Dec 20 2006, 11:36 AM
I am going to a conference in the Bronx possibly in the new year. It's gonna a 3 day work thingey, then I'm free to go do some sightsee and shoppin in downtown manhatten.
I juz want to find out how far is the Bronx from downtown by subway? is it safe at night to take the subway?
Dec 20 2006, 12:26 PM
Depending on where in the Bronx are you going & the time you'll taking the subway, I'm assuming about 40 minutes roughly.
As for safety, downtown Manhattan is safe even at late night but the Bronx is a different story there.....it really depends on where in the Bronx are you going to be at.
Dec 20 2006, 12:44 PM
I think the conference will be at a hotel near the Bronx Zoo. I think the Zoo has a subway stop. Is that a safe area at night to get to from the subway? Or should I get a cab from the subway station back to the hotel at nights?
Dec 20 2006, 05:07 PM
Call for a cab if you can.
Dec 21 2006, 04:21 PM
definitely depends on which part of the BX. Take a cab if you can. But you should know this.. some cab do not go to the Bronx at night.
Jan 5 2007, 03:27 AM
OK, the hotel where we'll be staying is on City Island, does anyone know if that is really near to Manhattan?
It seems like there will be no subway on the island.
What's the weather in NYC these days? Snowing yet???
OK, here' what the website on City Island says on public transport
"Take the 6 train to Pelham Bay Park, then take the BX29 bus to City Island. You can also take the D or B train to Fordham Road, then take the BX12 to Pelham Bay, then take the BX29 to City Island."
What time will the train and buses stop working??? Do they run all nite? Any idea how much a taxi ride would cost from Manhattan to City Island?
Sorry to be such a flake, but I am really dithering whether I should find another hotel downtown instead of staying on at the conference hotel after my meeting.
Jan 5 2007, 03:04 PM
Bronx Zoo? that's in fordham right? Fordham isn't safe! definitely take a cab.
Jan 6 2007, 12:51 AM
OK, thx for the warning.
I'ma gonna get a place to stay in mid-town Manhattan and that's it. Screw the cabs & the outer borough!
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