Thanks very much for all the great advice. I do appreciate it. I will certainly consider Roosevelt Field when we are at the Hilton & browsing about Manhattan. The reasons I chose the Ramada in Paramus is because it is very close to the mall (just across the street which is good in case the temps get really low), the price is great ( just $70 a night), the rooms & beds are large & clean, & there is a lot going on in the mall in the Dec period which my son seem to like. Plus it will just be for a few days anyhow. This is not my first time in NY as I go there probably once every year since the 1990's. In fact I think I went Roosevelt Field a couple times back in the 1990's when I was vacationing at a friend in Elmont, so I know that basically to get there from Manhattan, you get the E-train to Jamaica, walk up to the station & catch a bus. As I said we will be on vacation so time means nothing. I will just add that I am not staying in Manhattan for the entire vacation. On Christmas eve we amtrak upstate to Rochester to stay at some family up there.