MIL Anybody been to Ft Monmouth?

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  1. Maffy29

    Maffy29 Active Member

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    I'm here until next Friday for a class. Can anybody tell me anything about the area? Good places to go for lunch?

    Already made an Atlantic City run last night since we got out of class early.
     
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    We found a White Castle!
     
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    New York City is just about an hour and a half train ride hit it up
     
  4. FATBOY

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    I was at Ft. Monmouth recently.

    Definately hit up New York. The NJ transit train rides to and from NY are either free or half-fare. Just show your mil ID, but be discreet about it. The fare is dependent on the conductor.

    I went to NY twice while at Ft. Monmouth and paid 1 for NJ transit fare. When in NY, you can ride the subways for free. Show your mil ID to the attendant and they will let you in through the service entrance.

    There is the Little Silver train station right outside the Oceanport gate.

    While in New York, we saw the Statue of Liberty, Ground Zero, the Wall Street Bull and a couple of other places. Then on the second trip we went to a Yankees game for free. Showed our mil ID and got in through the Press Gate entrance and sat in the section behind the box seats on the 3rd base line.

    Here is the link for the Little Silver station.
    http://www.njtransit.com/rg_spr_driveto.jsp?atisid=73

    Here is the link for the NJ Transit System.
    http://www.njtransit.com/sf/sf_servlet.srv?hdnPageAction=TrainSchedulesTo#


    While at Ft. Monmouth, we would go play darts at a place called Redheads. The Holiday Inn has happy hour specials, $1 appetizers. Some bars/clubs in Red Bank, I can't remember the name. A couple of buddies claim that Bar A in Belmar is the spot on Wed or Thurs night.

    Hope this makes the time at shitty Ft. Monmouth better.
     
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    Thanks for the info! I have the weekend off, so I think I may hit up NYC this weekend. Haven't been there since the mid 90s. I've done Atlantic City twice this week, so something different will be nice.
     
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    Whatever you do, don't ask a New Yorker for directions. They will tell you it's over there or right around the corner. They live/work there but can't tell you go up 2 blocks, make a left it will be on the right hand side. It's always right over there.

    Make sure you know/remember the time for the last train to go back to NJ is. I almost had to stay the night once.
     
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    Trains run 7 days a week?
     
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    i've been to Redheads.. ain't it across the street from the Marriot? thats where we stayed when we were there for our mission
     
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    I think I'm making a NYC run on Sunday. If I want to hit places like the Statue of Liberty, Ground Zero, Times Square, where would I need to get off at?
     
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    You will want to get off at NEW YORK PENN STATION, I say again, NEW YORK PENN STATION.

    Do you want to just see the Statue of Liberty or actually see the Statue of Liberty? If you want to actually see the Statue, then you will need to get there early as shit. The line gets ridiculously long, fast.

    For Ground Zero you will follow the signs at NY Penn Station for the BLUE "E" train. It will drop you off right at Ground Zero.

    Wall/Broad Street is like 5 min from Ground Zero. This is where the Bull is.

    The Statue of Liberty is about a 10-15 min walk. Don't try to catch the RED #1 train down there. It was out of service when I was there in July. That wasted about 1 hour of my time.

    Times Square is by Penn Station. You can catch the RED #2 or 3 train from Wall/Broad Street back up.

    Here is the link for the NY City Transit. Very helpful in getting around.
    http://www.mta.info/nyct/maps/submap.htm

    Do you plan on going by yourself?
     
  12. FATBOY

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    So did you go to New York?
     
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    No, didn't make it yesterday. My traveling buddy bailed on me. I'm staying an extra day here and going this Saturday instead. I didn't think it would be as fun of a trip if I went by myself.
     
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    Sucks that your buddy bailed on you. I hate it when people do that.
     
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    Yeah, I was kind of pissed.
     

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