When I've vacationed in NYC, I've always found it easier to just catch the tube to get where I'm going. If my hotel is at 96th & Broadway and I need to catch the 8 o'clock show at the Village Vanguard or the Blue Note, I find the train gets me there nearly as fast as catching a cab. Plus, I'll probably shell out 25 bucks to the driver with tip as opposed to 2 bucks for the subway.
And speaking of Brooklyn, are you aware that the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament is now being held at the Brooklyn Bridge Marriott, having relocated from its 30-year home in Stamford, CT?
joseph k, ne'er-do-well extraordinaire