OK I know there a bunch of LGA Experts here. I travel a bunch but not much in NYC. So here is my situation. I'm driving (most likely), from rural Maryland into New York City late on a Monday night. I have a business appointment on Tuesday morning around East 141st in the Bronx (I know it may not be the best area in the world) and I have an afternoon appointment around S. 5th Street in Brooklyn. On Wednesday I have an 7am'ish flight out of LGA. My questions are: Should I dump the rental car off and use taxi's, trains or what? I know the trains don't go to LGA. I don't have an unlimited travel budget but time is important also. Should I keep the rental car and just dump it at the airport before I fly out? Is traffic or parking so bad that I'll run into problems in these areas? Also best place to stay? I'm thinking of staying near LGA so the morning flight it's so bad. My best guess is to get a hotel if possible near LGA, get rid of the car asap. Taxi to the Bronx, Train to Brooklyn and taxi back to LGA. Any advice or fun comments are appreciated. Thanks.