It appears we will be visiting NYC from about the 16th of Dec. for a week or so. We are going to see some long lost friends of my husband in Queens and I'm sure they'll show us around, but there's also going to be alot of drinking and catching up between them and I'll have quite a bit of free time on my hands. I don't know if we're going to stay with them or not, I've been checking on Craigslist for an apt or something we could rent. I've never been there before and I have some questions.
1- We are driving our 4-door tundra truck. I don't want to drive it around the city because I've heard horror stories about NYC drivers, but getting in and out of Queens or other areas, is it hard to do with a larger vehicle?
2- What are some other areas that are safe to stay? And what do cab fares/ subway fares run to get into the city?
3- I've got a 17-month old who will be going everywhere with me. Should I take a stroller or would a backpack type holder be better?
4- Are there playgrounds in Central Park? Are there any indoor playgrounds anywhere? My little rugrat is going to get tired of just walking around and want to run and be free...
I'm got more I'll add later. I'd love to meet up with any of you guys who live there...it'll give me an excuse to get away from long conversations about people I don't even know!!!! Thanks so much!!!