I'll be staying with someone on W 73rd right beside Central Park. It'll be for a couple of weeks and on most days I'll be getting up and leaving in my car around 8 or 9 am to drive east to Nassau county or North to Putnam and Orange counties.
I will most of the time be coming back to the city around 5 to 7 pm.
How is the traffic in those directions at those times? It seems like I'd be going the opposite of typical traffic flow. Is that correct? How bad are the tunnels and bridges going to be?
Let's say I was going from W 73rd to Harriman State Park. Or to Massapequa. Google maps says those are between 50 to 60 mins. Would it be much worse at the times I'm leaving?