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NFT: Best Time Friday To Leave Hoboken/NYC for NH

Rover : 2/6/2018 8:24 am
I live in the UES, work in the financial district.
On Friday I'll be picking up a car in Hoboken.
Wanted to know, for a ~240 trip to New Hampshire...when should I leave/where from?

I was planning on picking up the car in Hoboken around 4.
I could leave then, I could also go back to my place on the UES, pack, have dinner, than leave at 7.
As long as I get in before midnight I'm fine.
For ..  
FatMan in Charlotte : 2/6/2018 8:29 am : link
fuck's sake are you going to need hand holding for every little thing you decide to do in the city?

99.999999999% of people can figure out the minutia of life
RE: For ..  
Earl the goat : 2/6/2018 8:32 am : link
In comment 13823232 FatMan in Charlotte said:
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fuck's sake are you going to need hand holding for every little thing you decide to do in the city?

99.999999999% of people can figure out the minutia of life


Lol. The FMIC strikes again
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Danny Kanell : 2/6/2018 8:36 am : link
Depends on the splits between New York drivers and New England drivers.
Iím trying to figure out why someone living UES  
mfsd : 2/6/2018 8:37 am : link
Would rent a car in Hoboken to drive to New Hampshire.

Just guessing but leaving later is usually better  
JayBinQueens : 2/6/2018 8:40 am : link
I'd pop both routes into Google maps and you can adjust when you want to leave and see the difference
Easy..  
FatMan in Charlotte : 2/6/2018 8:42 am : link
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Iím trying to figure out why someone living UES
mfsd : 8:37 am : link : reply
Would rent a car in Hoboken to drive to New Hampshire.


Last week's thread asking where to rent a car near the city had more responses that said Hoboken.

I think the breakdown was:
Hoboken 20.6%
Queens 17.2%
Ho-Ho-Kus 13.7%
Various bergs of Bergen County 10.3%
Go fuck yourself 9%
Pens fans are fucking morons 8.3%
Randee pleez im juzt a kid 20.9%
Someone has no concept of direction and time  
JonC : 2/6/2018 8:42 am : link
like my girlfriend.
What FMiC said  
pjcas18 : 2/6/2018 8:51 am : link
but whenever you leave, take the Saw Mill to 684 to 84E to 691N to 91N (this goes around Hartford may not need to do this depending on the time - if no traffic on 84 just stay on 84) to 84E to 90E (Mass Pike) to 495N to 93N (assuming you are going to the ski areas of NH).
leaving at 4 from Hoboken  
PaulBlakeTSU : 2/6/2018 8:51 am : link
on a Friday to go up to NH could suck, especially if there's any construction.

But if the alternative is to leave at 4 from Hoboken to first drive to the UES, park, etc., then why wouldn't you just leave at 4 from Hoboken?
Drive back into Manhattan during Friday rush hour?  
njm : 2/6/2018 8:53 am : link
Surely you jest.
RE: What FMiC said  
JonC : 2/6/2018 8:54 am : link
In comment 13823257 pjcas18 said:
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but whenever you leave, take the Saw Mill to 684 to 84E to 691N to 91N (this goes around Hartford may not need to do this depending on the time - if no traffic on 84 just stay on 84) to 84E to 90E (Mass Pike) to 495N to 93N (assuming you are going to the ski areas of NH).


I'd recommend TZ/287 to Merritt to 91N to 84 to 90 etc, typically the fastest route from NY to Boston.
The best route would be...  
whozzat : 2/6/2018 8:55 am : link
take 280 to 95 South to GSP South... go straight until you reach Cape May... look for signs for the Cape May - Lewes Ferry... not sure if it runs this time of year, but the best way to find out is to go there and hope. You'll need to have some cash for the next part... once you've loaded your car onto the ferry, find the ferryboat captain and bribe him to take you to Portsmouth (most of these guys seem like they'd change course for a few bucks). Better yet, tell him Kennebunkport - he'll think you're a high roller. You may want to have a blunt object or firearm with you in case he's not receptive... sometimes people don't respond to reason. Once you reach New Hampshire, you should be able to hitch to wherever you're going, no problem.

If you run into any trouble along the way, tell 'em Slade from BBI sent you.

Iím trying not to break balls here  
mfsd : 2/6/2018 8:56 am : link
but crossing town then going to Hoboken to pick up a car, to then drive up across one of the bridges to New England on a Friday afternoon is insanity. Unless your goal is to make the trip as long and as inefficient as possible, do the following:

- Cancel your reservation in Hoboken
- Rent a car for pickup somewhere along the Metro North New Haven Line (New Rochelle, Mamaroneck, Stamford CT, someplace like that). Or try the Harlem Line and go to White Plains.
- After work, take subway home to UES, pickup your stuff for weekend, then get on subway at 86th and take it up to 125th street. Switch there to metro north train that stops where you have car reserved
- Option B - take subway from 86th down to Grand Central to get on Metro North train. Do this if getting a seat to sit down in is important to you, Metro North train will be crowded
- upon arriving at destination where you reserved car, you may need short walk or Uber/taxi to rental car place

Boom, just spared you about 2-3 hours of travel time. Your on your own to plan snacks and bathroom breaks for the trip.
in/out of Hoboken is limited to about two choices  
GiantsLaw : 2/6/2018 8:56 am : link
pick one
RE: For ..  
figgy2989 : 2/6/2018 8:58 am : link
In comment 13823232 FatMan in Charlotte said:
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fuck's sake are you going to need hand holding for every little thing you decide to do in the city?

