| SATURDAY TRANSPORTATION
Saturday, September 20
6:00 to 9:00 pm
200 Fifth Restaurant
200 5th Avenue, between Union and Sackett Streets.
Park Slope, Brooklyn
Here's a map!
Free Charter Bus:
We are chartering two buses to take guests from the Algonquin Hotel, 59 W. 44th Street, to the party in Brooklyn. Here is the bus schedule:
- Buses leave the Algonquin at 5:00 pm and arrive by 6:00 pm.
- Buses leave 200 Fifth at 9:15 pm and return to hotel by 10:00 pm.
If you think that you're going to want to take the bus on Saturday, please give Art Naparstek an e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or call: 216-659-4186
Subway: Here's a subway map!
Take the R, M or W train to Union Street in Brooklyn. (You can also take a Q express train to DeKalb Avenue in Brooklyn then switch to the R, M, or W across the platform.)
After disembarking from the train, you will exit at Union Street and 4th Avenue. Be careful crossing 4th Avenue. Brooklyn motorists are completely insane. Head up hill on Union Street one block and take a left on 5th Avenue. The restaurant will be on your left. Taking the subway from Midtown Manhattan? Here are some overly-detailed but somewhat entertaining notes for you.
If you don't want to take the train, your best bet is to have a car service to take you. Ask your hotel concierge to order a car for you. Expect the ride to take about a half hour from midtown Manhattan and to cost somewhere around $20. We will also have car services ready to take people back to Manhattan from the party.
Tell your driver, "Park Slope, Brooklyn, 664 Union Street between 4th and 5th Ave." He won't be thrilled about driving out to Brooklyn on a Saturday night when he could be getting lots of good fares in the city. But he has to take you, so don't worry about it too much. Most taxi drivers know where Union Street is in Brooklyn. If they need more detailed instructions tell them to take the Manhattan Bridge up Flatbush Avenue, a right on 4th Ave. and then a right on Union. It's easy. Expect the ride to take about 35 minutes from midtown Manhattan and to cost somewhere around $20.
You're crazy to drive a car in New York City but you can do it. Street parking is not easy to find in our neighborhood but if you're willing to drive around a little bit you'll find a spot eventually. There is also a parking garage about two blocks from the restaurant at 906 Union Street between 6th and 7th Ave. If you do decide to drive on a Saturday night, we suggest you to take the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel instead of the Brooklyn or Manhattan bridges which will probably be packed. There's a $3.50 toll for the tunnel and New Yorkers don't like to pay that, so the trip is usually much faster and easier. The Brooklyn side of the Tunnel can be a little bit intimidating. Look at a map before you go and try to make your way to 9th Street once you get out of the Tunnel. Take 9th Street right on up into Park Slope and then hang a left on 5th Avenue.