How To Get To The Asifa: Full Bus, Train, and Driving Instructions and Details
Over the past few days the discussion has been not if you’re going but how you’re going. Whether by bus, train, car or even boat, everyone is looking for the most efficient route to the asifa without getting stuck in traffic.
Askanim are urging everyone to take the buses or mass transit to the asifa. There will be no parking at Arthur Ashe stadium and those headed there must use the buses or trains.
Buses will be leaving from one location only, the Blueclaws stadium parking lot, not from Clifton Ave as was originally planned.
The first bus will be leaving at 1:45 pm; the last bus to the asifa will be at 3:15 pm. Chaveirim will be coordinating the traffic in and around the stadium and are asking everyone to allow themselves an extra 20 minutes to get to the buses due to extra heavy traffic getting through town.
If you want to drive to the asifa but aren’t interested in sitting in traffic getting in and out of the parking lot, you may consider driving to the train stations that service Citi Field and Arthur Ashe stadium.
The #7 Train Services Citi Field and Arthur Ashe stadium at the Mets/Willets Point Station and makes stops in Manhattan at Times Square, 5th Avenue and Grand Central Station. The station is just steps from Citi Field and a three minute walk to Arthur Ashe stadium. Trains run every 5-10 minutes in both directions. It is approximately a 30 minute train ride to Citi Field though probably shorter on Sundays.
For full schedule click HERE.
If you choose to take NJ Transit you will still have to transfer to the 7 train in Manhattan as the LIRR does not run to the stadium when the Mets aren’t playing. We have heard that Misaskim is trying to arrange for service but we have not heard anything else.
You may also choose to drive to Queens and take the train from there. View the above link for details on where the 7 train stops. Note that the Flushing-bound trains will be skipping the 33, 40, 46, 52 and 69 Sts in Queens in the early morning of Sunday and is unlikely to affect the trains later in the day.
If you are traveling by car to the asifa here are the directions.
From southern New Jersey: Take the Verrazzano Bridge to the Brooklyn–Queens Expwy (BQE/I-278) East to the Long Island Expressway East to Exit 22B for the Grand Central Parkway West. Exit the Grand Central Parkway West at Exit 9E for Citi Field.
From Brooklyn: You can either take the abovementioned route or take the Jackie Robinson Parkway to the Van Wyck Expressway North. Exit the Van Wyck Expressway at Exit 12A. Continue straight on to College Point Blvd. Follow signs to Citi Field Parking.
It is expected to take an hour and a half to get into the stadium so plan accordingly. Security will be very tight. Citi Field security is run by an ex-Secret Service agent and it will take a long time to get into the stadium. Reports say that on opening day for the Mets this year some people didn’t get to their seats until the 6th inning as it was a sold out stadium on that day.
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