To be short about it, it sucks.
We left Milford, CT last night about 1700 for the 2000 performance of Phantom Of The Opera in NYC. It’s about 70 miles. It took about 2 hours 15 minutes to get there.
We spent about 10 minutes getting from the Hudson expressway to the theater. We spent about 10 minutes getting from I-95 down the Hudson expressway. We also spent about a half hour getting from Milford to NYC.
The rest of the time was spent crawling along I-95, AKA the Cross-Bronx Expressway.
There weren’t any accidents, just too many cars for the number of lanes.
I don’t have any solutions, I just wanted to have a short rant.
I think I would have liked to figure out the combination of trains and subway stops that I could have taken instead of the car.
Regardless, Erin and I just enjoyed walking around the theater area and Times Square, watching all of the people.
31 July 2016 Update
I just did a bit of research. If we had taken the train from New Haven to Grand Central, then the subway to 42nd street, it would have cost about $30 round trip, and taken about 2 hrs and some change. From a driving frustration standpoint, that’s pretty legit. From a cost standpoint, the couple bucks of gas, and then no $38 parking fee, is very favorable. I’m going to plan on that the next time we do something in NYC.