Queens via Manhattan or Brooklyn
I am trying to plan a route for my brother who is moving from Wisconsin to the Astoria area. They were thinking of avoiding Manhattan to get through to Queens and instead go via New Jersey to Staten Island, Brooklyn, and into Queens. They will be towing a trailer. To me, it looks like Staten Island and Brooklyn are so crowded as well that they will not be saving any time (or may take more time and are just wasting gas) by taking the longer route. Then again, I have never been there and may be wrong. Does anyone have any advice as to which route may be the better choice? Thanks!