Hi all! I’ll be in your fair city from Wed. 3/26 through the afternoon of Fri. 3/28, and am trying to sort out some logistical issues. I know my way around fairly well, being an NYU alum and all with a father who lives in Queens, but the last time I was in NY I noticed it was just about impossible to find a public bathroom unless you order food at a restaurant, let alone somewhere to leave a suitcase for a few hours.
The issue: I’ll be staying either with a friend on the Upper West Side or with my dad in Queens, but will have to schlep to NJ on Friday evening to catch a ride with my cousin to Philly. I’ll be flying home from Philly the next day, so I’ll have to have my suitcase with me when I leave for NJ. Since I’ll be bumming around on my own Friday during the day, it would be nice if I could put my suitcase in a locker or something, either in the Village or maybe midtown or at/near the Met (depending on where I decide to hang out that day) to avoid having to schlep all the way uptown or to Queens at the end of the day to pick it up, and then back downtown to the PATH train and on to NJ.
But is there anywhere public where one can leave a suitcase anymore, what with post-9/11 security concerns? I suppose I can check with the NYU alumni office to see if they have anything, but other options would be appreciated.