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NYC to Toronto - should I avoid Newark airport due to construction?

I live in Toronto. I'm flying to New York for a week. My outgoing flight is already booked, but I'm booking my return for May 13. I usually fly Porter, which takes me from Newark to the Toronto Island airport, which I love, and is convenient. I just saw that there's construction at Newark airport, causing delays. (Info here and here) Should I avoid Newark airport for my flight back? If it affects things: In Toronto, I live downtown. In New York, I'm staying on the lower east side.
posted by ManInSuit on May 7, 2014 - 6 answers

Cabbing it in Jersey without cash

I have a business partner flying into Newark who wants to know if she needs cash for a cab. [more inside]
posted by ovenmitt on Apr 30, 2014 - 8 answers

East-Coast (flight?) commuting options

Household member is temporarily working in Boston, and household (cat included!) is in PA, west of Newark. This is a sucky 5+ hour drive, and it seems to be far enough outside of a normal bus or Amtrak route to be worthwhile. What's the best strategy (and price) for booking weekend commuter flights between Boston and Newark? Do you show up and go standby, or Orbitz every time, or ... ?
posted by Dashy on Apr 14, 2014 - 12 answers

Parking in Newark for a trip to NYC?

Does it make sense to drive to Newark Airport and park there for a long weekend in New York? [more inside]
posted by booth on Mar 13, 2014 - 27 answers

3hr layover at EWR--enough to time to transfer baggage & re-check in?

Is a 3 hour layover at the Newark (EWR) airport enough time for me to land (domestic Southwest flight), grab my checked baggage, and recheck in for the second part of my trip on United (international flight)? [more inside]
posted by lychee on Jan 3, 2014 - 18 answers

This is New Jersey... there are bound to be tacky Christmas lights.

A friend and I live in Newark and Kearny, NJ, respectively, and go to school in Madison. We're both dating Brits who are captivated by the (relatively mundane) Christmas lights displays we've seen just driving around so far. Where's somewhere nearby we can go where we can show them ridiculously tacky Christmas lights, ideally set to music or something equally ridiculous? I've found mention of a house in Morristown online but was wondering if there was anything else, or any neighborhoods that tend to all go all out.
posted by naturalog on Dec 4, 2013 - 5 answers

Rental situation in Newark?

Asking for a friend: Are car rental desks at Newark Airport (specifically National, in P3) in heated areas or are they out in the parking garage? Flying in later in the weekend so probably don't need snowpocalypse warnings but could someone more familiar with the airport help out? Thank you.
posted by jessamyn on Feb 8, 2013 - 2 answers

EWR to Amtrak connection logistics?

Are either of these connections from Newark airport to Amtrak reasonable? Ground truths needed! [more inside]
posted by Homeboy Trouble on Dec 31, 2012 - 7 answers

Riot in Newark City Council?

Can someone explain to me why there was almost a riot in the Newark, New Jersey City Council last night? [more inside]
posted by valkyryn on Nov 21, 2012 - 12 answers

Favorite Portuguese restaurant in Newark?

Which is the best Portuguese or Spanish restaurant in the Ironbound section of Newark, NJ? [more inside]
posted by iconomy on Jul 30, 2012 - 2 answers

A skyscraper in Newark

I'd like to write a fictional short story about the construction of a skyscraper in Newark and an incident of corruption that threatens the structural integrity of the building (based loosely on the Citygroup Center incident. Note: I'm not saying this crisis was caused by corruption). I am seeking books, articles, photos and videos (especially), and general inspirational material on modern skyscraper construction and, particularly, any incidents similar to the Citygroup crisis. Additionally, anything worthwhile on the city of Newark (I've watched Brick City, which was the primary inspiration for the setting). Many thanks to all in advance!
posted by smithsmith on Jun 13, 2012 - 9 answers

Traffic Lights

Why are traffic lights in New Jersey horizontal in many cities and vertical in the suburbs? [more inside]
posted by daninnj on Feb 23, 2012 - 6 answers

Newark Airport to Philadelphia on a Friday night?

How do I get from Newark Liberty International Airport to Philadelphia on a Friday night? [more inside]
posted by grouse on Feb 12, 2012 - 23 answers

Trying to decide on Law Schools: Rutgers Newark vs Seton Hall vs Drexel

Trying to decide on Law Schools: Rutgers Newark vs Seton Hall vs Drexel [more inside]
posted by AZNsupermarket on May 9, 2011 - 29 answers

How can I beat the craziness of the Continental/Amtrak link between EWR and Philly

Does anyone have any recent experience with the Continental/Amtrak link for trips to Philadelphia 30th St. Station (coded ZFV by Continental)? I need to get to Princeton NJ (not Philly) and Continental/Amtrak link is much cheaper than just a flight to Philly or Newark. [more inside]
posted by cptspalding on Apr 20, 2011 - 5 answers

How to deal with cancelled international flights?

