East'. Exit onto Canal Street, continue east along Canal Street; shortly make a left onto West Broadway (or Centre Street a little further along if you missed the first turn), continue up to Houston Street and make a right; go east along Houston Street to Avenue C (gas station at the corner of Ave. B, another on Ave. C); turn left towards the gas station and continue up Ave. C to just past 7th Street.

Click here for a map of lower Manhattan. "Zooming in" the map will show traffic patterns/directions for the streets.

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Street Parking

Street parking
* is the recommended and free. (Don't leave anything in your car, obviously. You can leave everything inside my place.) Our neighborhood is very safe...with a brand new police precinct on the corner. The alternative would be a private parking garage and run you $30-40 per day! The cheapest alternative is the city's parking garage.

Be aware of the 'alternate side of the street' parking signs effective Mon-Tue and Thur-Fri. The City does street cleaning in our neighborhood between 11am and 12:30 pm on those days. Click here to see a schedule of holidays suspending street cleaning. You may legally, though unofficially, double park during this time. However, your car MUST be moved on time to avoid getting a ticket.


(* Street parking is readily available during the day and becomes increasingly difficult at night – especially on Friday and Saturday.)

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Garage Parking

The cheapest alternative to a commercial parking garage – which will run you $20-30 per day – is the city's Municipal Parking Garage at 107 Essex Street just north of Delancey Street.


(
* If you've been driving around looking for parking late at night, make your life easier and drop your luggage off then park in the garage.)

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Cruise Ship

Currently no public transportation is readily available from the new Brooklyn Cruise Ship Terminal. We recommend using our local car service AJ (212-228-1111). The rate as of November, 2010 is $25 (including tolls if the Williamsburg Bridge is taken) + tip.


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East Village Bed & Coffee location

EVB&C is located in the East Village of Manhattan at 110 Avenue C between 7th and 8th Streets. We are a 3 storey building with 1 red door and 1 beautifully designed door by two Dutch street artists; located behind a glass bus shelter and across the street from Zum Schneider (the Bavarian beer garden for homesick Germans).

There is no sign except a small area of mosaic tile {EVB+C} in the sidewalk. EVB&C is listed in the telephone book under Anne Edris and NOT under East Village Bed & Coffee. This is in an effort to maintain privacy for all.


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MetroCards

The fare for a subway or local bus ride is $2.25 if you purchase more than 1 ride on the card. The MetroCard stores a free transfer between subway and bus, or between buses, which lasts 2 hours after the 1st swipe. Buses still accept coins (not tokens)*. MetroCards are required for all trains. If you qualify for Reduced Fare, you can travel for half fare. Up to three children 44 inches tall and under ride for free when accompanied by a fare paying adult.


Cost

Pay-per-ride:
Single ride only $2.50, $2.25 each if purchasing more than one ride

Unlimited passes:

7-Day Pass $29

Monthly Pass $104


For every $10 put on your card receive a 7% bonus. Refill your card to use the balance. -- Hey we didn't write this the MTA did. Good luck!

 

Cards can be 'refilled' for any amount

Where to buy:
Subway station vending machines and neighborhood merchants displaying the MetroCard sign. Subway and bus maps are available for free from the token booth clerk in subway stations.

(* Tokens are no longer in service. For some strange reason, buses can not accept all dimes!)

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Taxis

Taxis can carry a maximum of 4 passengers by law. The fare is the total for the ride including all passengers not including gratuity.

I emphasize the color yellow
for taxis within New York City. Although, both taxis and private car services (usually dark colored sedans) are regulated by the Taxi and Limousine Commission of NYC, "gypsy" cabs are still prevalent at airports – especially JFK and Newark. In New York City, lost property queries and complaints should call 1-212-NYC-TAXI. In New Jersey for Terminal A taxis call the City of Elizabeth's T&LC 1-908-820-4178; Terminals B & C taxis: City of Newark's T&LC 1-973-733-8912.

When riding in a taxi, always ask for the receipt
* where the medallion number is printed. Also note the driver's six-digit license number on the dashboard. You will be required to provide this information when calling.

(
*
This is worth your time. The majority of the people I know have had their property graciously returned when able to provide this information.)

If you had a pleasant ride, it is important that you tip the driver. Drivers earn below minimum wages and rely on gratuities to make a living. Tipping is always at your discretion, but keep in mind that circumstances impacting the metered time are often beyond the control of the driver – such as auto accidents, road construction, and bad weather.

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Public Transportation

Bus and Subway walking distance from EVB&C
Bus:
M9 (0 minutes)
M14, M8 (2 minutes)
M21 (5 minutes)

Subway:
F, L (10 minutes)
6, N, R (15 minutes)


Click here to view the Manhattan bus map and link to other boroughs.

Bus drivers are quite friendly*. Don't hesitate to tell the driver where you want to get off and they will do their best to let you know. However, please don't engage the driver in a conversation while he/she is driving.

Click here to view the NYC subway map

Don't fear riding the subway. Safety is not the issue; the trickiest part is getting your bearings when you are above ground. Unlike the bus, DO NOT attempt to NOT PAY by jumping the turnstile. Subways are famous for undercover police officers and surveillance cameras. YOU WILL GET CAUGHT!

Click here for MetroCard information

(* If you find yourself short of money, drivers often let you ride for free. You didn't hear that from me!. Obviously, don't get on the bus knowingly short of change!

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PLEASE, if you find any of this information to be inaccurate or out-of-date, don't hesitate to let us know. Your input is invaluable.