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Old 06-06-2010, 10:58 PM
 
Location: Lisle, IL
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a friend and I are coming in from out of town on the amtrak Cardinal and are planning to head out to Far Rockaway on the LIRR and ride inbound on the A train.

I'm 16, he's 17. we're both extremely street smart, but we're from chicago. he's 6'3. and we're not exactly easy to mess with.

We'd be getting into Far rockaway at 6:09 am on a monday morning. We want to walk to the beach, then get on the A train an hour or so later and head back to manhattan.

with our background in mind, is this a safe thing to do? we don't mind a moderately rough area, but we don't want to be in grave danger.

Also, am I correct in assuming that the A train will not be dangerous during the morning rush hour?

riding the LIRR and the A would be a highlight of our trip. it's something that i've wanted to do for a long time. so that's what brings me out there to begin with.

your comments are greatly appreciated.
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Old 06-06-2010, 11:11 PM
 
Location: DC/Brooklyn, NY/Miami, FL
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I've been through the Rockaways a few times, mostly at night, when its more dangerous. But you shouldn't have any problems though, especially at that time of morning. Just don't look scared and you'll be fine.
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Old 06-06-2010, 11:34 PM
 
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he's 6'3. and we're not exactly easy to mess with.
That is if you are not a midget
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Old 06-06-2010, 11:38 PM
 
Location: Lisle, IL
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That is if you are not a midget
Hahaha, you caught me. Kidding, of course, I'm of slightly below average height.
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Old 06-06-2010, 11:46 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY $$$
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a friend and I are coming in from out of town on the amtrak Cardinal and are planning to head out to Far Rockaway on the LIRR and ride inbound on the A train.

I'm 16, he's 17. we're both extremely street smart, but we're from chicago. he's 6'3. and we're not exactly easy to mess with.

We'd be getting into Far rockaway at 6:09 am on a monday morning. We want to walk to the beach, then get on the A train an hour or so later and head back to manhattan.

with our background in mind, is this a safe thing to do? we don't mind a moderately rough area, but we don't want to be in grave danger.

Also, am I correct in assuming that the A train will not be dangerous during the morning rush hour?

riding the LIRR and the A would be a highlight of our trip. it's something that i've wanted to do for a long time. so that's what brings me out there to begin with.

your comments are greatly appreciated.
a lot of crimes happen in the a train , and even under it , since the a train runs in a lot of dangerous, and abandoned sections of the rockaways , since you coming at 6 am , i guess your good, but if it were just a few hours early id say you would be in grave danger.
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Old 06-07-2010, 06:03 AM
 
Location: Confines of the 101 Precinct
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if you can, it would actually be better to not take the LIRR at all. you might as well take the A train both ways because the LIRR Far Rockaway train station is pretty far from the beach, its at least a 20 minute walk. Also, the area surrounding the LIRR station is not a good part of far rockaway at all. its very deserted, and although it would be during the early morning rush hour, its still not a good place to be at. the A train will be much safer, and by far a more scenic ride.
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Old 06-08-2010, 06:05 PM
 
Location: New York
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It shouldn't be so bad since it is about to be rush hour, but don't recommend it. I suggest you take a bus there instead. It's so much better and safer.
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Old 06-08-2010, 07:34 PM
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Location: Queens, NY
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its not really a nice area at all...

but out of curiosity, what time are you going to go back? like when you have to go back home?
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Old 06-08-2010, 08:44 PM
 
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I don't get it... .you're coming in from Chicago on the Amtrak. You're going to ride the train (A or LIRR) to FR, hang out for an hour, and then head back to Penn Station?? At 6am??? Weird. Very weird.
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Old 06-08-2010, 10:05 PM
 
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Maybe they're train buffs. Sounds like a cool idea for a trip, though I have no idea about the safety of that area.
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