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Old 06-12-2010, 06:17 PM
 
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How late at night is it safe to take the R train from Manhattan to Bay Ridge?
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Old 06-12-2010, 07:33 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY
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The R train doesn't run in Manhattan late nights. Take the N instead.

In either case, it's pretty safe. I haven't had any problems on it and I've been on it late night / early morning from time to time.
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Old 06-12-2010, 08:19 PM
 
Location: New York City via Austin via Chicago
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John Travolta did it in Saturday night fever so if it were safe by in 77 then it must be safe now, lol. Really, its safe but a looong ride and you'll have to transfer from the N.
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Old 06-12-2010, 10:35 PM
 
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Thank you both for answering! I had completely forgotten that Tony came from Bay Ridge.

Where do you transfer from the N and to what? Thanks!
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Old 06-13-2010, 02:52 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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Transfer from the N at 59th street. Then take the R shuttle. You could transfer at 36th but take it to 59th , it's a better idea. The N is relatively safe late at night. I work it 4 nights a week. I also live in Bay Ridge and have transfered there a countless number of times before being employed by the MTA.
It's unlikely you will encounter any problems beyond drunks and homeless. If you are scared , sit in the car with the motorman or conductor and alert them if you are being bothered or harrassed.

Back in '77 when Travolta took the train , he was robbed and beaten senseless but they edited that part out of the movie. I know the guy who walks around wearing Travoltas white suit from the movie. He hangs around at 59th and on the N line. Has a beard , a white hat , carries a cane. If you see the guy , say hi. He probably won't kill you , but don't get too close , you never know.
Good luck.
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Old 06-13-2010, 05:15 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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One would hope that nobody actually judges real life by what they see in the movies. But as we say here in this town, you never know.
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Old 11-26-2010, 07:57 PM
 
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That ride is safe at night but its going to take you a long time!Bay Ridge during the day can be long(i know,I lived there)but at night it can be alot longer.Alot of people dont really have a problem with it though.
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Old 11-27-2010, 08:06 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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The OP started this thread back in June. I wonder how he made the trip to Bay Ridge?
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Old 11-27-2010, 11:20 AM
 
Location: NYC
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Knowing how R train runs, I'm pretty sure he is still commuting on train even months after he started his journey.
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