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RIVERDALE VILLA

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

What's the best way to get from the airport to the villa and how long does it take? 

How do I get to Manhattan by public transport?

What's the best way to get from the Villa to Manhattan and how long does it take?

Roughly how much does it cost to get from the Villa to Manhattan?

Would hiring a car be a better option for us?  Is there parking available at the house?

Can you provide a location map of the area?

Can we make phone calls at the Villa? 

Driving directions from the airport to the Villa.

What is the area like? We don't know much about the Bronx apart from films...

What’s the policy on smoking?

What's the best way to get from the airport to the villa and how long does it take? 
The easiest way is by taxi. They will charge you $50-$60, depending on travel conditions.

 

How do I get to Manhattan by public transport?
By subway: The nearest subway station is on 242nd St. (Line 1). It is
direct line to Times Square.
By train: Metro North Station is located just 5 minutes drive from the
house. There is a bus stop 5 minutes walk from the house that will take you
to the train station. It is direct line to Grand Central Station.
By bus: Liberty Line Service. Has express buses to Manhattan west and east
side.
By car: Take West Side Highway south. It is an easy drive to the city (West
side). You can also take the Mayor Express Deagan south to FDR Drive (East
Side).

What's the best way to get from the Villa to Manhattan and how long does it take?
You can get to Manhattan by subway with the number 1 train (red line) located on 242nd street.  You can take a bus to the subway (3-4 stops). The walking distance to the subway is approximately 20 minutes.  In the summer you can easily walk to the subway, but in the winter, I recommend to take the bus.
The subway ride to the city center (Times Square) is approximately 30 minutes. The number 1 train goes direct to 42nd street. The approximate total travel time from the house to Time Square is 45-60 minutes (assuming you take the bus to the subway station). This subway line also goes to the Village, Ground Zero, Macy's, Madison Square Garden, Columbia University, Rockefeller Center, Central Park, Statue of Liberty Ferry, etc.

 

Roughly how much does it cost to get from the Villa to Manhattan?
The bus/subway fare is currently $2.00/person. If you buy a metro card, you
will be able to transfer from bus to subway or vice versa at the cost of one
fare. There is a 2 hours limit for free transfer. For your convenience, I could provide you with a $20.00 metro card on your arrival upon request. You will be able to recharge this card or buy a new one on most subway stations.

 

Would hiring a car be a better option for us?  Is there parking available
at the house?

Yes, there is free parking available at the house. I would recommend renting
a car only if you are planning on taking trips outside Manhattan.
Driving to the city is very easy. The car ride takes only 15-20 minutes, but
you will have to pay for parking space to avoid getting fines.
Parking garage can cost anywhere from $10-$40 per day. Depending on the
location.
You will also find metered parking, but it will be limited to 1-2 hours. The
cost could be from $1.00 to $2.00 per hour.

 

Can you provide a location map of the area?
Click on the link below to view a map of the area. This is an interactive map. You can zoom in and out as you wish.

www.multimap.com/map/browse.cgi?lat=40.9066&lon=-73.9&scale=5000&icon=x

 

Can we make phone calls at the Villa?
Yes, there is a restricted phone line that will allow you to make free phone calls within the continental USA. Incoming calls are not restricted, of course.
You will be able to make long distance calls with a phone card. I normally suggest www.phonecardsforsale.com.

 

Driving directions from the airport to the Villa.
From JFK or La Guardia Airport
Take Van Wyck Express Way to Triboro Bridge
Take Major Deagan Express Way North to exit 11 Van Cortland Park
At the exit bear to the right and continue straight to Broadway.
Make a right on Broadway.
Go straight to 259th Street (approx. 1-2 miles).
Make a left at 259th Street. 
The house is on the left side of the street. For privacy purposes the exact street number is not published here and it will be provided in your Confirmation of Reservation.


What is the area like? We don't know much about the Bronx apart from films...
Riverdale is an upscale neighborhood. The area is very quiet and safe. The house is located on a tree-lined street with very little traffic.

 

What’s the policy on smoking?
We have non-smoking policy inside the house. I would appreciate it if all smoking is done on the back terrace where there is a comfortable seating area.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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