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Old 02-14-2015, 06:07 PM   #11
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We stayed in April at New York City / Newburgh KOA which is located in Plattekill, NY.
They have cable TV and internet.
The people at the park were very friendly and helpful with train schedules and directions into Manhatten. There is a large parking lot at the train station. The train fare is very inexpensive.
Just a tip about sight seeing in Manhatten. We were duped by the lady selling double decker bus tours in the city. She had a price for "Red" bus tickets and a cheaper price for the identical tour "Green" buses. You can get on and off at will with your colour bus. Don't ever waste your money on "Green" buses in NYC. There are so few "Green" buses with none going by our stop for over an hour that I tried to buy a ticket from the "Red" bus but he doesn't sell tickets. The "Red" bus driver offered to let us ride for free so that we wouldn't be stranded.

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Old 02-14-2015, 07:21 PM   #12
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Here is what we did a few years ago. We camped in the pocanos area of Pennsylvania. We took a day trip into the city. If you take the Lincoln tunnel in you will be able to take the ramps into the parking building at the 42nd street port authority bus terminal. We parked our 1/2 ton f150 on the roof. No city street driving and you can exit the port authority building and be in the middle of the city. We walked for hours and then bought tickets on one of the tour buses which took us down to battlefield park. Took the boats to the islands and the Statue of Liberty. A bus ride back to the terminal. Picked up our truck and drove back to the trailer.

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Old 02-14-2015, 07:47 PM   #13
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More info on the parking.

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Old 02-14-2015, 10:36 PM   #14
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Stayed at Liberty Harbour. Perfect for visiting New York
5 min walk from PATH train direct to Manhatten and all metro connections. About 20 min ride ride. Not cheap RV park though but worth it.
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Old 02-15-2015, 01:20 PM   #15
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I would suggest you stay at Croton on the Hudson in Croton, NY. We stayed there 2 years ago and will be there again this May for 2 weeks. It is north of NYC and about 1 mile from the train station. It's about a 40 minute ride into Grand Central and from there you have subway access all over. Be sure to take the express train. Parking is, I think about $9 a day. Can't remember the train cost but if you're old enough there is a senior discount. I actually think the ticket for senior was $10 round trip. Park is right on the Hudson River, gravel roads and sites, but level. Rate is $50 a night or $240 a week. You have to call the park directly to make reservations. Nothing fancy but if you're going to be gone in the city all day, who cares. I was able to get all the local tv chanels with my RV antena. The park is large and plenty of room to walk. We'll be there about the last 2 weeks in May. If you decide to stay there maybe we can connect.

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Old 02-15-2015, 01:55 PM   #16
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Newburgh is quite a distance from NYC, stick to Westchester County if you can.
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Old 02-15-2015, 04:03 PM   #17
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Wife and I plan trip across northern states and into NYC, probably in May.
Need info on nice rv parks outside NYC but near bus or Metro/transportation for day trips into NYC, 911 Memorial,, Broadway, Times Square etc. Thank you.
Thanks all for info, we have previously visited Liberty Island/Statue of Liberty so this time the emphasis will be on NYC center as the DW wishes to see Broadway, Times Square and 911 memorial.
So thanks again, any additional suggestions much appreciated.
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Old 02-15-2015, 05:09 PM   #18
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I agree Croton Point. I've had friends stay there, so I can't speak personal experience. Convenient location, maybe a little busy and or crowded with boaters, not sure but I ve been there as a boater. Another location is Clarence Fahnstalk State Park on rt 301 in Cold Spring. Camping is only about 15 minute cab ride on rt 301 direct to Cold Spring Metro North Train Station. Just another thought. Good Luck.

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Old 02-15-2015, 05:30 PM   #19
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I've told this story before, but here's my Liberty Harbor RV Park story again. It was written in response to a question about good and bad campgrounds:

"The one memorable exception was when we made the unfortunate decision to stay at a "campground" in Jersey City, NJ the summer of 2011 (3 months before the Towers came down). It's the only campground close to NYC and we wanted to do the Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island tours. The campground is across the Hudson River from Manhattan, just across the Morris Canal north of Liberty State Park (easily seen on Google satellite). It's really just a corner of a very large parking lot where people park and take water taxis over to Manhattan and they store boats in the winter. Out on the "point" by the river is a bar/dance hall. Unfortunately, we were there during the weekend of Puerto Rico day, with 5 million Puerto Rican's in NYC for the parade. That night the bar was going with the music at major decibels until 4am. When the music stopped and the bar closed is when the fights in the parking lot began, with GUNFIRE, police, etc. Here we were in a canvas sided trailer with people shooting 100 yds away. Pretty scary!! Fortunately, there were 4 or 5 Class A's between us and them. I'd never go back there again,"

All that being said, you don't have a lot of choices close to NYC.
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Old 02-15-2015, 06:39 PM   #20
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We stayed at Liberty Harbor in 2011 and again in 2013 and would do it again. Yes, it's expensive and it's a big parking lot, but it is so very convenient. We would leave the RV park and be in Times Square within 30 minutes. You can't get much better than that.

You are a quick 3 block walk from the PATH station in Jersey City and that takes you directly to Times Square (33rd St.) or the World Trade Center. You can catch the subway from inside the Times Square station or walk a couple of blocks from the WTC station.

This eliminates all driving unless you want to get out and drive someplace to eat and then a taxi is pretty easy.

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