This is where we are having everyone stay! Please make sure to use the phone number provided, which is different from what is on their website. Tell them you are booking a room for the Shoup/Pieper Wedding. The rooms will be $150/night, plus a 14.625% New Jersey tax, bringing it to 171.93/night. Rooms can be booked through 5/12/2023; reservations made after that are subject to hotel availability. They have a 48 hour cancellation policy. Check in is at 3:00 pm; check out is at 11 am. If you book multiple rooms in your name, you will need to be at the hotel to check-in all rooms in your name. The front desk asks for a photo ID and a credit card upon check-in.
For those flying, it will be easiest to fly into Newark Airport, with LaGuardia being a second choice. It will be best to avoid JFK, as it is... a journey to get there and back again.
How to get into the city without a car/taxi Allow us to introduce you to the Jitney Bus. It will go from the eastbound side of route 4, across the GWB, and into Manhattan. From the hotel, you will need to walk south (turn left as you leave the main lobby of the hotel) on Van Brunt St, turn left onto Nordhoff Pl (this will take you behind The Gym and in front of an Italian restaurant), and then turn right again onto Nordhoff Pl. Cross under the overpass, go up the stairs, and wait for the bus to arrive. NB: Use my directions. Google Maps will tell you to take a Westbound bus and then switch to Eastbound. This is not necessary. The bus will take you to the George Washington Bridge Bus Terminal, which is across the street from our apartment. From here, you can either leave the station (and come say hi!) or head downstairs in the terminal to the A train. Going from the bridge back to the hotel, go to the top floor of the GWB bus station, through the glass doors to where the buses are, and to the opposite end of the bus platform. Get on/wait for the bus that says 'Paterson Line' and tell the driver you are getting off at Nordhoff Pl. The cost is $3.50 cash each way. Does not need to be exact.
NYC lives up to its reputation as a dreadful place to drive, and a possibly more dreadful place to park. If you are physically able, we highly recommend that you take advantage of the public transportation around here. You'll find that is cheaper and faster than driving. Barring that, taxis, Uber, and Lyft are great options that will spare you the frustration of driving and parking in the city. If you must drive, make sure that you have a plan for parking when you get there. Do not assume you will find street parking, especially if you are in Manhattan. Look up local parking garages before you go. Elisabeth has indicated in the 'Things to Do' section when attractions have parking. Parking garages= cheaper and less of a hassle than tickets or getting your car towed. Also, if you must drive, make sure to look up NYC driving rules. There are a few things that are different here than in the rest of the country. For example, NEVER turn right on red if you are within NYC limits. If you do this, you could get a ticket or cause an accident. We want everyone to be safe and have a great time!