FINALLY!!!! NYC to Mountain Creek

Finally, NJTT is offering a cheap way of getting to the mountain and they’re also offering discounts for lodging if you want to make a weekend out of it.

New Jersey Transit riders can snag the following discounts when they present their same day bus receipt.
A Mountain Creek Full Access Lift Ticket – Save $5
A Mountain Creek Cross-country Lift Ticket – Save $2
A Mountain Creek Experience Downhill Package – Save $10
A Mountain Creek equipment rental – Save $5
The Bike Park discount can be obtained by presenting your bus receipt at the Bike Center. The NJ TRANSIT bus receipt must be dated for the day of redemption for the discount to apply.
These offers are not valid on previously purchased tickets. Tickets are not refundable or exchangeable. Cannot be combined with any other offers or discounts. Offers expire September 2, 2013.
You can even bring your bikes on board the #304 since there is storage space on the bottom of the bus. Please note that NJ TRANSIT is not responsible for any damage caused to any bike stored below the bus.
Grand Cascade Lodge – Save 20%
Minerals Resort & Spa – Save 20%
The Appalachian – Save 20%
NJ TRANSIT customers can book lodging by calling (973) 827-5996, extension 2 and mention promo code “PARTNERS”
Restrictions apply. Subject to availability. Valid through September 2, 2013. Guests must present their #304 bus fare receipt dated for the day of arrival to receive the discount at the front lodge desk. Discounts only apply on same day of fare.

NJ TRANSIT’s #304 bus will depart from the Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York City, making stops in Weehawken, Union City, North Bergen and NJ TRANSIT’s Wayne Transit Center. This service will begin on June 15, 2013, and conclude on September 2, 2013. The bus route will make interim stops upon request along 30th & 31st Streets in Weehawken, Union City and North Bergen and at NJ TRANSIT’s Wayne Transit Center in Wayne.
Bus service will operate on Saturdays, Sundays and on the holidays of Independence Day, Thursday, July 4 plus Friday, July 5 and Labor Day, Monday, September 2.

Port Authority Bus Terminal (Gate 326) 8:45 am
Union City (31st Street & Bergenline Avenue)  8:55 am
Wayne Transit Center (Route 23 South & West Belt Parkway)  9:15 am
Mountain Creek (Red Tail Lodge) 10:25 am

Mountain Creek (Red Tail Lodge) 5:30 pm
Wayne Transit Center (Route 23 South & West Belt Parkway)  6:40 pm
Union City (31st Street & Bergenline Avenue)  7:10 pm
Port Authority Bus Terminal (Gate 326)  7:20 pm

Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to departure time. Give the bus operator your bus ticket and he/she will give you a yellow fare receipt. Be sure to keep your receipt so you can take advantage of the discounts at the mountain.
At Mountain Creek Red Tail Lodge, customers may transfer to/from a connecting shuttle provided by Mountain Creek serving the Crystal Springs Grand Cascades Lodge, Crystal Springs Minerals Resort & Spa and Crystal Springs Black Creek Sanctuary.

Port Authority Bus Terminal- One-way $12.75, Round-Trip $25.50
Weehawken/Union City- One-way $6.20, Round-Trip $12.40
Wayne Transit Center- One-way $4.40, Round-Trip $8.80
*Family SuperSaver Fares allow 2 children, ages 5 – 11, to ride free with a passenger paying a valid fare on weekends and holidays.

If you are departing from the Port Authority Bus Terminal, be sure to purchase your ticket before boarding at Ticket Windows 1 – 10 or from a Ticket Vending Machine. Departing from Wayne Transit Center, purchase your ticket from a Ticket Vending Machine. At all other locations, you may pay on board the bus.
For additional New Jersey Transit information, visit

Two Trees Management co. Announces Brooklyn Bike Park

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Two Treess Management co. Announces Brooklyn Bike Park
2 MAY 2013

Two Trees Management Announces Interim Community Uses for Domino Site-E
Empty lot will be transformed into exciting community space with an urban farm, reading room, bike course and more!
Two Trees Management Company has announced the creative community uses that will occupy Site E of the Domino Sugar property. What is currently a vacant 55,000 square-foot lot on Kent Avenue between South 3rd and South 4th Streets will be transformed by two independent operators into a neighborhood destination with a community farm, bilingual reading room, community green space, family-friendly bike courses, affordable food and goods from local vendors and a variety of seasonal programming, including kids days, yoga classes, and hands-on urban farming classes. Two Trees released a Request for Proposals in January seeking interim uses for the site that area residents could enjoy before construction starts on the Domino Sugar redevelopment plan next year.

The western portion of the site, bordering Kent Ave, will include a 22,000 sq ft. free, family-‐ oriented bike park with a basic skills training area for children, novices, and intermediate riders, as well as an advanced pump track for more skilled riders. The cycling area will be run by local bike shop Ride Brooklyn (, in partnership with the New York City Mountain Bike Association ( , and BKMTB (

Free bike and helmet rentals will be available to park users. Bike skills and trail maintenance seminars will also be provided free of charge throughout the summer. Stay tuned for more details.

The eastern portion of the site will include a variety of different open spaces, including a tranquil reading room, a community farm operated by North Brooklyn Farms, and a community green space which will be used for programming such as yoga, speakers, and aerobics. A group led by Williamsburg resident Bobby Redd will design, build, and operate this portion of Site E. In late 2011 Bobby Redd’s group took temporary residence at 626 Bushwick Ave. and transformed a 19th century vacant church into the vibrant community space it is today.

“We thank Two Trees for the opportunity to take part in beautifying this vacant lot, and we plan to establish a community green space where all are welcome,” says Bobby Redd.“

We have had immense success working with the Bushwick Community over the past 14 months and we look forward to working together with our new neighbors in South Williamsburg.”

“Ride Brooklyn is excited to have this opportunity to continue our tradition of bicycle advocacy and community involvement,” said Jessica Kocher, co-owner of Ride Brooklyn.

“We want to give something back to the people who give us so much by making the activities we love free, and accessible, to everyone in our community!”

These interim uses are just a taste of the variety of active and passive uses that will be part of the Domino Sugar redevelopment plan’s waterfront esplanade and acres of parkland. Designed by landscape architecture firm James Corner Field Operations, the esplanade will include kayak launches, a floating pool, sports fields, lawns and gardens with varied seating options. The Two Trees plan for the Domino Sugar site, released earlier this month and based on extensive community input, will reconnect South Williamsburg to its waterfront; reactivate the historic Domino Sugar factory to house between 3,000

and 4,000 permanent jobs, tripling existing Williamsburg commercial space and supporting the growth of the neighborhood’s tech and creative industries; bring world class design to the creative neighborhood; and deliver hundreds of units of affordable housing, a public school and a recreational facility. Two Trees plans to begin the City’s public review process this spring.