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Manhattan to LGA via Jamaica Center (safety question)

Palatine, Illinois
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Manhattan to LGA via Jamaica Center (safety question)

Very cheap and quick to take the E train from Penn Station to the Jamaica Center stop at Roosevelt, and catch the Q-70 Ltd bus to the airport. Just wondering if this is an area to be avoided from a personal safety perspective (young female solo traveller). Travelling midday tomorrow and 8pm on Saturday. Thank you!

New York City, New...
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1. Re: Manhattan to LGA via Jamaica Center (safety question)

No worries as long as you can handle your bag. The train wont be empty and deserted.

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New York City, New...
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2. Re: Manhattan to LGA via Jamaica Center (safety question)

I don't know why you say Jamaica Center. Jamaica is much further than you need to go to get a bus to LGA airport. Look at

Maps.google.com

Or

hopstop.com

Palatine, Illinois
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3. Re: Manhattan to LGA via Jamaica Center (safety question)

Jamaica center at Roosevelt was the direction given by the mta trip planner site.

Astoria, New York
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4. Re: Manhattan to LGA via Jamaica Center (safety question)

The subway map has the east end station of the E train labeled as Jamaica Center / Parsons Archer: http://web.mta.info/maps/submap.html

So you are going in that direction, but since you are going to La Guarda on the Q70 bus, you will not be going out that far, but getting off at Jackson Heights / Roosevelt Ave. Q70 schedule/map: web.mta.info/busco/schedules/q070cur.pdf

There area around the Jackson Heights / Roosevelt station is a quite busy shopping/residential area, so no worries.

Edited: 25 November 2014, 23:30
Astoria, New York
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5. Re: Manhattan to LGA via Jamaica Center (safety question)

Most Locals think of train directions as Uptown/Downtown or Manhattan Bound / Queens Bound. The names of the terminal stations are not commonly used, or perhaps even known, except by those who do not use them regularly.

For a good orientation on using the subway read this (entries 1 to 18): tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g60763-i5-k4244193…

Edited: 25 November 2014, 23:43
Palatine, Illinois
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6. Re: Manhattan to LGA via Jamaica Center (safety question)

Thanks Kaye and Evening for your assessments.

Queens, NY
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7. Re: Manhattan to LGA via Jamaica Center (safety question)

Yes, you want to get off at Jackson Heights (my neighborhood) not Jamaica Center (much further out.)

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8. Re: Manhattan to LGA via Jamaica Center (safety question)

The front of the train and the side placards will say "Jamaica Center" since that is the direction the train is going in. However, you are getting off the stop named Jackson Heights/Roosevelt Avenue. Assuming the E is running regularly, the stop before it is Queens Plaza. --however, just keep sitting, there is quite a distance between the two.

New York NY
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9. Re: Manhattan to LGA via Jamaica Center (safety question)

It is all extremely safe and it is actually very pleasant. Nothing to worry about and nothing to be avoided.

10. Re: Manhattan to LGA via Jamaica Center (safety question)

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