In Reply to: I know this two AWESOME roads.... posted by Juan Sanchez on October 18, 1999 at 18:07:09:
First, I think you are mixing up Lex and Park Aves. No tunnel on Lex.
Second. These are not exactly sporting roads. Granted, when the traffic isn't too heavy (late night and/or weekends) it can be quite fun to mix it up with the cabbies (think NASCAR at about 1/4 the speed), this is NOT something I'd do with a nice new BMW. My sister's old Honda is quite good for this purpose.
There are some suprisingly scenic road in The City (The FDR, the Henry Hudson Parkway, The BQE through Brooklyn Heights, the Shore/Belt Parkway from the BQE split past the Verrizano Narrows Bridge), but nothing I'd really call sporting.
Out of the city, the one I'd recommend it NY 17, starting from the NJ line (in NJ 17 is VERY commerical) pretty much all the way to I81 in Binghamton. Up till it hits the thruway, it's a local two lane, with a few four lane stretches. Once it hits the Thruway, it becomes a 4 lane highway. Very fast and scenic, especially once you get past Liberty.
: I know these 2 awesome roads:
: 1) Lexington Avenue in Manhattan. Start at about 80th street and work your way down south.. There's like 2 hills there over some tunnel.
: The name of the game is how many taxis can you cut off from 80th street to all the way end.
: good luck!
: 2) BQE (I-278 WEST) towards the brooklyn bridge. Go there friday at around 4pm. And the wait on those 2 hills before you actually get to the bridge in usual traffic is like 1.5-2hrs!
: Nice work out for your left leg (manual drivers only!)
: Good luck, and enjoy!