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    Silly question for New Yorkers

    Is it possible to go from NYC to Jersey City on bike? The only ways I see into NJ involve Holland Tunnel, Lincoln Tunnel, and a bit out of my way the NJ Turnpike.
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    Take the PATH.
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    GW Bridge, also a bit out of your way. A good ride, though.

    Do they allow bikes on NY Waterway ferries?

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    Bikes are allowed on the ferries, but it's pricey.
    Every time we let a vehicle pass there is a little bit of compromise. But compromise allows the city to function and allows cyclists to function in the city. The trick is not to eliminate compromise but to learn how to work safely within it.

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    GWB or take the PATH or ferry. Or invest in pontoons.
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    I very much appreciate the responses.

    But it all seems fairly unreasonable just for some iHOP. Rather than going all the way to Washington Heights to go over the GWB, I might as well stop at 135 st, which is already out of the way.

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    Ain't there an iHOP on Union Tpke in Queens?
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    Yeah, because we all know that Manhattan has a shortage of independently-owned diners and coffee shops from which you can get some pancakes.
    Quote Originally Posted by ruroni
    I very much appreciate the responses.

    But it all seems fairly unreasonable just for some iHOP. Rather than going all the way to Washington Heights to go over the GWB, I might as well stop at 135 st, which is already out of the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mazugrin
    Yeah, because we all know that Manhattan has a shortage of independently-owned diners and coffee shops from which you can get some pancakes.
    If there is no Rooty Tooty Fresh N Fruity, it just aint the same.



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    Quote Originally Posted by ruroni
    I very much appreciate the responses.

    But it all seems fairly unreasonable just for some iHOP. Rather than going all the way to Washington Heights to go over the GWB, I might as well stop at 135 st, which is already out of the way.
    There's an IHOP in Staten Island, and the ferry ride even with a bike is free.

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    harlem has at least one ihop

    +1 on the awesome breakfast food all over the city, especially various brunch spots. My favorite are the taverns ("on Dean" and "on Jane")

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    The real question is why would anyone want to go to Jersey in the first place?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rosie666
    The real question is why would anyone want to go to Jersey in the first place?
    To get rid of the body. Red Hook's too crowded w/ witnesses.
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    Is Bubby's Pie Company still in business, on Hudson in Tribeca? Best breakfast I've ever eaten.

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    yeah, still there.

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    ->Staten Island Ferry->Bayonne Bridge->Jersey City

    Or take the GWB

    Or Path Train (only folding bike during rush hr.).
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    Bubby's is still there and in Dumbo.
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