We will be first timers in NYC on our honeymoon for a couple nights. Staying at the POD hotel (at 230 E 51st St) and arriving at JFK at 6:00 PM on a Monday. Any suggestions on transportation (quickest, easiest, cheapest) from JFK to our hotel?
Also I've already made several plans for our short stay (night of arrival go to Empire State Building, next day shop China Town see major sites of interest including central park and times square, then Phantom of the Opera to close the evening) but would like to eat at one really great place during our stay. Is there an American or Italian style restaurant that is awesome? Especially one where celebrity sitings are common as that would be great!
Leaving from JFK at 8:30 on a Wed morning, so should we take the same transportation back?
Any other travel tips would be WONDERFUL as my fiance says he will HATE New York and I am out to PROVE to him that he will LOVE it. Especially transportation tips as I am so confused by all these different transportation options!
Thanks so much!