Neat idea , ran it past the wife and she made the “ isn’t that dangerous” look
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.
Remember the context of the event. Smart car events are about the driving as much as anything else. When at an event and some one says they would come to NYC, it would not include a drive around the city in the day time as it is just to congested in general and for a follow along near impossible. 2am to 4am you can cruise through Manhattan with little traffic.
I will make this run over and over until it is solid and I memorize every man hole cover. I make the run from Manhattan up route 9 to Bear mountain state park regularly
It never grows old. All smiles and scenic. There is a 3 mile twisty stretch just before crossing the Bear Mountain Bridge that is a sports cars dream. ... Fantastic.
..... Back to focus lol. An idea to have a pretty spring Manhattan Smart Cruise under the lights is what this is.
The wife and I will be spending a Night at that Tarrytown Estate in a couple of weeks mainly to make sure My Smart is happy with its parking lot.