The only way you can bring your bike on board is to buy a $5 lifetime permit at Window 27
Yup, it's FOR LIFE. Now go buy yourself a bike, too.
Do a wine tasting while you wait
The brand-new Taste NY store, curated by North Fork-based One Woman Wines & Vineyards near track 37, stocks more than 50 rotating NY products that range from $10 to $100. Do the following: approach the wooden bar and Kris, a nice lady with a "Stairway to Heaven" tattoo. She'll give you a caramel-buttery shot of Crown Maple’s dark amber syrup, tastings of wine ($3/one wine, $10/four wines), North Fork chips, Catskills chocolate honey truffles, and a cold Ommegang Blonde Ale. Should you be mulling over a growler ($7 + $16 to fill), there is no tasting fee for the two beers on tap.
Visit one of the best beer stores in the city
Although diminutive, the selection at the Beer Table Pantry is excellent, with bottles, growlers, and assorted artisanal products for your commute.