If the weather's decent on Wednesday I'm thinking of going to Bay Ridge to see the Fleet Week ships arriving between 9:00 and 11:00 (thanks to georgiastatenisland for the viewing tip). Because of the disruption to R train service, I think I have a couple of options in getting there from The Village and would like opinions on what would be best.
Option 1: Leaving around 7:00 a.m., from W. 4th St., take the A, C or F (which would be quickest?) to Jay Street and transfer to the R to 95th then walk over to the shore from there. Any specific street that would be interesting for this walk? Any specific area that would be a good place to watch from? I'm hoping to find a diner for breakfast along the way.
Option 2: Hike over to the N at 8th St./NYU and take the N as far as 59th St. Brooklyn and transfer to the R to 95th.
After that I'd like to head over to Brighton Beach so it looks like catching the R back up to 59th/Brooklyn and getting on the N to Coney Island and walking to Brighton Beach from there might be the thing to do?
From what I've read, Bay Ridge looks like a very safe place to walk through but if there's any area I should avoid, please let me know.