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Old 06-02-2009, 01:22 PM
 
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Hi,
I live in Gravesend Brooklyn, and my boyfriend lives in Newark. It's such a hassle to ever hang out, and really expensive if he wants to drive here ($18 Mod cut: language) Is there a cheaper route to get here? Also, he hates driving in Manhattan, so any way to avoid that? Idk, any advice would be awesome.. Taking the PATH and long subway ride is getting really annoying

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Old 06-02-2009, 01:51 PM
 
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Hi,
I live in Gravesend Brooklyn, and my boyfriend lives in Newark. It's such a hassle to ever hang out, and really expensive if he wants to drive here ($18 Mod cut: language) Is there a cheaper route to get here? Also, he hates driving in Manhattan, so any way to avoid that? Idk, any advice would be awesome.. Taking the PATH and long subway ride is getting really annoying
Bayonne Bridge (no toll) to Staten Island, Verazzano Bridge to Brooklyn. No tool Eastbound on the Verazzano.
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Old 06-02-2009, 01:52 PM
 
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Driving in Manhattan is the only way to do it without a toll going from NY to NJ. So the choices are either to drive through Manhattan or pay a toll.

If I was going from Brooklyn to Newark I'd take the Brooklyn Bridge into Mahattan, take Chambers Street to Hudson Street into the Holland Tunnel and then take 1/9 and the Pulaski Sykway into Newark.
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Old 06-02-2009, 01:54 PM
 
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Bayonne Bridge (no toll) to Staten Island, Verazzano Bridge to Brooklyn. No tool Eastbound on the Verazzano.
The Bayonne Bridge is absolutely NOT toll free travelling from New Jersey into New York.

Not sure where you got that crazy idea from.
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Old 06-02-2009, 02:01 PM
 
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The Bayonne Bridge is absolutely NOT toll free travelling from New Jersey into New York.

Not sure where you got that crazy idea from.
Whoops, you're right, sorry. I guess there isn't a "free" way to get to NJ to Brooklyn.

As for going the other way, you can't do it without going through Manhattan.
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Old 06-04-2009, 06:01 PM
 
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The way I've been doing it for years ( I went to college on LI ) is BQE to the Willy B (Williamsburg Br) then stay on Delancey to the end, go left 1 block over to Broome St and straight out the Holland Hole-In-the-Wall to the Skyway. No toll that way. 1 toll coming back to NY, the tunnel.

Now since you all are a thankin bout Gravesend, Westbound you could also take any of the other free bridges like the Brooklyn or Manhattan Br then mosey on over to the Holland Tunnel and you have escaped back to America. Stay in the left 2 lanes for the US 1&9 Skyway and you'll be in that big N town in a few minutes.

Coming back you have to at least pay one toll going from NJ to NY. You have a choice of Skyway to Holl Tunn to Manhattan or Brooklyn Br OR the other way, South on 1&9 from Newark (aka Nerk) to the Goethals Br, same toll as the Holland, cross SI on the SIE I-278, toll free over the Guintified GangPlank (Verazzano) and yer on da Belted Pkwy.

The NJ/NY Port Authority tolls are sometimes $6 instead of $8 but only with EZ Pass, certain times outside rush hour basically, however those other MTA tolls in NY are about to go UP (AGAIN!). There was a website I posted somewhere round here, but the Varrazano for instance will be $12 soon. Crazy.
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