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Old 09-14-2007, 11:53 AM   #1
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I fly out on the 27th December until the 2nd January. Good times!!

DOes anyone have any info on how to travel from Newark in to New York?

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I fly out on the 27th December until the 2nd January. Good times!!

DOes anyone have any info on how to travel from Newark in to New York?

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I think the cheapest/most convenient public transportation method is probably the Air Train. If you have the cash to burn and or arrive late (I think I usually get into New York around 8-9 from Europe) you may want to fork out the money for a cab.

Btw Briley, nice way to spend NYE!

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Thanks Joe!

My flight doesnt arrive until 11pm and its a nightmare getting through American immigration (2 and a half hours at JFK last time!). Just wondered if it is safe to get the train at that time, will be me and my Irish friend Marie (who btw is not the most savviest person at travelling and will speak to anyone - must be the irish in her lol!)
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If your flight doesnt arrive until 11pm, then you won't be getting out of the airport and onto the sidewalk until probably 2am at the earliest. I don't even know if the train runs that late out of Newark! Have you already arranged your hotel and everything? Since you are probably going to have to stay in hotels anyway, I would maybe suggest staying at an airport hotel in Newark and then head into the city the next morning. Otherwise....ya. A cab.
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Just wondered if it is safe to get the train at that time, will be me and my Irish friend Marie (who btw is not the most savviest person at travelling and will speak to anyone - must be the irish in her lol!)
Haha, the Irish rule. Yeah, even if the airtrain runs that late I would definitely try a cab because even though NY is a lot safer than it used to be Newark's reputation is still fairly well deserved and a cab to Manhattan, or, as Brooke suggested, an airport hotel is probably a good idea.

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Hotel has already been booked. We were thinking of doing the shuttle bus, which is about $20 (i think) but i read on the tinternet that a cab might only be about $60.
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that's so awesome! I'll miss ya by about a week.. have you been there before? I am sooo excited about new york
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Fantastic Briley, what an excellent way to spend NYE. I'd love to make it to NY one day!
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The train doesn't run that late for sure.... I would do the bus for $20.... NYC is sooooo much fun. Have a blast!
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Yeah i did NY last 'Thanksgiving' and didnt really enjoy it, so i'm hoping that its one of those cities that grow on you lol
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was there last new years eve! I took the coach for $20 and it will drop you at the hotel door.

If you can go to the galway hooker, great wee bar!
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Cool thanks! Where abouts is the Galway hooker?
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The Galway Hooker is on 36th Street between Park and 6th Ave.

galwayhookernyc.com

New York City is awesome during NYE, but you may want to have some pre-arranged plans for going out. Lots of bars, clubs, lounges, etc. do ticket sales for the night with various food and drink specials. Be advised that anywhere near Times Square is going to be insane. If you're planning on going out near there, check on what times they close down the streets and subway stops.

Lauren, if you've never been to NYC, get there. It's incredible.

Beergal, I may actually be in the city myself that evening, good luck with whatever you decide on doing.
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anyone else planning on being in NYC on NYE this year?
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