I am planning a potential trip in the near future where I would be driving a rental car to New York City from Pittsburgh. I will be staying at a hotel near Times Square, but I would like to avoid driving in the city. It seems that the easiest approach would be to drop off the rental car somewhere in the NYC suburbs and transition to mass transit. Are there any train stations where I could do this when coming from the west (probably via I-78)?
This is, of course, assuming that the rental car option is cost-effective. I'm currently researching to decide whether it might be a better idea to just fly (in which case getting to mass transit is straightforward). However, in order to evaluate the potential drop-off cost for the rental car, I wanted to identify some potential candidate locations where I could make the transition so I can get some rental car quotes.