Taxis from LGA to Midtown after the storm?


Nov 2nd, 2012, 03:26 PM
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Marathon cancelled, gas still a very bid problem. If you don't need to come to NYC on Sunday...DON'T!!! By midweek, next week I hope we will be almost normal, but right now we are NOT!
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Nov 2nd, 2012, 04:31 PM
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I flew into LGA this morning. I arrived at 10:45 AM. By the time I got to baggage claim MY BAG WAS ALREADY THERE. I've never had that happen before!!! You usually wait an hour to get your bag at LGA. Then there were plenty of cabs and I got one within two seconds. Driver was very nice - we took the Triboro and then crossed town via 65th Street to the west side where I live. I got stuck in Nashville all week and was really most anxious about how to get home from the airport, and it was a non-event. The 3-person rule is now not in effect as of 5 PM today (that just happened) and I didn't need anyone to share a cab with me. Maybe it won't be so bad now that the marathon is cancelled?

The big problem here is gas. There is none, so I don't know how many cabs are still on the road.

I also recommend not coming. Janice Huff, a very respected local meteorologist, is saying we're going to have another storm (not as serous) on Wednesday. I didn't even want to come home. It's just not worth it right now.
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Nov 2nd, 2012, 05:03 PM
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Everything else is getting better - but gas is becoming a huge issue. Cabs and car service cars are being pulled off the street since they can't get gas.

Stations in areas with no power have gas but can't pump it. The other stations are running out - and lines are hours long to fill your tank. There is supposed to be more gas coming from Jersey - but trucks can't hold enough to solve the problem - we need shipments to come in through the harbor, which is partially blocked.

So if you need to get somewhere other than by foot or what public transit there is - don't count on it until we manage to get more gas.

(A lot of buses are running. Many subway lines - or partial lines - are running but at about 300% of capacity.)
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Nov 2nd, 2012, 05:40 PM
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Thanks to all. Skiergirl, your post makes me the happiest. Hopefully Sunday morning will be a non-event (taxiwise) for me as well. Doug, I have been investigating Super Shuttle etc. as a back up if taxi service is an issue. I'm not apposed to a shared mode of transportation by any means. I will only have a very small carry-on. Whatever it takes.

I heard a story that one of our volunteers was trying to get from EWR to LGA yesterday and spent 7 hours in a taxi -- never made it out of midtown. Finally found a hotel and spent the night. This morning only took 30 minutes to get to LGA from Times Square.

Here's hoping you are all "back to normal" soon.

PS: Glad the Marathon has been canceled. Good call NY.
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Nov 2nd, 2012, 06:35 PM
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ANYTHING but Supershuttle. It may be OK in other cties, but it's dreadful in NYC. On a normal day, it can turn a 30-40 minute drive into a 2 hour tour. I would prefer a regular local city bus to Supershuttle
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Nov 2nd, 2012, 08:38 PM
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Got it. No Super Shuttle. The N train would work. 42nd is only 4 blocks from my hotel.
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Nov 6th, 2012, 01:48 PM
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Nov 7th, 2012, 02:07 PM
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Update....I had absolutely no problem on Sunday. Only 20 people on my flight. Arrived on time. Walked out to a string of waiting taxis. Zipped into Midtown without hesitation. In fact, it might have been the fastest trip I've ever had into Midtown - with the marathon canceled. There was hardly any traffic. No problem upon departure on Tuesday either.
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