Hire a car service before you arrive, like Dial 7 or take a cab.
I would prefer a car service like dial7, all state or Carmel.
Although you should note that 9:30 is not "late", and I would consider taking the train both safer (yes, safer) and easier than taking a taxi or a car service.
Also note that when you are in NYC, you should not have any hesitation about taking the subway at night. The subway is always safer than the street, and what little crime that we have on the subway goes DOWN after 8pm, because most crimes on the subway are grand larcenies involving high school students snatching things (such as i-phones) from other riders, and in particular from other high-school students (a definition: according to NY state law, taking anything whatsoever from the person of another -- even if ii is worthless garbage -- is the crime of grand larceny.). Statistically, you are more likely to be struck by lightning during a year in Florida than you are to be the victim of a robbery during a ride on the NYC subway.
It will be nice to be able to ask a driver to load and unload your luggage. It sure beats schlepping luggage up and down subway stairs after a long flight! After that, though, plan on using public transportation. It's fast, cheap, efficient and safe.
Thank you! We plan to use the subway during our stay but felt uncomfortable with a child and luggage in the dark in a new city.
Any suggestions on seeing the holiday windows? Tour or walk it ourselves?
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