nyc late night transportation


May 20th, 2011, 01:34 AM
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nyc late night transportation

On our visit to NYC, we would like to see Warhorse in the theatre near Lincoln Centre. As we are both 'not good on our feet' we would like guaranteed late night transportation back to our hotel on 41st street. Any help????
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May 20th, 2011, 03:00 AM
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When the shows let out, it is not considered late night. You will surprised at the amount of activity at the confluence of Broadway and 9th Ave. You might have trouble getting a cab, not because of scarcity but because of competition.

Other options include the "1" train dirrectly under Lincoln Center and the 5, 7, 11, 0r 104 buses depending where on 41 st your hotel is located.
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May 20th, 2011, 04:18 AM
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New York city is really still alive and bustling even on what you call late night
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May 20th, 2011, 04:30 AM
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11 pm is NOT late in NYC. Late night transport would be considered 3 or 4 am. Subway and buses run 24/7 - although not every 5 minutes as they do during the day. At 11 pm they might be every 2 to 15 minutes.

Taking either the bus or subway would be perfectly safe although you may have to wait a few minutes. Getting a cab will be very difficult.

If it were me I would walk back to the hotel - since a nice stroll after sitting for so long is likely to make it easier to get to sleep.
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May 20th, 2011, 04:31 AM
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As Aduchamp1 has mentioned, cabs are hard to come by at that hour in that location, but the convenient subways and buses are not!
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May 20th, 2011, 09:21 AM
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For guaranteed transport, you can book a car service like
but they'll charge a fortune for the privilege. You don't say where on 41 st. (every location in NYC must have at least 2 cross streets to identify the location) but assuming it's on the west side, you could take the bus down Broadway to 41 st. if you don't want to use the subway.
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If you have mobility issues, buses are a great way to get around NYC. All the buses are kneeling buses so the steps lower to meet you at street level and then you can easily climb on the bus.
I highly recommend the bus. It may take little longer than the subway but at 11 pm the subways aren't running as frequently either. The bus is also great because you are perched just high enough above the rest of the traffic to be able to watch out the windows and see the city go by.

You can check out bus routes and schedules at the mta website and hopstop can also give you bus directions to your hotel. You should also know that you can request a transfer from a uptown/downtown bus to a crosstown bus within 2 hours, or you can swipe your metrocard again and it should work as a transfer. so if you take the bus down broadway and need to go crosstown on 42nd, you should be able to do it on the same fare.
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May 20th, 2011, 11:51 AM
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The problem with car services is that they charge for waiting time although I am sure Lincoln center can provide a good guess as to the time of the final curtain.
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May 20th, 2011, 04:36 PM
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The bus does travel right down Broadway and there's a stop at Lincoln Center, so you can take that if you have a Metrocard or exact change.

If you don't want to take the bus, then walk over to Broadway and hail a taxi. I guarantee that you'll find one, though you may have to wait a few minutes. A car service is just counter-productive in my opinion ... both expensive and difficult to find a specific car on Broadway after a play at Lincoln Center because there's so much traffic (and Aduchamp1 is correct that the amount of waiting time charged can be equal to or greater than the cost of the ride). Basically, a taxi is probably $6 or $7 to your hotel, while a car service could be triple.
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