NC to Boston Stop in NY

Jun 15th, 2006, 08:31 AM
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NC to Boston Stop in NY

Hello: I'll be traveling from NC to Boston next weekend. Here's the challenge - I need to stop in/near NY to pick up another person that lives in NY. I need a place on or near I-95 where I can pick her up(Mapquest has me on NJ turnpike/I-95 crossing into NY then towards New Haven). The thing is it has to be a destination she can get to by subway/train, etc. And, I don't want to stray very far off track. Any ideas such as hotels or other buildings I can use? Thanks.
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Jun 15th, 2006, 08:34 AM
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A CT local can probably give you more information, but I would suggest the train station in Stamford. Very easy access from Grand Central for you friend, and not far from 95.
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Jun 15th, 2006, 08:37 AM
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A train station in Connecticut (easily reachable by MetroNorth trains from NYC)--Stamford, Norwalk, New Haven.
In Stamford, I think there are some hotels withing walking distance of the train station
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Jun 15th, 2006, 09:21 AM
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I 95 is a dreadful road and should be avoided. On previous posts on this subject, an alternative route is Riverside Drive North to the Saw Mill Pkwy. Saw Mill Pkwy North to I-684. I-684 to I-84.
I-84 (thru CT) to I-90 (Mass Pike).

There are many spots on Riverside Drive to pick up a passenger.

OR, don't come into Manhattan at all. Have her meet you at the ferry dock in Weehawken, NJ. She can take the ferry over from Manhattan.
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Jun 15th, 2006, 09:23 AM
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The train station in New Haven has lots of parking -- the garage is adjacent to the station.

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Jun 15th, 2006, 10:00 AM
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It might be more enjoyable for your friend if you could pick her up closer to the city (Stamford) vs. staying on the train for a long time (New Haven).
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Jun 15th, 2006, 09:04 PM
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If you're willing to drive I-95, then you can pick her up as early as New Rochelle, NY. No need for her to get to Stamford. It's 30 minutes for her on Metro-North from Grand Central.

If you want to bypass NYC on your way up to Boston, you can go up I-81 to I-84. Right after you cross the Hudson River, the town is called Beacon. There's Metro-North service from Grand Central up there. Takes 84 minutes for her.
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Jun 16th, 2006, 07:28 AM
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Thanks for all the GREAT ideas. All of you have been very helpful. I talked to my friend last night and she will be grabbing the train from Grand Central to Stamford, she has done it before and she said it's no problem at all. Thanks again! Lisa
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