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Driving from Princeton to Long Island City, NY

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Driving from Princeton to Long Island City, NY

After lunch in Princeton, I'm leaving to Long Island City, NY on Tuesday, Aug 21. What time blocks are good for driving w/o traffic?

Thanks,

Sohee

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1. Re: Driving from Princeton to Long Island City, NY

There is no such thing as no traffic in New York City. If you want to avoid traffic travel from 1AM-5AM. If you have no desire to be up in the middle of the night , try leaving as early as you can after lunch and avoiding rush hour. Route 1 near Princeton gets very crowded after 4 pm until 7pm.The tunnels and bridges to NYC are to absolute torture at rush hour. The average speed of traffic in Manhattan is about 10 mph at that time.

Edited: 10:13 am, August 07, 2012
Irvine, California...
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2. Re: Driving from Princeton to Long Island City, NY

Thank you for the info!

NJ
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3. Re: Driving from Princeton to Long Island City, NY

When you look at 511nj.org, Route 1 is pretty much "bad" anytime during the day.

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4. Re: Driving from Princeton to Long Island City, NY

I realize this isn't going to help Sohee2017, but for anyone that reads this, keep in mind that both the town and the University are easily accessed via the New Jersey Transit rail system. The 'dinky' stops on campus, which is adjacent to the town and that carries you to the Northeast Corridor trains straight into Penn Station New York City. It will take about an hour and a half unless you get lucky and get one of the express trains..

So instead of fighting traffic, it is easiest to hop onto the train and just read a book.

5. Re: Driving from Princeton to Long Island City, NY

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