I just a old boy from Michigan, and planning on coming to the New York for a Bicycle race Gran Fondo NY

I try avoid big cities like an xboss. What is the best way to get to Midtown Manhattan, and do so alive. I got a hotel (about 5 times my usual rate) 57th and 7th.

So what is the best way to not get killed coming into NY on my old Airhead. I going to volunteer support for the race so I am sure I ride some other then just in and out of the city. I figure I might be hauling around a camera or some such thing. Hope to see my son ride some in the race, but seems I always only see 5 seconds of his riding.