I know there's a comumting forum, but I figured there are more in-the-know riders in this section, and I'm riding fixed anyway. So, I used to live in Brooklyn and getting to work in Lower Manhattan was a snap. Now I'm all the way out in Forest Hills, Queens, and haven't figured out the best route to get down to lower Manhattan. I've been basically going Myrtle Ave. most of the way (about 10 miles), but it's very dirty and congested. Just kind of takes the fun out of it. Any Queens riders who ride into Manhattan have any suggestions for me to consider? There's got to be a better way.
I occasionally commute from the same general area (Woodhaven/Jamaica Ave) to lower manhattan. I take Myrtle Ave straight to Broadway to WillyB. its the most direct way. I tried taking Jamaica to Broadway Junction then Broadway all the way to the bridge but Broadway has bad pot holes. I can take the pot holes on broadway from Myrtle to the bridge its not that far. the congestion/traffic/polution comes with the territory in NY.