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Old 12-16-2014, 11:50 PM
 
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First time traveling to NY. I am staying at Redroof Inn in Secaucus, Nj. I am planning to see the ball drop on new years eve midnight for 2015. What is the best guaranteed way to get back to the secaucus junction after midnight on new years day?

Also is there a bus that will take me straight from Secaucus to the Port Authority near timesquare?
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Old 12-17-2014, 07:23 AM
 
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First time traveling to NY ... I am planning to see the ball drop on new years eve midnight for 2015.
Daaaaamn. I'm sure you've already read thousands of horror stories about New Year's Eve in Times Square, so I won't bore you with more, suffice it to stay, good luck, you're going to need it!

Just realize that at 00:01 Times Square is going to be a undergoing a mass exodus of thousands upon thousands of people all at the same time. Go ahead and resign yourself to the fact that you're going to be going nowhere fast. Maybe see if you can walk up North a little bit and find a diner or coffee shop that's open and chill there for a couple of hours to let the crowds die down.
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Old 12-17-2014, 07:39 AM
 
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This is like planning a jail break. Close to impossible and you need lots of planning. Breaking out of Riker's could be easier. What if it rains? TS on NYE is something I have never considered doing.

And your first time in NYC? What a way to lose your virginity. Do some recon amigo. Good luck.

Consider biting the bullet and staying "on the island", getting some sleep and leaving the next afternoon.
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Old 12-17-2014, 08:28 AM
 
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The suggestion to find a coffeeshop or diner is a good one. Let the crowds die down.
If you do take a train (Penn Station) or bus (Port Authority), make sure you buy your tickets beforehand. I can only imagine the additional nightmare of needing to buy a ticket after midnight.
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Old 12-17-2014, 09:01 AM
 
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If you do take a train (Penn Station) or bus (Port Authority), make sure you buy your tickets beforehand. I can only imagine the additional nightmare of needing to buy a ticket after midnight.
Ticket buying should not be a problem, as there are vending machines. Waiting on a long line for a bus, will be a problem. Trains carry more people & might run more frequently, but you will be at the Secaucus Train station & have to try to catch a cab to your hotel.
Perhaps you should call the hotel & ask if there is shuttle bus service to Secaucus Junction. The website says that it is 3 miles.
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Old 12-17-2014, 09:41 AM
 
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Ticket buying should not be a problem, as there are vending machines. Waiting on a long line for a bus, will be a problem. Trains carry more people & might run more frequently, but you will be at the Secaucus Train station & have to try to catch a cab to your hotel.
Perhaps you should call the hotel & ask if there is shuttle bus service to Secaucus Junction. The website says that it is 3 miles.

I once went to a U2 concert at the Meadowlands and not buying a ticket the day before was a huge mistake. Yes there are many vending machines from a BAU rush hour perspective when a lot of people have monthly passes, but introduce hoards of people that don't frequently go in/out of the city and their unfamiliarity with needing tickets/how to use the machine, and chaos ensues.
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Old 12-17-2014, 09:52 AM
 
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I once went to a U2 concert at the Meadowlands and not buying a ticket the day before was a huge mistake.
That was a singular event, along with the Super Bowl. Frankly, the OP can board the train without a ticket, if it comes to that, & pay the conductor or when he/she exits 7in Secaucus.
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Old 12-17-2014, 01:50 PM
 
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check the nj transit website.
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Old 12-21-2014, 08:33 AM
 
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DON'T DO IT.

Get a honey and a couple bottles of bubbly and watch on a HD screen. Then yell HAPPY NEW YEAR out the window.

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Also is there a bus that will take me straight from Secaucus to the Port
Authority near timesquare?
Yes there is, but like the Roach Motel, you can check in but you WON'T check out.
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Old 12-21-2014, 03:25 PM
 
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You could walk back to Jersey. It's probably the fastest option.
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