How easy is this without a car - we do not want to hire one, but instead use NY transport which we hear is very good - we will be staying at the Hampton Inn and aiming to get into Manhattan most days, including one trip to a wedding that is likely to go on late
Basically I would like to know how accessable the Hampton Inn is via any transport, taxis etc are fine if they go straight from the Ferry and are reasonable - what times do these run till, is there a taxi rank and if not which companies offer all night transport
Would it be better to get a cab from Times Square and use that to get right to the hotel, and if so how much would that be?
Sorry for so many questions but it is the first time I will be in NY - I will have my teen daughter with me too so safety is a huge factor
Finally my firend tells me that Staten Island is awful but the travel guides tell me otherwise - it there more crime etc here than in say Brooklyn?
What can I expect from Staten Island?