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    NJ to JFK Airport...Friday at Rush Hour

    Folks-

    Yup.

    Tomorrow I have an 8pm flight out of JFK to LAX and I live in Weehawken, NJ. So, tell me my green friends in LI, Queens and "that" part of the world, how the hell am I going to get here in time and what roads do you recommend taking and not taking?

    Any help/tips/tricks would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks

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    What kinda savings would make you do thar?

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    yeah - wow - that's a pretty terrible trip.

    If I were you I'd take the Lincoln Tunnel to the West Side highway, down to the Brooklyn Battery tunnel, hit the Gowanus for a bit to the Prospect Expressway - then perhaps just ride Ocean Parkway down til you can grab the Belt to JFK.

    Still, that's a tough trip to recommend anyhow. Leave yourself plenty of time!

    Since you are so close to Manhattan, you may be better off doing the LIRR from Penn to Jamaica and then catching the Airtran.
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    Quote Originally Posted by adpz View Post
    Since you are so close to Manhattan, you may be better off doing the LIRR from Penn to Jamaica and then catching the Airtran.
    THIS !! Drive to Hoboken/Jersey City, take the PATH into Manhattan and then the above.

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    Realistically, how long should it take us if we leave Weehawken at 4pm today...2 hours?

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    Would anyone recommend through Staten Island and then on the Shore Parkway (I have no idea, I'm a Jersey guy staring at a map)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by adpz View Post
    Since you are so close to Manhattan, you may be better off doing the LIRR from Penn to Jamaica and then catching the Airtran.
    Quote Originally Posted by JetBidi View Post
    THIS !! Drive to Hoboken/Jersey City, take the PATH into Manhattan and then the above.



    Quote Originally Posted by SouthTown View Post
    Would anyone recommend through Staten Island and then on the Shore Parkway (I have no idea, I'm a Jersey guy staring at a map)?

    Lmao...dude, might as well kill yourself now.




    You'll end up a skeleton on the side of the belt parkway.


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    went to a wake on a friday night on long island. when I got to westchester county it looked like i'd be 3 hours early. when i got to the funeral home i was two hours late.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 32green View Post





    Lmao...dude, might as well kill yourself now.




    You'll end up a skeleton on the side of the belt parkway.


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    So what are you saying?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timmy® View Post
    went to a wake on a friday night on long island. when I got to westchester county it looked like i'd be 3 hours early. when i got to the funeral home i was two hours late.
    Long Island?

    Westchester County?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SouthTown View Post
    Long Island?

    Westchester County?
    correct

    you are keeping up

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timmy® View Post
    correct

    you are keeping up
    From Vermont? I got it.

    I thought you meant from NJ. Was about to say, you retarded?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SouthTown View Post
    So what are you saying?
    So I'm saying either take the train or the car route adpz recommended, but give yourself 3 hours at least.




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    Quote Originally Posted by 32green View Post
    So I'm saying either take the train or the car route adpz recommended, but give yourself 3 hours at least.




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    Ok.

    3 hours to get to the airport or 3 hours before the flight takes off?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timmy® View Post
    went to a wake on a friday night on long island. when I got to westchester county it looked like i'd be 3 hours early. when i got to the funeral home i was two hours late.
    No call?

    That would have been the perfect scenario to meet.


    In front of a coffin.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SouthTown View Post
    Ok.

    3 hours to get to the airport or 3 hours before the flight takes off?
    I would give yourself at least an hour before the flight because of all the TSA bull...So leave at least 4 hours before the flight takes off.

    Anyone disagree?


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    Right now, on my GPS on my phone in this morning's traffic and weather it is telling me door to door (with traffic included) 1 hour and 15 minutes (and this thing usually overshoots things by 15 minutes). It doesn't look too too bad. Worst traffic in Manhattan crosstown, and the LIE going east in Elmhurst (between Maspeth and Corona)...could this afternoon be THAT much worse?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 32green View Post
    I would give yourself at least an hour before the flight because of all the TSA bull...So leave at least 4 hours before the flight takes off.

    Anyone disagree?


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    Ok, its an 8pm flight, we are leaving here at 4pm at the latest, we SHOULD ( I know there is always a chance we get royally ****ed) be ok, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SouthTown View Post
    Ok, its an 8pm flight, we are leaving here at 4pm at the latest, we SHOULD ( I know there is always a chance we get royally ****ed) be ok, right?
    Just dont forget....you are dealing with school traffic as well as regular rush hour stuff. Thats thousands of buses, teachers...etc....I always calculate rush hour as really starting around 3 when I travel around the tri state area.

    And its friday which is early blow day for many, no pun intended.

    330 pm?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 32green View Post
    Just dont forget....you are dealing with school traffic as well as regular rush hour stuff. Thats thousands of buses, teachers...etc....I always calculate rush hour as really starting around 3 when I travel around the tri state area.

    And its friday which is early blow day for many, no pun intended.

    330 pm?
    I hear you man, you are right. We are going to do the best we can. GF is leaving work in Rutherford at 315, come to Weehawken, change and hit the road. Hopefully hit the road before 4pm if we are lucky and we rush.

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