getting here – by car


View Larger Map

By Car

Driving in New York City:
Driving in the City is not as bad as reported, but there are a number of important things to remember:

  1. EVERY intersection with a traffic light is “NO TURN ON RED” – but there are no signs at the intersections, just one as you cross the city line – easy to miss – and if you make a turn on red you may get an expensive ticket.
  2. Pedestrians tend to ignore lights, don’t walk signs, etc.
  3. If you are making a turn pedestrians have the right of way.
  4. Watch out for bicycles!
  5. Meter rules often apply 6 days a week – 8AM to 10PM in most cases.  Special plates and permits are usually NOT exempt from this.
  6. Parking laws are STRICTLY enforced.  Parking lots are expensive, about $40-50 a day in our immediate area.  Parking tickets are wildly expensive, most starting at $100, and there are many tow away zones.  Read parking signs carefully.

TIP: You won’t need a car to get around Manhattan. In fact, it is a detriment.  Park your car in a garage and forget about it until you leave.

From Connecticut and points north

  • Take I-95 south to last exit in New York.
  • As you approach the George Washington Bridge I-95 divides.  Stay to the right.
  • Follow signs to Route 9A south (Henry Hudson Parkway / West Side Highway)
  • Take 9A south to 16th Street.
  • Turn left on 16th Street to 7th Avenue.
  • Turn right on 7th Ave to 14th Street.
  • Turn right on 14th Street – 1.5 blocks to the inn.

From Upstate New York

  • Take I-87 to I-95 south.
  • As you approach the George Washington Bridge I-95 divides.  Stay to the right.
  • Follow signs to Route 9A south (Henry Hudson Parkway / West Side Highway)
  • Take 9A south to 16th Street.
  • Turn left on 16th Street to 7th Avenue.
  • Turn right on 7th Ave to 14th Street
  • Turn right on 14th Street – 1.5 blocks to the inn.

OR

  • Palisades Interstate Parkway to George Washington Bridge
  • Cross the bridge and follow signs to 9A south
  • Take 9A south and follow the directions above.

From points west

  • Take I-80 to the George Washington Bridge
  • Follow signs to 9A south
  • Take 9A south and follow the directions above.

From New Jersey and points south

  • Take the N. J. Turnpike to Lincoln Tunnel.
  • As you exit the tunnel follow signs to West Side Highway (Route 9A) South
  • Take 9A south to 16th Street.
  • Left on 16th Street to 7th Avenue.
  • Right on 7th Ave to 14th Street
  • Right on 14th Street 1 1/2 blocks to the inn.

From Long Island

  • If entering Manhattan south of 14th Street (Brooklyn Bridge, Manhattan Bridge, Williamsburg Bridge, or Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel) – take 6th Avenue Uptown to 14th Street, turn left onto 14th Street – 2.5 blocks to the inn.
  • If entering north of 14th Street (59th Street Bridge – also called the Queensborough Bridge, Triborough Bridge, or Midtown Tunnel) – take 7th Avenue downtown to 14th Street, turn right onto 14th Street – 1.5 blocks to the inn.