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Citi-Field / 7 train advice (NY)

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Layman, Apr 29, 2013.

  1. Layman

    Layman Active Member

    Taking a cruise (Norwegian Cruise Line) out of Manhattan, leaving Saturday 6/8. Arriving in the city the day before, knocking another ballpark (Citi Field) off my list. We're spending the night close to Laguardia. Here's my inquiry.

    Ideally, we'd like to arrive in that area late morning (drop the luggage at the hotel), park someplace, take the 7 train into the city for a couple of hours, then return to the Stadium for the game. Can this be done without moving the car? Is there a commuter lot at Mets-Willets Point? Or, someplace else, not too far down the line, that leaves us a short drive to the stadium?

    Any other "can't miss" things at Citi Field?

  2. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    Where do you cruise from Manhattan?
  3. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    West Side piers.

    Layman, I don't know about commuter lots there -- I've never looked. But why not just leave the car at the hotel? All the hotels around LaGuardia are a short cab ride from the ballpark. When you return from Manhattan, the No. 7 train will takes you right to Citi Field.
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  4. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    East Village? Chelsea?
  5. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    55th Street. Very convenient. They meet your car/cab with a luggage cart and you don't see your stuff again until you board and get to your room.
  6. Layman

    Layman Active Member

    The cruise piers are right next to the Intrepid Museum. All I really know, as it'll be our first time sailing out of NYC. Every other cruise we've taken has been out of Florida.

    Cran, is it pretty easy / reliable to catch a cab after the game? I'd love to just leave the car at the hotel (staying at the SpringHill Suites Laguardia, only a couple of miles away....love those Marriott points), just don't want my wife giving me THAT look, when we end up stranded at the ballpark.
  7. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member


    Cranberry's head.
  8. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member


  9. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Before we talk about the car / # 7 train we need to confirm there is a Springhill Suites at LGA. I never seen it and was trying to figure out where it was in relation to Citi Field.

    Marriott site shows closest Springhill is at Newark Airport. Big Difference.


    My first piece of advise is to figure out what hotel you are booked at. If you can't figure that out you definitely are not ready for the # 7 train.

    Perhaps you booked The Marriott. There is one of those.
  10. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    If you're concerned about getting that look from your wife, I would not stay anywhere near LGA for any reason.
  11. Layman

    Layman Active Member



    Guessing I'm as ready for the 7 train, as you are for your web browser....
  12. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Good you found it but if you go to the Marriott link I used and use New York State pull down it does not list the one in Queens.

    Try it:


    Assuming it's there I would leave car at hotel and see if their shuttle will take you to subway to get to city and then cab it back to hotel after. It shows on Northern Blvd which you can almost walk from Citi.
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