Ok , I have done some research on this but any info would be great. I have calculated that we will be making at least 15 subway journeys during our stay so the unlimited MetroCard seems like the cheaper option (staying in LIC, visiting malls, Staten island port etc).I will also be using the air train to get into and hopefully out of the city but this journey isn't included on the unlimited card right? So I was planning on loading on some dollar value to my card as well. My total cost for 4 days travel will work out at $40 if so, or is there a better/cheaper way?
Also, is subway travel from 23rd street/Ely av to Jamaica and on to jfk safe at 3am? I will be with my partner, not alone :-)