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Forum Post: A transportation tip from a local

Posted 12 years ago on Aug. 26, 2011, 10:17 a.m. EST by Tartarus (0) from Jersey City, NJ
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Hey guys,

If you're driving in, here's a tip. Parking in Jersey City, Hoboken, or near pretty much any stop along the PATH train line will get your car towed. However, if you park your car in the neighborhoods surrounding NJ Transit lines, you may get away with it. I can't say I've scouted any of these locations, but I know that suburban NJ has significantly fewer parking restrictions than urban NJ.

That being said, if a strange car is left on the street for weeks at a time (because that's how long we're hoping this is going to last, right?) it may get scooped up by the cops as abandoned. Really, your best bet is to take a Bolt Bus / Fung Wah Bus / MegaBus from wherever you are, to New York.

However, if shit goes down, and you feel like you need to get the hell out of New York City as soon as possible, you won't have your car. It's a trade off. Weigh your options, and consider what you're planning on doing and how. If you just want to serve sandwiches, then you'll probably be okay and won't need to get out of the city fast. If you're planning on punching bankers and breaking windows... not so much.



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[-] 1 points by iriswaters (1) 12 years ago

Hoping no one is planning on punching bankers and breaking windows. That sort of action didn't go over so well in London, regardless of what set it off.

[-] 1 points by jart (1186) from New York, NY 12 years ago

Thank you for posting. This is REALLY important to know because I don't think most people realize that parking in Manhattan costs like $60/day (midtown at least) and parking in Brooklyn is a nightmare.

I also recommend people coming from the north park in Connecticut along the Metro North train lines, so long as it isn't Stamford/Farfield/Bridgeport/New Haven. The farther from the train station you park the less risk you run of being towed or having your car broken into. From there it's about a one hour train ride to grand central and you don't have to buy your tickets in advance because there's vending machines at the stations (if there isn't, it's the same price to buy from the conductor.)

[-] 0 points by anonymous () 12 years ago

Hey guys, Tartarus here, posting again. This site sucks so I can't comment under my name. CT probably isn't a bad place to park either, but I'm on the Jersey side of the equation so I can't speak to that.