The Great Blizzard of Christmas 2010 has severely derailed my plans (love snow as I do). I was supposed to fly from Newark to Hong Kong on Dec. 26th at 3:30, arrive in HK at 8:30pm Dec 27th, then fly Air Asia Hong Kong-Bangkok on the morning of Dec. 28th with a connecting flight immediately following from Bangkok - Luang Prabang, Laos. Newark is supposed to get a foot plus of snow tomorrow. I am feeling a little screwed. Is anyone out there skilled at making the best of this kind of situation? I've never dealt with it before, and have spent the last eight hours trying to make something work. Details below. [more inside]
posted by betsbillabong on Dec 26, 2010 - 9 answers

ewr to pek

what does this mean - its a flight from ewr (newark) to pek (beijing). I'lll be taking this flight in a few weeks and want to know where I"m going. GREKI V419 JUDDS CAM PLB YUL 5000N 07400W 5500N 07200W YAS 6500N 06800W 7000N 06500W 7500N 06200W 8000N 05600W 8500N 04300W ABERI B934 BINTA B934 UNILA OKONI UREPA B934 SERNA M520 POLHO G218 TMR B458 TZH A596 KM OB
posted by esemay on Nov 17, 2010 - 12 answers

Places to live near Newark, DE

I'm moving soon to the Newark, DE region for a job, and I would like to know about the best places to live in the area. I don't know anything about the region; I don't even know if Newark itself is a fun place to live (is it?). I currently live in Boston and would prefer a semi-urban environment to an urban one. I'm willing to commute a bit if necessary; for example, one idea is to live closer to Philly, but if I did that, would traffic be bad? I would be going the opposite direction of most commuters, I think.
posted by Frobenius Twist on Jun 21, 2010 - 18 answers

I should've paid the extra for the direct flight.

Help me with my flight connecting through Newark next week. So many details after the cut. [more inside]
posted by typewriter on Dec 28, 2009 - 10 answers

Brick City?

Has anyone from Newark (or who follows Newark politics) seen Brick City? If so, what do you think? [more inside]
posted by evidenceofabsence on Oct 18, 2009 - 5 answers

Stay in Newark ,commute to manhattan?

Stay in Newark ,commute to manhattan? [more inside]
posted by citybuddha on Sep 8, 2009 - 16 answers

Is a frequent flyer club worth it for 1-3 RT flights?

I'm in Seattle and my girlfriend is in New Jersey. It's going to be like this for the next 8 months. We plan on visiting each other 5 times during those months (either me going there or her coming here). With this being the case, is it worth signing up for a frequent flyer club? [more inside]
posted by carpyful on Aug 27, 2009 - 17 answers

Traffic driving from Western, MA to Newark, NJ next Sunday?

Should I expect traffic driving from Western, MA to Newark Liberty Airport next Sunday afternoon between Noon and 3 PM? [more inside]
posted by TurkishGolds on Jul 5, 2009 - 10 answers

Parking at EWR?

I need to get from Philly area to Newark Airport. I can drive, but airport parking is expensive. I will be gone for 9 days. Is there a better way? [more inside]
posted by whataboutben on Apr 19, 2009 - 13 answers

Getting to Newark from Manhattan

Cheapest way to get to Newark airport from the city? [more inside]
posted by greta simone on Jan 31, 2009 - 9 answers

Cheap travel from Delaware to NYC?

What are the cheapest ways to get from Newark, Delaware, to New York City? [more inside]
posted by viewofdelft on Oct 7, 2008 - 12 answers

How do I navigate Newark Airport?

How does one get from Terminal A to Terminal C (and back again) at Newark Airport? I'm flying Continental and have to change planes at Newark. Is it hard to navigate the place? How long will it take to get from terminal to terminal?
posted by bluekrauss on Jul 20, 2008 - 9 answers

What to do in Newark before the LSAT?

NewarkFilter: My friend is taking the LSAT at the Robert Treat Hotel in Newark, NJ, on June 16. She's coming from Brooklyn and the test starts at 12:30pm. What's the best and least stressful way to get there, and where can she hang out for a few hours before the test, since she's going extra early in case there's a transportation delay?
posted by billtron on Jun 2, 2008 - 6 answers

Urban Wreckage

What is this? [more inside]
posted by bob bisquick on Aug 20, 2007 - 6 answers

Great view of airports

Where is the parking lot with the great view of the Newark Airport runway shown at the beginning of the final episode of the Sopranos? Any other great spots like that near any airports you know of (bonus points if they're in NJ/NY). [more inside]
posted by exhilaration on Aug 10, 2007 - 17 answers

Railroad tracks on fire.

So, when traveling on PATH toward Newark tonight, I noticed that some of the tracks were on fire. [more inside]
posted by oaf on Mar 18, 2007 - 8 answers

The Terminal.

Random things to do in the New York airports while working there?... [more inside]
posted by crabintheocean on Jan 30, 2007 - 7 answers

Airport transportation from Newark?

Best way to get from Newark Airport to Jersey City? [more inside]
posted by YoungAmerican on Nov 6, 2006 - 11 answers

Where's the New York bound 117?

Where do I catch the New York bound NJTransit bus at Newark Airport? [more inside]
posted by saladin on Apr 27, 2006 - 10 answers

brooklyn to newark

park slope brooklyn to newark airport by car service. how long should i give myself, given the transit strike [more inside]
posted by alkupe on Dec 21, 2005 - 14 answers

Late-evening dinner place between EWR and Parisppany.

I'm looking for a good place for a late-evening dinner between Newark airport (EWR) and Parsippany. I'm flying into EWR from the west coast this Thursday and my flight lands at 8. By the time I get into my rental car for the drive to Parsippany, it's probably about 9:00. If I were to go directly to my hotel, I'd probably check in and be in my room a little before 10, when a lot of restaurants close. [more inside]
posted by stevil on Jul 16, 2005 - 5 answers

Carribean Dream

i saw this question and answer, which is similar to mine, except that we're planning to leave from nyc/ newark airport and are looking for a relaxing, sunny location for a last-summer esacpe in the caribbean or the west indies... [mi] [more inside]
posted by ronv on Aug 21, 2004 - 2 answers

New Jersey Layover

I have 11 hours in Newark on the 6th. It's a layover, I have no contacts in the immediate area and although things are getting better, I would like a nice diversion that is not in the airport or Newark itself. Suggs?

And yes, I'm looking at you amberglow.
posted by Dagobert on May 25, 2004 - 10 answers

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