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Old 07-03-2012, 08:32 PM   #16
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I don't think you're crazy. It's natural to worry, but you trust your DS and his friends. It sounds like they're already making smart decisions by choosing to take public transportation in the city, rather than drive.
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Old 07-03-2012, 08:33 PM   #17
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Marcy I'm a little confused- I assumed they were going to a Yankee game (the Bronx girl showing her bias ) but are they going to a mets gAme? Citifield is in queens- so are they taking the subway to meet the friend who drove in? Just not sure how this is working. If he's parking at citifield why do they need the subway. Btw there's plenty of parking by Citifield - expensive, but plentiful!
I think they are taking the subway from Citifield into the city. They will be fine
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Old 07-03-2012, 08:34 PM   #18
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Marcy I'm a little confused- I assumed they were going to a Yankee game (the Bronx girl showing her bias ) but are they going to a mets gAme? Citifield is in queens- so are they taking the subway to meet the friend who drove in? Just not sure how this is working. If he's parking at citifield why do they need the subway. Btw there's plenty of parking by Citifield - expensive, but plentiful!
They are going to the Phillies(Mets) game. They are all driving in together early, parking at the stadium, and then hoping to visit another friend who just so happens to be in the MLB Fan Cave. I think the Fan Cave is in Manhattan, so wouldnt they need to take the subway from Citifield to get there? My DSs friend has done this before so I am just going by what DS is telling me.
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Old 07-03-2012, 08:38 PM   #19
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Sounds like a fun time with friends.,,and your worrying is normal too!

(FWIW - I will be sending off DD to college next year - so while I know she is good and ready for college - I will probably stop worrying when she is about 35!)

So - relax...and wait to hear about the adventure!
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Old 07-03-2012, 11:22 PM   #20
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I grew up in the Chicago area, not in NYC, but, beginning in HS (9th grade or so), my friends and I would take the train into the city and do things in the loop and elsewhere in the city (like go to Cubs games). Now, this was a different time, of course, and we lived on a commuter line, with trains leaving to downtown every 15 minutes or so. The trip would take about an hour on the train. When we got old enough to drive, we would drive downtown (but parking downtown is no fun, so, usually we took the train).
I think that 17 is plenty old enough for the type of excursion you describe, but, you know your child best.
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Old 07-04-2012, 12:04 AM   #21
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Considering I was sneaking into NYC on my own without my parents' knowledge from 15 on, I'm sure he will be fine.
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Old 07-04-2012, 07:21 AM   #22
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Considering I was sneaking into NYC on my own without my parents' knowledge from 15 on, I'm sure he will be fine.
Starting at 15 we used to go to the city all the time- we would have concert tickets for MSG so we would take the train in early and walk around the city for a few hours before the concert- didn't even have to sneak, my parents were fine with it.

OP I would have no problem with them going- Citifield is easy to get to and pleanty of parking- not like city driving at all.
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Old 07-04-2012, 08:31 AM   #23
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HECK no now that I know it is a Mets game



My cousin lives in Long Island she let her dd who is now 17 take the subway into the city for the first time about a year ago maybe a little longer. She was with all her friends they had a class assignment to do. She was nervous but she went. I say yes I would let my 17 year old go...aside from seeing the mets it sounds fun
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Old 07-04-2012, 09:04 AM   #24
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My cousin lives in Long Island she let her dd who is now 17 take the subway into the city for the first time about a year ago maybe a little longer. She was with all her friends they had a class assignment to do. She was nervous but she went. I say yes I would let my 17 year old go...aside from seeing the mets it sounds fun
Clarify: They are going to see the PHILLIES! Citifield has this cool deal for certain games- tickets are $10 for students with an ID. From what I understand, they have trouble filling their stadium anyway. This would never happen at Citizens Bank Park- tickets are hard to come by. Well, maybe after this season, they won't be as hard to get...
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Old 07-04-2012, 09:59 AM   #25
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I don't think it is a big deal. He is old enough and I am guessing you think he is responsible. The city really isn't this crime filled hotbed of terror.
I love the city and it is easy to get around. He will be fine imo. I do know that us Moms worry about everything though. We can't help ourselves!
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Old 07-04-2012, 10:05 AM   #26
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Clarify: They are going to see the PHILLIES! Citifield has this cool deal for certain games- tickets are $10 for students with an ID. From what I understand, they have trouble filling their stadium anyway. This would never happen at Citizens Bank Park- tickets are hard to come by. Well, maybe after this season, they won't be as hard to get...
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Old 07-04-2012, 11:02 AM   #27
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I think if you trust the kids he is going with you are fine. No one tells parents how hard it is when they grow up and they are now out of your control. It was so much easier when they are small and they have to do what they told and you are with them most if the time. I thought it would be easier when they got older but it's not. There are so many more things to worry about and they are things that you can't fix if they do go wrong
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Old 07-04-2012, 11:13 AM   #28
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Plans change with teenagers SO quickly!! So- as of today, they are no longer going into the city, but just going to the game. So, driving in, parking, and staying put. I guess one of the kids who is going can't leave as early as they had wanted to, so there won't be time to do anything else.

Let's see how many more changes there are before tomorrow...
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Old 07-04-2012, 11:16 AM   #29
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I don't see anything wrong with it. I'd let him go, then I'd be a nervous wreck like you LOL. Sounds like fun for them.
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Im from CT and my friends and I would take the train in NYC to hang out with no real plan starting around 15. We would walk, take the subway or taxis once we got there. We never drove tho, still usually take the train when Im going into the city
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