Sun, 22 Mar 2009
at Newark Liberty International Airport,
This is a great airport for visiting northern New Jersey, but a truly awful one for visiting NYC. It is a very long, expensive cab ride into Manhattan from EWR -- I once spent 90 minutes stuck in Hoboken in rush hour before even trying the tunnels. The tunnels themselves (Holland or Lincoln) are both very slow.
The worst part, though, is trying to get *back* to EWR from Manhattan. New York cabbies hate doing the drive, since they can't take a fare back and will end up losing an hour or two of their day. The worst time is mid- to late-afternoon, near shift change. I once had to bribe a cabbie with an extra $50 just so that he'd take me in time to get my suppertime flight. Seriously, if you have any choice at all, fly into LaGuardia instead, where it's a cheap and reasonably quick NYC cab ride into Manhattan.
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