Here's a big thank you to everyone on this forum... I've made so many plans based on reading other posts and got great suggestions every time I've asked a question. The FAQs and the Idiot's Guides to the Subway and Brooklyn by GWB are a huge help too.
We leave for the US tomorrow night... will be in NYC a few days later. Really looking forward to it. Will post a trip report when I get back.
Thanks again for all the help :)