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Old 04-08-2009, 10:42 AM
 
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My husband and I are going to the 5/4 Yanks/Red Sox game. This game is on a monday NIGHT. I'm assuming that the game will end somewhere between 10-11pm. My question is, how safe is it to ride the subway from the Stadium to Journal Square in NJ? How populated is the subway at that time of night on a monday? I know that when we leave the game, there will be alot of other people on the subway, but I guess I'm worried about that crowd thinning out the farther we get from the stadium.
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Old 04-08-2009, 10:55 AM
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You will be ok, just follow the necessary precautions that you would follow in a NYC subway station at any time. It should be a lot of people going to the subway after the game, so just stick with the crowd, if you are uncomfortable.
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Old 04-08-2009, 10:57 AM
 
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The subway lines from Yankee Stadium, whether you take the D or the #4, will be absolutely packed full of people. And plenty of them will be making the transfer to PATH at 34 Street, so you won't be alone!
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Old 04-08-2009, 11:17 AM
 
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Thanks! I'm feeling a little better now. I've only been to day games - no night games, so this is a first.

This is an off-topic question, but the first time I went to NYC was in the summer of 1990. My (then) boyfriend and I took the subway (somewhere), and there wasn't a SOUL down there. It was empty. I can't remember where we were even going at that point, but I just found it odd that it was so deserted, unlike Penn Station, which was packed. Would this have anything to do with the high crime rate of that year? I only ask this out of sheer curiosity.
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Old 04-08-2009, 11:19 AM
 
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Actually, you may find that there are too many people on the trains after the game. Also, there will be plenty of police officers around the stadium and I wouldn't be surprised if they have plain clothes officers on the trains to keep an eye out too.
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Old 04-08-2009, 11:26 AM
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Thanks! I'm feeling a little better now. I've only been to day games - no night games, so this is a first.

This is an off-topic question, but the first time I went to NYC was in the summer of 1990. My (then) boyfriend and I took the subway (somewhere), and there wasn't a SOUL down there. It was empty. I can't remember where we were even going at that point, but I just found it odd that it was so deserted, unlike Penn Station, which was packed. Would this have anything to do with the high crime rate of that year? I only ask this out of sheer curiosity.
No, not really. That year was around the height of the crack era. Which resulted in higher crime rates in general.
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Old 04-08-2009, 11:29 AM
 
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Actually, you may find that there are too many people on the trains after the game. Also, there will be plenty of police officers around the stadium and I wouldn't be surprised if they have plain clothes officers on the trains to keep an eye out too.
Yeah, I know how packed they can get right after a game. I'm not really concerned about when I leave the stadium. My concern is how much the crowd might disperse the farther I get from the stadium. Sounds like there will be plenty of people making the transfer that I'll be making, which makes me feel better. I just hope there's still a decent amount of people on there ALL THE WAY to Journal Square, lol.
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Old 04-08-2009, 11:45 AM
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Yeah, I know how packed they can get right after a game. I'm not really concerned about when I leave the stadium. My concern is how much the crowd might disperse the farther I get from the stadium. Sounds like there will be plenty of people making the transfer that I'll be making, which makes me feel better. I just hope there's still a decent amount of people on there ALL THE WAY to Journal Square, lol.
There will be a large crowd walking from the stadium to the subway. Just stick with them.
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Old 04-08-2009, 02:30 PM
 
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Maybe I should clarify. When I said that I worry about how much the crowd will disperse the farther I get from the stadium, I meant how much will the crowds on the TRAINS disperse the farther the train gets from the stadium. I'm not worried about getting to the subway from the stadium. I know there will be a huge crowd. I'm worried about getting all the way to Journal Square w/o being one of only a few people on the train (or at least the car I'm riding in).
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Old 04-08-2009, 05:34 PM
 
Location: Inwood, New York City
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i remember whilst visiting last summer and taking the path back to NJ.
I was coming back from queens on the subway around 1am and took the path back to hoboken. It was abso fine and i felt no danger. There was at least 15 people in my car and this was a tuesday night!
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