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Parents have 5 hour JFK layover (we have a car)

charlie_b | Nov 6, 2006 06:28 PM

OK, my parents fly into JFK around 12:30 tomorrow and leave for Italy at 5:30. I live in Woodside (next to Sripraphai) and am planning on picking them up curbside and taking them away for a few hours.

should I just bring them to my 'hood, where we've been together a million times and eat at Sripraphai, LaFlor, La Hacienda, Taqueria Coatzingo, or Pio Pio (Northern Blvd) and risk traffic?

would traffic be more stable going to someplace in Brooklyn? where? i would think Park Slope/Prospect Heights would be an equal or worse nightmare...

i don't know anything about the neighborhoods closer/easier to JFK.

whatever we do, it should be tasty and relatively inexpensive.

i searched JFK and read a bunch of old threads. i think the Asian-Fusion in Howard Beach is too expensive most likley. Since they're headed to Italy, Italian seems passe, unless maybe it were someplace like Al di la, which isn't open during the daytime. Pizza could be fine, but not generic slices.

i figure we'll pick them up curbside around 12:30 and we'll need to have them back to the curb by 3:30 or 4:00 for their comfort (flight at 5:30).

would the Pio Pio on Woodhaven be an easier commute? i've never eaten at that location, is it just as good as the one on Northern?

since we have a car, the distance isn't so much a concern as likely traffic snags ... on a Tuesday (election day effect anything?) early afternoon and then later afternoon, just at the start of rush-hour...

any feedback is appreciated.

thanks in advance,
alekz

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