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What are your best secrets for surviving NYC’s airports and train stations?

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What are your tips for surviving Penn Station?
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Recently, we published a comprehensive guide to surviving Penn Station, highlighting everything from the best places to wait for your train, to where to charge your phone, to where to eat. But for some New Yorkers, the guide wasn’t quite comprehensive enough. “Don’t sleep on the draft selection at Rose’s pizza either!,” wrote commenter BoerumHeights, reminding us that no one knows the quirks and intricacies of navigating New York’s transit hubs quite like, well, New Yorkers.

And as we approach a week of transit-themed content on Curbed—coming next week!—we’re going to follow the same model by publishing survival guides for a few of New York City’s other major transportation hubs, including Port Authority Bus Terminal, Grand Central Terminal, LaGuardia Airport, and John F. Kennedy Airport.

So this time we want to know: What are your favorite hacks for making it through, and maybe even enjoying, these unavoidable places? Is there a bathroom that’s better than all the rest? A great place to drink when your departure gets delayed by five hours? Where do you kill time nearby when you’re running ahead of schedule? Where do you take your finicky kids to eat, or where do you go to escape other people’s finicky kids? Where are the outlets that are never being used?

We’re calling on you, New Yorkers, to share your immeasurable knowledge. Leave it in the comments, and call it your good deed for the day. After all, we can all benefit from having a slightly more pleasant commute these days.

Grand Central Terminal

89 East 42nd Street, Manhattan, NY 10017 (212) 340-2583 Visit Website

Port Authority Bus Terminal

625 8th Avenue, Manhattan, NY 10018 (212) 502-2245 Visit Website

LaGuardia Airport (LGA) (LaGuardia Airport)

Grand Central Pkwy, East Elmhurst, NY 11369 (718) 533-3400 Visit Website