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Old 02-18-2007, 03:41 PM
 
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Is there a subway train going from Far Rockaway to Manhattan? I know there is one in broad channel not sure if it extends further though.
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Old 02-18-2007, 03:47 PM
 
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That's the A (blue) line, Far Rockaway into Manhattan through Broad Channel, Howard Beach, all of the Brooklyn ghettos and so on. It takes about 90 minutes to get to Midtown. The views of the ocean from the subway in Broad Channel-Rockaways are gorgeous. For a minute there, it feels more like the Florida Keys than New York City.
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Old 02-18-2007, 04:15 PM
 
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That's one long-a** ride on the A-train. But it is gorgeous.
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Old 02-18-2007, 04:17 PM
 
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damn that is a long ass ride. Is there any buses that could take me to a closer subway train? Like the 3 or something, if that would even be faster.
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Old 02-18-2007, 04:46 PM
 
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The Long Island Rail Road runs a train service between Far Rockaway and Penn Station in Midtown Manhattan. The Far Rockaway train station is close to the subway (A line), so it might be a better idea for you to use LIRR.
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Old 02-18-2007, 04:55 PM
 
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ok thanks for the help
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Old 02-22-2007, 05:06 PM
 
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Taking a subway from Far Roc to Manhattan? Man, that is a PAINFULLY long subway ride. Hope you have an Ipod or a good book. You can also get to Manhattan maybe a little bit faster if the take the A to Broadway Junction in Brooklyn take the J to Jamaica Center in Queens, then hop on the E going to 74th Broadway in Jackson Hieghts. Then hop on a Manhattan-bound 7. Ahhh. I just love getting people lost.
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Old 02-22-2007, 05:24 PM
 
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Default That A train ride

On the stretch right before the Broad Channel station...

Bet a lot of people didn't know that you could look out the window of a subway train and see Great Blue Herons.
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Old 02-22-2007, 07:24 PM
 
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To take the Long Island railroad it takes about an hour and 20 minutes or so to Far Rockaway, so not much of a difference as taking the subway.

I live in western Suffolk county, and it's weird to think that the time it takes me to get to the city is the same amount of time as somewhere in eastern Queens.
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Old 02-23-2007, 09:12 AM
 
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Default Rockaway

It is certainly a long train ride. There are express buses that run into downtown and midtown, though. Slightly shorter ride however much more relaxing, but you pay for the benefit. Not sure what they are up to now, $5 each way?

FYI, Far Rock is basically nasty, bleek and not exactly safe, although there are nicer pockets mostly inhabited by Hasidic Jews. If you are looking for a beach community go west towards Rockaway Park or Belle Harbor, the subway stops at Beach 116 St as does a couple of express buses. Or you can go east to Long Beach, LI. The LIRR runs into PennStation in 55 minutes a monthly pass is around $200. This is a really nice beach town with tons to do, volleyball tournements, surfing contests, concerts. Great nightlife & restaurants....

Good luck.
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