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Ferry to West Point

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That sounds great, but unfortunately we scheduled a late flight that evening and that would cut it too close, but we will see you at the game!

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Yes.  12-15 in our group as well on the ferry.  Also, some of us will be checking out the new WTC observation deck on Friday evening at sunset.  Please join us.

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We have thought about taking the ferry but the trip is 4 to 5 hours.  One might consider taking the train one way and the ferry back, or vice versa.

 

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We booked it this morning, round trip. We are staying in TriBeCa. 

Look forward to meeting everyone. I will be the red-headed, gap-toothed, Opie Taylor in his mid-50's (but with hair) look alike, with my son, a Junior at NT. We will be the guys wearing green.

GMG

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6 minutes ago, greenjoe said:

We have thought about taking the ferry but the trip is 4 to 5 hours.  One might consider taking the train one way and the ferry back, or vice versa.

 

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the ferry ride is actually under 3 hours. 

keep in mind, that depending on where you're staying in Manhattan/Brooklyn...you'll have the commute (taxi or subway) to Grand Central, an hour and forty-five minute train ride up to either Peekskill or Manitou and then a 20-30 minute cab ride from the train station to West Point.   

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1 hour ago, greenjoe said:

How far from West Point is the ferry port ?

the port is on campus...and the football stadium is about a mile from the river. pretty sure the ferry service includes a shuttle from the river to the stadium and back if you're lazy. 

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Thanks.  And I am lazy.  I went to the ferry website.  They video showed buses lined up at the pier.  School buses.  Yellow school buses.  Have you actually taken the ferry to WP ?

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21 minutes ago, greenjoe said:

Thanks.  And I am lazy.  I went to the ferry website.  They video showed buses lined up at the pier.  School buses.  Yellow school buses.  Have you actually taken the ferry to WP ?

are you above riding in a school bus? seems an odd point to add.

and no...I've never taken the ferry. nor was I necessarily lobbying for it. I am however familiar with both New York metro area public transportation and that particular area of the Hudson Valley. unless you know someone with a car willing to pick you up on the east side of the river, the ferry will be your cheapest and most convenient route. if you take the train out of the city, now probably at least $40 round trip...you'll have at least another $40 cab ride from Peekskill or Manitou...a cab that I'm not entirely sure will be permitted onto campus, leaving you with a far longer walk than a mile from the main gate to the stadium...even if it is allowed to bring you in (if someone else has done it, please let me know) you'll be stuck in the game-day parking queue waiting to get cleared.  

keep in mind...West Point is not a town. the entirety of the activities are conducted on the military base/campus. 

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Yessir. And I'm bringing another 15-20 folks. Looking forward to getting nautical with you fools. 

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2 hours ago, Graham said:

Yessir. And I'm bringing another 15-20 folks. Looking forward to getting nautical with you fools. 

and I will have a cold beer waiting for you at the dock as well

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Zero to sixty.  Very fast.  

 

I I actually have no problem riding a school bus.  I walk 2 miles every morning and 1 when I get home.  It just seemed odd that the ferry would be "luxury" and the trip from pier to the stadium is in a school bus.  But that's just me.  I rode the train last time and it was very nice.  I met Mean Green fan "Let's give a cheer" on the train.  He suggested the Campbell apartment in Grand Central.  I'm sure you've been there.  

 

Ill ll consider the ferry.  Thank you for your kind suggestion.

 

GO MEAN GREEN

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Tickets from the UNT ticket office are GA ($45) and are likely in the South end zone (I think that is the South end). That is where they put us last time we played them.

Full disclosure: Army is selling some upper deck seats on the home side of the field for $40. I just decided it was a good to buy from our AD and that it would be fun to sit with our fans.

GMG

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I'll be there with the missus and and a friend and his son from Philly (4 in total). Getting there early to watch the full dress parade of cadets..3 hrs prior to kick off. They dos the march in about 20-30 minutes prior to kickoff. This is going to be fun. Any idea where the UNT tailgating will be??

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I talked to a few Army Alums that were recruiting in Ft Worth the other day... They recommended the ferry...

wanted to make it, but I am cheap and sprung for the Rice game instead...

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I'm not sure about the Bus, when I was up at West Point we had to walk, but this was 2 years ago when they played Buffalo. If your walking from the Ferry to the Stadium, be ready to walk a long distance and up some very steep hills.. But probably the most beautiful view you will see of any stadium. 

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