My husband and I are coming from SC to NYC for Thanksgiving week (Tuesday-Saturday) to see the parade. We need to bring our two dogs with us and flying with them is not an option so we’re planning to drive. We’re staying at the Residence Inn on Avenue of the Americas (6th). We are not looking forward to driving in Manhattan so my question is are there realistic options for parking outside of the city and taking alternate transportation? I want our car to be safe plus we would have two dogs and luggage. I’ve been to the city MANY times so I’m very comfortable with public transportation but not with dogs and luggage. If we drive we would get there late at night and leave super early to avoid heavy traffic. Should we just drive? Thanks!!!