I'll be arriving to JFK airport in New York fairly late at night - flight arrival time is 23:10, so with passport control and luggage reclaim, I'm guessing it'll be about midnight by the time I get out of the terminal.
I will need to get to a friend's house in Downtown Manhattan where I'll be staying. Were it in the morning, I'd take the air-train connecting to subway. Uber quotes $85 (don't know whether that includes tolls). I suspect a regular taxi will be even more expensive.
What's the best way (on a balance of cost and time) to get there? I'm willing to spend a bit more to get their quicker/easier. I will have at most one piece of luggage (a small cabin size suitcase).