Getting Around New York State

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    Route 73 and 9N

    by Leipzig Updated Oct 10, 2006

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    Get off interstate 87 and follow Route 73 north and then on to Route 9N into the Adirondacks. You will come along the scenic Cascade Lake and Chapel Pond and you will cross several times the Ausable River. When the water level is low stop here and try to jump from rock to rock. Be aware that some of the rocks might be slippery - so do not take precious things with you. I do not recommend to take a bath in the river - the fast flowing water is very clear but also extremely cold.

    Ausable River
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    Getting around

    by Leipzig Updated Oct 8, 2006

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    With a size of over 140,000 kmĀ² New York State is even larger than Greece. The best way to get around is by car. Train just connects major cities and even the bus does not serve all towns. "New York Thruway" (Highway 90) connects east and west. When you enter the Highway you get a ticket and when you get off you have to pay at the toll booth. You will be charged by $14,00 for a complete ride from east to west.

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    by moiraistyx Written Sep 11, 2006

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    If there is one thing New York State has a lot of, it's toll bridges. Just about every where a bridge cross the Hudson River you will find a toll bridge. Most of these bridges are quite beautiful to look at and they offer great views of the Hudson River Valley. Some you can even walk across, for example The Brooklyn Bridge and the Mid-Hudson Bridge. Tolls for the bridges above NYC are $1.00, the tolls for the bridges from the Tapanzee Bridge south start at $2.25. You can access the links below for historical and traffic information on the various New York State Bridges. I'll also be posting information on the various bridges as I visit them on my pages. Enjoy.

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  • River Rose Brunch Cruise

    by berger43 Written Aug 20, 2006

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    What we liked:
    The dock area in Newburgh, N.Y. has really been built up and is very neat and clean. There is a long paved walkway right along the river (kind of like the harbor area in Baltimore on a much smaller scale) with lots of little shops and outdoor restaurants. It was a perfect day for boating and the scenery was just beautiful. I love this river. The boat is an old paddle one which has been updated and runs by motor, but the paddles still turn. There are two levels with a bar on each floor. The upper level is nicer, more airy, with intimate little tables. The lower level is really for larger parties where they have long banquet tables. Each level has it's own deck for viewing and feeling the wind in your face. The lower one is covered, the upper, open. Smoking is allowed outside on these decks, which is very unusual, but it didn't bother us one bit.

    What we didn't:
    They crammed way too many banquet tables on the lower deck and it was hard to move around. They weren't very organized with the limited space they had. There were a few food stations but it was confusing as to where the line started. It was such a tight squeeze they should have known any line at all would be uncomfortable. They should have had one table at a time get up and go through the line. The food was not very good and not very hot either. It certainly was not worth what we paid. It was a tad above K & W (cafeteria). When I went to get some coffee the apple juice dispenser was leaking, drip, drip, drip and it splattered up on my leg. The drinks were priced too high, but aren't they all? The ladies room REALLY needs updating. I saw PEELING PAINT on the wall and cigarette burns on the sink!! (no smoking allowed inside so why is that, I wonder?) There were several signs instructing one how to...flush the toilet. Please, just fix it.

    They have a sightseeing tour for $16.00, which is definitely worth it, but we won't do the brunch again.

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    the size of new york state and geography..

    by lionreb Written Aug 6, 2005

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    New York state is not a small state.It includes several very large cities and metropolitan areas, like Buffalo,Syracuse,Rochester and Albany. There are many rural and mountainess areas as well. There is plenty of water in New York state. This water includes shoreline on the Atlantic ocean, many lakes and streams and some very substantial Rivers including the Hudson. New York has shoreline on the Great Lakes,including lake Ontario and Lake Erie. Cold winters with snow and warm or hot summers are the rule. There is precipitation all year round..

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    Snow Plows are Out When The Weather is Bad

    by nikola316 Written Feb 13, 2005

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    When the weather gets bad, and the snow starts flying (which it tends to do ALL OF THE TIME in the winter), the snow plows are usually out.

    This is at least true on the more traveled roads.

    If you live in "god's country" or
    the "boondocks", they are a much rarer sight.

    This can make for somedangerous travel in bad weather conditions.

    Snow Plow on John Glenn Blvd
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    UGH!!! Snow on the Thruway

    by nikola316 Written Feb 9, 2005

    I know, I know... I have been taking a bunch of pictures of Central New York in the winter months

    Sorry, but this is reality here during this time of year.

    Snow, snow, snow... and clouds.

    I sucks now... but the summers are beautiful.

    This is a pic of the New York State Thruway or I-90 through NY.

    It is of course snowing.

    In case you haven't guessed... I spend a lot of my life driving (by the pics). So goes the wonderful world of banking and mortgages.

    We are licensed in 43 states, so... if you want to buy a house or refinance... just e-mail me. We have over 100 banks that we deal with.

    On the road again
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    New York State Thruway... From 10000 feet

    by nikola316 Written Jan 31, 2005

    This is the Thruway or route 90. Through New York, it is a toll road. It is about the fastest way to get from point "a" to point "b" when crossing the state.

    The speed limit is 65 MPH (105 KPH), but you can drive up to 75 MPH (120 KPH) without fearing any trouble from the police. If you go much above that, you can expect to have some problems.

    I took this photo from an airplane.

    a partially obscured photo of the Thruway
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    Bust out that map!

    by kazander Written Sep 8, 2004

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    New York is our neighbor so we always drive to and around this lovely state. The highways and roads are easy to navigate and the scenery is almost always lovely.
    When I was going to College in Purchase, NY I always took the MetNorth trains that arrive in and leave from Grand Central Station in New York City. They dropped me in White Plains and then I would either call for a ride or take the BeeLine buses back to my apt. All pretty comprehensible, but I must say I am glad I have my car!

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