A dream NYC Smart Drive. Spring 2019. A 3am lap around Manhattan. A stop for breakfast in Tarrytown NY then a cruise up the Hudson to Bear Mountain State Park.
The Current climate of New York makes the traffic more of a danger than a criminal type of event. But it is a perfectly valid concern. This would be a full drive through with no intended stop for photos. Some local friends would be posted in strategic spots to capture photos of the group passing by. The reason for the time is simply that vehicle traffic is to heavy stop and go bumper most other times. Tarrytown has no relative crime of concern. The route itself runs past most iconic NYC spots and the night time lights of the city are always a sight to see.Neat idea , ran it past the wife and she made the “ isn’t that dangerous” look
The target date is the 3rd or 4th weekend of May. Reasoning, weather no chance of snow our ice. Temps are also expected to be nice. Suggested area to stay is Tarrytown. Reasoning more hotel/motel parking convenience. One loop around Manhattan starting 230am - 330am Reasoning, very light traffic will let us tour under the city lights physically passing many NYC iconic landmarks and make our exit as the city begins to fully wake up. Back in Tarrytown area by 630 am for breakfast and freshening up. Then 10am departure up to New York's Bear Mountain State Park. Its a straightforward ride from Bear Mountain State Park to Tarrytown so Bear Mountain departure can be group or individual with a 6pm Tarrytown Diner location. A send off breakfast the next morning and the Midnight in Manhattan Bear Mountain tour would be complete. .......An incredible journey. I agree that those North/South routes near the Hudson are perfection. Bear Mountain is a treasure and Manhattan at 3AM is totally safe...inside a Smart ForTwo.
I will re run this course this weekend in full and give expected times. NYC is not very restroom friendly for drivers as it is a mass transit city. So from Tarrytown to Manhattan back to Tarrytown (32 miles each way) restrooms would be a challenge.Might want to include a couple of stops for bathroom breaks and or coffee, as well as photos along the way - Manhattan at night should make for impressive photos.
I sent him a PM. This is a focused but fluid idea of something intended, all thoughts and input will be appreciated. With in the next 3 months details will become more solid and confirmed.You could PM member "twcom". He is organizing the event.