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Public Theater Question#0
Posted: 11/12/05 at 4:25pm
I'm going to see See What I Wanna See in one week. I'm taking the train into Penn Station and I was wondering if anyone knew how long a walk it would be from Penn to the Public. I tried using MapQuest to figure this out on my own, but it keeps coming up with no results. Thanks Public Theater Question
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re: Public Theater Question#1
Posted: 11/12/05 at 5:45pm
It will probably take you about 30-40 minutes, if you're walking at a moderate pace.
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re: Public Theater Question#2
Posted: 11/12/05 at 5:53pm
It will probably take you quite a while and it will most likely be pretty cold. I recommend walking to the subway station at 34th and 6th (penn station is 34th and 8th). Take either the N, R, Q, or W downtown to Union Square. From Union Square take the 4 or the 6 to Astor Place. The Public will be pretty much right in front of you when you get out of the subway. This will take you only 20 minutes at most.

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re: Public Theater Question#3
Posted: 11/18/05 at 10:55pm
If I do end up walking, am I going to be going through any bad areas or is it pretty much ok?
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re: Public Theater Question#4
Posted: 11/18/05 at 10:57pm
It should be pretty safe, but it's a long walk.
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re: Public Theater Question#5
Posted: 11/18/05 at 10:58pm
Long I don't mind... dangerous I do. Thanks re: Public Theater Question
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re: Public Theater Question#6
Posted: 11/18/05 at 11:02pm
I walked there once from Penn Station. It took awhile, but it was a nice day and I had time to kill, so it was fine. I just walked down 8th until I got to the Village, then wandered over there. It's possible, but it ends up being about 40 blocks.
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re: Public Theater Question#7
Posted: 11/18/05 at 11:03pm
How long did it take you?
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re: Public Theater Question#8
Posted: 11/18/05 at 11:05pm
Less than an hour, but I don't remember exactly.
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re: Public Theater Question#9
Posted: 11/18/05 at 11:38pm
haha I'm going tomorrow and I was going to ask that exact question! I'm gonna end up taking a taxi because it comes to about the same thing with taking two subways for 2 people & so on.
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re: Public Theater Question#10
Posted: 11/18/05 at 11:56pm
YOU DO NOT NEED TO TAKE TWO TRAINS TO GET TO THE PUBLIC FROM PENN STATION!!! Jeeeeez................. I take it stephygirl51 hasn't spent much time on the NYC subway......

Walk over to Broadway from Penn Station, take the N, R or W (NOT the Q) to 8th Street, walk one VERY short block east to Lafayette and look to your right -- The Public will be RIGHT THERE (a huge building across the street with flags and banners in front that say "Public Theatre" and "New York Shakespeare Festival" with pictures of Shakespeare). It's faster and cheaper than a cab ride (it's 4 stops from 34th Street -- maybe 5 minutes -- and costs $2).

Don't bother transferring to the 6 at Union Square -- that's a HUGE waste of time and completely unnecessary.
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re: Public Theater Question#11
Posted: 11/19/05 at 12:11am
Déjà vu, huh Margs?
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re: Public Theater Question#12
Posted: 11/19/05 at 12:12am
Yeah, I seem to be answering this question a lot tonight re: Public Theater Question
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re: Public Theater Question#13
Posted: 11/19/05 at 1:17am
I'm not a New Yorker...but is it so hard to look at a subway map?
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re: Public Theater Question#14
Posted: 11/19/05 at 1:33am
No. And the people who work in the token booths are generally very helpful. I mean it's sort of an understandable mistake since the Astor Place stop on the 6 is technically closer to the Public, but it's a little silly to go to all the trouble of transferring at Union Square when the N/R/W puts you a 30 second walk from Astor Place where the 6 is (the two lines are just a few yards apart at that point -- they're actually in the same station one stop further south).
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re: Public Theater Question#15
Posted: 11/19/05 at 2:58am
Yeah, I took the 6 when I went, but I was also coming from Grand Central. I checked the Public's website, looked at what stop it said to use, looked at a map, found my train, and figured I'd walk around till I found it. I was pleased to be greeted with a bunch of Rent ads, and the banners for the Public when I was walking up the stairs.

It was a good day.
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