Hello all! We will be driving to NYC this weekend (Friday Oct 11-Monday Oct 14). Our hotel is in Midtown East on 3rd Ave. Hotel charges $50 a day to valet park the car. Not that concerned about the money, more wondering how bad traffic would be and if we should park outside the city and bus/train to the hotel. There are 4 of us - me, hubby and 2 teenagers. Hubby doesn't mind driving in traffic but I don't want to waste hours in the car. Driving from Canada down I-87 and would likely hit the city around 4pm on Friday.
Would appreciate any advice about how to drive in, where to park outside the city if that's better, and also for leaving on Monday around the Columbus Day Parade. Many thanks!!