So this Friday we'll be driving from the DC area to Connecticut for a funeral. Normally, we'd take the NJ Turnpike, GW Bridge, Cross Bronx Expwy, then probably Bronx River Pkwy to head north. I'm toying with the idea of taking a detour through crosses more of the city. Mind you, we likely won't even have enough time for more than a brief stop, so this would be solely, or almost solely, a drive through tour. It would probably be somewhere between noon and 3PM, again, on a Friday.
The main route I've been eyeing is bailing off the turnpike to the Goethals Bridge, then across the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, then 278 to the Brooklyn Bridge, then up FDR Drive north. Or one of the surface streets north for a ways (which one?). Or 9A up the west side? Are we likely to get stuck in traffic hell? Any other suggestions regarding routing? I know the idea is slightly mad...but who knows when we'll be this close to New York City again.