On or about July 1st, my buddy and I are planning on being in NYC. I'm doing a cross country from Vancouver BC, picking him up in Winnipeg, MB and driving our R1200RT's to meet our wives who will be flying in to meet us (they have work obligations and can't make the big trip.) We are planning on meeting other friends who are sailing in to New York harbor about that time midway thru an around the world trip on their sailboat.
We want to stay in Manhattan for 4 or 5 days and do the shows, tour things etc. but our problem is this..we are both terrified to even think about driving in New York city. When my wife and I were there a year ago all that we saw downtown was wall to wall yellow cabs and NO motorcycles.
Does anyone have any good ideas how to approach this? We would like to park our bikes in a safe place outside of the city and take transit into downtown to a hotel (not determined which one yet) and then pick the bikes up when we leave and continue on our trip.
Any help would be appreciated,