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BrooklynQ
03-23-2006, 08:48 PM
From NJ
Take 440 to Staten Island. (I hear that the Goethal’s Bridge will be closed early in the morning so take either the Bayone Bridge or Outerbridge Crossing to the West Shore Expressway to the Staten Island Expressway)
On Staten Island, take the Staten Island Expressway East to the Verazano Bridge
Take the Verazano Bridge to Brooklyn.

For commercial traffic or cars with trailers….
At the end of the Bridge, go straight to the Gowanus Expressway – I don’t know if it’s labeled as such, but the only other option is to go on the Belt Parkway, which you don’t want.
Take the Gowanus Expressway to the 86th Street Exit.
At the light coming off the expressway, make a right onto 86th Street going east.
You will be on 86th Street for about 8 miles.
(You will be driving through Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, Bath Beach and Bensonhurst – stop at any of the Italian bakeries you pass – you’ll be glad you did!)
86th Street will end at McDonald Avenue
Bear a slight left on to Avenue X. (You are basically going straight)
Take 86th Street to Coney Island Ave. (Paradise Florist on corner)
Make a right onto Coney Island Ave South.
Take Coney Island Ave to Ave Z.
Make a left onto Ave Z East.
The contest will be at the corner of East 18th Street and Avenue Z.

For non-commercial vehicles.
From the bridge, take the exit to the Belt Parkway East.
Take the Belt Parkway East to the Ocean Parkway Exit.
From the service road of the Belt, at the 1st light, make a left onto Ocean Parkway North.
Take Ocean Parkway North to Ave Z.
Make a right onto Ave Z east.
The contest will be on the corner of East 18th Street and Avenue Z.

From Long Island

For commercial vehicles….
(Check the maps on this one, I don’t think it’s the best route)
Take the Long Island Expressway West
Exit, Brooklyn Queens Expressway West (South)
Exit at Tillary Street West (Flatbush Avenue)
Turn left (South) on to Flatbush Avenue Ext.
Flatbush Avenue Ext. becomes Flatbush Avenue.
After about 5 miles, Go thru the Grand Army Plaza.
Bear right to continue south on Flatbush Avenue.
Take Flatbush Avenue to Ditmas Avenue (Avenue D)
Make right onto Ditmas Avenue West
Take Ditmas to Ocean AVENUE.
Make a left onto Ocean AVENUE south.
Take Ocean AVENUE south to Ave Z. (St. Mark Church on corner)
Make right on to Ave Z.
Contest is on corner or Avenue Z and East 18th Street.


For non-commercial vehicles….
Take the Belt Parkway West.
Exit at Knapp Street.
Stay on the service road (Shore Parkway) going West through 4 lights.
At the 4th light - Ocean AVENUE, make a right onto Ocean AVENUE north. (Waldbaum’s shopping center will be across Ocean AVENUE)
Take Ocean Avenue North to Ave Z. (St. Mark Church on corner)
Make a left onto Avenue Z.
The contest is in the schoolyard of St. Mark School, corner of East 18th Street.

From Points North

For commercial vehicles….
Take the Major Deegan Expressway South to I-278 – Brooklyn Queens Expressway West.
Exit at Tillary Street West (Flatbush Avenue)
Turn left (South) on to Flatbush Avenue Ext.
Flatbush Avenue Ext. becomes Flatbush Avenue.
After about 5 miles, Go thru the Grand Army Plaza.
Bear right to continue south on Flatbush Avenue.
Take Flatbush Avenue to Ditmas Avenue (Avenue D)
Make right onto Ditmas Avenue West
Take Ditmas to Ocean AVENUE.
Make a left onto Ocean AVENUE south.
Take Ocean AVENUE south to Ave Z. (St. Mark Church on corner)
Make right on to Ave Z.
Contest is on corner or Avenue Z and East 18th Street.

For non-commercial vehicles….
Take the Whitestone Bridge South to Queens.
Follow the Whitestone Expressway West to the Van Wyck Expressway South
Take the Van Wyck Expressway South to the Belt Parkway West.
Exit at Knapp Street.
Stay on the service road (Shore Parkway) going West through 4 lights.
At the 4th light - Ocean AVENUE, make a right onto Ocean AVENUE north. (Waldbaum’s shopping center will be across Ocean AVENUE)
Take Ocean Avenue North to Ave Z. (St. Mark Church on corner)
Make a left onto Avenue Z.
The contest is in the schoolyard of St. Mark School, corner of East 18th Street

Sledneck
03-23-2006, 09:57 PM
From Long Island

For commercial vehicles….
(Check the maps on this one, I don’t think it’s the best route)
Take the Long Island Expressway West
Exit, BrooklynQueens Expressway West (South)
Exit at Tillary Street West (Flatbush Avenue)
Turn left (South) on to Flatbush Avenue Ext.
Flatbush Avenue Ext. becomes Flatbush Avenue.
After about 5 miles, Go thru the GrandArmyPlaza.
Bear right to continue south on Flatbush Avenue.
Take Flatbush Avenue to Ditmas Avenue (Avenue D)
Make right onto Ditmas Avenue West
Take Ditmas to Ocean AVENUE.
Make a left onto Ocean AVENUE south.
Take Ocean AVENUE south to Ave Z. (St. Mark Church on corner)
Make right on to Ave Z.
Contest is on corner or Avenue Z and East 18th Street.


For non-commercial vehicles….
Take the Belt Parkway West.
Exit at Knapp Street.
Stay on the service road (Shore Parkway) going West through 4 lights.
At the 4th light - Ocean AVENUE, make a right onto Ocean AVENUE north. (Waldbaum’s shopping center will be across Ocean AVENUE)
Take Ocean Avenue North to Ave Z. (St. Mark Church on corner)
Make a left onto Avenue Z.
The contest is in the schoolyard of St.MarkSchool, corner of East 18th Street.



I drive a commercial truck and have been in the area and i know this route : BQE To Prospect expway to church ave exit, this will take you to ocean ave service road make first left go to coney island avenue make right all the way down cause make left on avenue Z ocean parkway does not allow commercial vehicles

BobberQer
03-24-2006, 05:07 AM
Good Luck to all the contestants this w/e in Brooklyn!!! and buy bread while you're there, you wont be sorry !!!

Sawdustguy
03-24-2006, 05:59 AM
Thanks for reminding me Bob. I also wish all the teams competing good luck and good Qing. The real lucky ones will be the judges tommorrow because they will get to eat the best grilled food in the North East.

BobberQer
03-24-2006, 06:17 AM
Rob writes >>>At the end of the Bridge, go straight to the Gowanus Expressway – I don’t know if it’s labeled as such, but the only other option is to go on the Belt Parkway, which you don’t want<<<

Just stay in the RIGHT two lanes as you go over the bridge, by midspan... the LEFT lane, is a "left exit only" lane, that takes you to the Belt Prkwy......

Smoker
03-24-2006, 09:19 AM
We won't fall off some kind of cliff when we cross the Nassau border?

backyardchef
03-24-2006, 09:20 AM
We won't fall off some kind of cliff when we cross the Nassau border?

You'd have to leave Nassau to find out :wink:

BrooklynQ
03-24-2006, 10:12 AM
We won't fall off some kind of cliff when we cross the Nassau border?

Don't worry, I'll open all the secret portal's between Brooklyn and the rest of the world tomorrow morning. You'll have 24 hours before they close.

Just make sure you lock the doors and close the windows as you cross the border. Hey - it is the big bad city ya know. :biggrin: