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Best Route from LaGuardia to Prospect Park
I am heading to the City for the first time in a couple weeks and need to know the best route from LaGuardia to the Prospect Park area (6th Ave @ 1st street). A relative went a few months ago and mentioned that she felt like the cabby jipped her on the fare (55 bucks) Spoke to my friend there and she mentioned the fare should be 20-30 bucks. I would really appreciate it if someone could give me some advice so I can avoid the same situation.
Re: Best Route from LaGuardia to Prospect Park
It can be about $50 & sometimes you might stuck in traffic to Brooklyn.
check this page out for rates
If you want to check the routes, you can use this (A lot of taxi in NYC equipped with GPS in the backseat section for reference)
or use the following for general public transportation information on NYC
and NYC subway map link as follow:
Travel Tips for Brooklyn
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn?
It sure does! Lots of trees grow there...the neighborhoods are lined with them, there are open spaces with nothing but trees...but that's not what this tip is about...
There are LOTS of recreational opportunties in Brooklyn, especially along the water...off the Belt Parkway there are lots of places to park your car and walk along the beach. Maybe people use these paths and areas to run, walk and fly kites. There's a great bicycle path (also for running and rollerblading) that runs along the belt parkway, and off of exit 11S. There are trails at Gerritsen Creek Salt Marsh and Nature Center and at Gateway National Recreation Area and Prospect Park is also a great place to enjoy some outdoor time. People hang out at Canarsie Pier to fish, play checkers and chess, open up the hydrants and cool off...
You can even kayak in Brooklyn--I led tours in Jamaica Bay, leaving Paerdegat Basin and heading out toward Canarsie Pol.
There's Jamaica Bay Riding Academy, where you can ride horses on the beach (http://www.horsebackride.com/jbra.htm), golf courses, a place where school groups can camp, Coney Island, of course...honesty, this tip could go on forever...
But these are all things that you really don't associate with Brooklyn, are they? There are an abundance of recreational opportunities in Brooklyn!
Surprisingly good fishing
On Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn and right across the Marine Pkwy Bridge in Queens at Fort Tilden, you can find some decent fishing. The better of the two is in Queens, at Tilden and farther down at the Breezy Point Tip. During the summer, you are only allowed to walk onto the beach (b/c of the possibility of disturbing Piping Plover and Tern nesting habitats) but in the off season, you may apply for a 4 wheel drive permit that allows you to take your truck or SUV onto the beach. People seems to have a lot of success at both locations, but you do need a permit to fish here (it's still the city even if it doesn't look like it and would get mobbed if it were completely uncontrolled). You may get a permit at Building #1, the Ft. Tilden Visitor Center. If you are thinking of getting a 4 wheel drive permit, then you need to prove you have all the proper equipment, in case you get stuck--chains, for example. Also, those permits run out very fast...
Otherwise, it's up to you what all you want to bring fishing. I would think you'd need some poles:)
A Lively Martini Bar
Crooner's is the Martini Bar on the Caribbean Princess. The bar has several seating options: bar stools at the bar as well as couches and chairs with tables (some with window views). There is nighly entertainment at the bar with a piano player and even a string quartet. The bar has a large selection of Martinis to chose from as well as wine, champagne, hard liquor and mixed drinks.
The drinks here are very good and a nice size. It is one of our favorite lounges on the ship due to it's laid back yet fun atmosphere. Liz and I found ourselves here daily for some drinks and to catch some entertainment. The service here is phenomenal and we enjoyed chatting with the bartenders (our favorite being Girlie) and several other patrons.
My drinks of choice when at Crooner's were some Johnny walker Blue and their Mudslides. The JW Blue was only $12.50 a glass which to me was a good price. The Mudslides were in huge glasses and topped with whipped cream; very delicious. My wife loves the Margarita's on Princess ships and enjoyed several. Her favorite was the Margarita of the day on day 5. It was called the 1800 Margarita. It was served in a large Margarita glass with plenty of salt on the rim. Orange and lime slices decorated the top of the glass. My wife also enjoyed some of their Nobilo Sauvignon Blanc, Champagne and tried some new Martini flavors such as the Cucumber Martini and the Violetta Martini.
We often met up at Crooners for pre and post dinner drinks with my Mother and Hal. My Mom enjoyed her Chardonnay while Hal threw back some JW Blue with me. On several nights the string quartet played and they were very good. The piano player was also very taleneted and played some excellent jazz numbers. Smart casual. No bathingsuits, bare feet, etc. Most people are dresssed nicely in smart casual attire.
Serving the best in West Indian Cuisine
My relatives were born and raised in the Trinidad & Tobago then migrated to the U.S. in the late 50's and early 60's. They brought with them dishes made in the islands, and since we were in Brooklyn, we decided to try one of my favorite meals...Roti. This restaurant is located in the heart of Brooklyn where many people from around the world live and work. A family run establishment, the food is excellent. I selected the Beef Roti (a very large flour "tortilla" stuffed with curry beef and potatoes) while LJ selected the Chicken Roti (a very large flour "tortilla" stuffed with curry chicken and potatoes).
Everything Is A La Carte
Gage and Tollner has been serving great food in the same location since 1882. It has been designated both an interior and exterior landmark.
Even the vegetables have to be ordered separately. If I remember correctly, bread is also ordered a la carte.
But the food is great. You can't go wrong with anything.
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