99.999999999% of people can figure out the minutia of life


/end thread

RE: What FMiC said  
njm : 2/6/2018 9:00 am : link
In comment 13823257 pjcas18 said:
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but whenever you leave, take the Saw Mill to 684 to 84E to 691N to 91N (this goes around Hartford may not need to do this depending on the time - if no traffic on 84 just stay on 84) to 84E to 90E (Mass Pike) to 495N to 93N (assuming you are going to the ski areas of NH).


No traffic (and construction for that matter) on 84 on a Friday evening? When has that happened during the last 40 years? Although it adds 25 miles to the trip, it might be worth going up the Garden St. Parkway to the NY Thruway to the Mass Pike extension. Then get on Rte 91 if you're going to the Dartmouth area or stay on the Mass Pike to 290 at Worcester to 495 to 93 if you're headed for the Mt Washington area.
You can't get there  
YAJ2112 : 2/6/2018 9:00 am : link
from here
RE: RE: What FMiC said  
pjcas18 : 2/6/2018 9:02 am : link
In comment 13823262 JonC said:
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In comment 13823257 pjcas18 said:


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but whenever you leave, take the Saw Mill to 684 to 84E to 691N to 91N (this goes around Hartford may not need to do this depending on the time - if no traffic on 84 just stay on 84) to 84E to 90E (Mass Pike) to 495N to 93N (assuming you are going to the ski areas of NH).



I'd recommend TZ/287 to Merritt to 91N to 84 to 90 etc, typically the fastest route from NY to Boston.


distance wise your way is closer, but I avoid the Merritt and definitely 95 on a Friday (if not all days), that stretch from NY to New Haven can take 4 hours by itself and the rush hour there lasts longer than the rush hour on 684 to 84.

684 to 84 generally moves faster too.

Waze will tell you which way to go, but I have consistently found 684 to 84 faster than the Merritt.

and I commuted weekly from Boston to White House Station, NJ (out 78W toward the PA border) every other week for almost a year.
84 was always more painful for me  
JonC : 2/6/2018 9:06 am : link
whether it was driving to/from Westchester/Boston or back home to visit the family on weekends/holidays.
RE: 84 was always more painful for me  
pjcas18 : 2/6/2018 9:08 am : link
In comment 13823283 JonC said:
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whether it was driving to/from Westchester/Boston or back home to visit the family on weekends/holidays.


it definitely slows down for the whole time it's 2 lanes (4o miles?), but Waze is a good guide to tell you which is faster.

I assume Rover can handle Waze.
hmmm  
JonC : 2/6/2018 9:15 am : link
... that could well be the next how to thread.
Download waze  
jlukes : 2/6/2018 9:20 am : link
put in your destination

choose "leave later"

and it will show you how the average transit times differ depending on when you want to leave

There is no way rover is a real person  
MetsAreBack : 2/6/2018 9:25 am : link

at some point we're going to find out this was an Uncle Frank or Coach Justy prank. Has to be.
Why the fuck...  
Chris in Philly : 2/6/2018 9:29 am : link
would you go to Hoboken to rent a car? And then go back to UES? And THEN go to New England? Plz respkit
You guys are so mean...  
Keith : 2/6/2018 9:30 am : link
Rover, the best times to leave are as follows:

1. Friday night 10:30-11:30 PM (73% chance of no traffic)
2. Saturday mid morning 10:42-11:06AM (64% of no traffic)
3. Anytime between 9:00AM Monday-8:59AM Monday (100% chance of you going away)
RE: There is no way rover is a real person  
Enzo : 2/6/2018 9:38 am : link
In comment 13823309 MetsAreBack said:
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at some point we're going to find out this was an Uncle Frank or Coach Justy prank. Has to be.

sadly people like this exist. I work with people that over-analyze every single tiny decision in their lives to the point of exhaustion. These are the people that scrutinize amazon reviews when buying a $5 phone charger.
RE: Why the fuck...  
Rover : 2/6/2018 10:18 am : link
In comment 13823311 Chris in Philly said:
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would you go to Hoboken to rent a car? And then go back to UES? And THEN go to New England? Plz respkit

1. Because Turu does not do NY delieveries
2. Turu is better/cheaper/better car than any rental service

I've got flexibility...I can pick up the car earlier in the day, or later.
I can bring my weekend gear to work in the AM, or I can pick up the car then go back to my place and get my stuff.

Blame NY for not allowing Turu...
you're the weirdest entity on the internet  
djm : 2/6/2018 10:22 am : link
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RE: RE: Why the fuck...  
Enzo : 2/6/2018 10:31 am : link
In comment 13823392 Rover said:
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In comment 13823311 Chris in Philly said:


Quote:


would you go to Hoboken to rent a car? And then go back to UES? And THEN go to New England? Plz respkit


1. Because Turu does not do NY delieveries
2. Turu is better/cheaper/better car than any rental service

I've got flexibility...I can pick up the car earlier in the day, or later.
I can bring my weekend gear to work in the AM, or I can pick up the car then go back to my place and get my stuff.

Blame NY for not allowing Turu...

wow...you sound like an experienced Turo user!
Damn you guys are cold  
yupbjac27 : 2/6/2018 10:38 am : link
It blows not having a car and having to go places in Manhattan especially the UES. Take it ease, kids trying to figure it out from prior experience. Did the same thing when I moved there.
So you do this extensive research on a rental car...  
figgy2989 : 2/6/2018 10:38 am : link
Yet start weekly inane threads on how to navigate through NYC?

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