Yay! Another east coast subaruholic. I'm 10 miles away from Brooklyn! If that! Let me know if you need any help with anything when you get here.
Just a little education for getting here. NYC doesnt have freeways, but highways and parkways, they are not the same. Parkways are no trucks due to lane width and low bridges. Also depending upon what Uhaul beast you are bringing here, be fully aware of the height of the truck. If it is not marked measure it and read the bridge height signs.
And welcome to the land of alt side of the street parking
Get yourself a cheap bicycle and multiple locks, easiest way to get around locally at times.
Drop me a line when your settled, maybe we can make a sooby welcoming party for you.
Ah so they are! I spent a number of years in Southern California, where there are lots of freeways.
Anyway, I'll be back in town Sunday. I've already been living in Red Hook for about a month, and parking there is a breeze.
More '94-and-before Subarus in BK and the tri-state please!!!!
I'm definitely the biggest benefactor of the USMB in Brooklyn.
With the help of 175eya who's just across the Hudson river in Jersey, @CoyotePaws in Ohio & everyone on here, i located the best Loyale i could find within 500 miles of NYC (thanks again @CoyotePaws, maybe your alt USMB handle should be InternetBloodHound!) learned about all the general issues/drawbacks to owning at car manufactured 20+ years ago (when the highest speed limit in the USA was 55mph!) that boasts a whopping 90HP, pushing 4,500RPM to hit btwn 70-80mph (stiil thinking up a good name for her, jealous of 175eya's cleverly named "Margaret Scratcher", but on deck are "Joan Crawlins" and "Slow Piscapo" for mine, too bad it's tradition to only pick a girl's name), their tendency to rust and develop piston-tick, affectionately referred to as the "T.O.D." or "tick of Death", what to do about these issues (primarily my Loyale's TOD) and how to find all kinds of parts for cheap and that would be really tough to find here as well, including a stock AM/FM cassette player to replace the radio it came with it, rear cargo cover, new Oil Pump w/ gaskets (to get rid of my TOD) off craigslist for $40 instead of the usual $180, not to mention tons of encouragement and advice.
I had to drill out some rivets on an old bike rack for a regular sedan to retro-fit it to my loyale wagon, but definitely has been coming in handy for going to pick up my bike where i left it parked or just taking it somewhere w/ a few other bikes and people to where it's better to ride. All about using a bike w/ a tempered steal chain and lock here @Nipper. I'm also down to have a Subie welcoming party here in NYC. definitely wanna get a pic of all them together, 175eya's Loyale & GL sedans would really round out the shot. and everyone, including plenty of idiots w/ minivans, is a member of an "AutoClub" in brooklyn, like 3 or more people who have any kind of car simply come up w/ a name, make a decal for it and all put it on their ride, and bam, they're in an "Autoclub". Vintage Subie AutoClub anyone? hahahah...
anyway, i'm disappointed i didn't get to read this thread a day earlier when i coulda maybe scored some parts for my loyale before you left the denver area (i used to live in Boulder too, and just went to visit a few months ago (so many loyales on the road still out there!) Safe travels, get in touch soon.