I'll be in Boston with a vehicle, but want to visit New York City for a weekend. What are the pros and cons of driving from Boston to a NYC suburb (e.g. New Rochelle), parking at the commuter rail station, then taking the train to Manhattan? I would then avoid hunting for parking in NYC, while having a more flexible schedule compared to taking a plane, train, or bus.
If this makes sense, which commuter rail station would be best? Should I get close to NYC (e.g. New Rochelle) or just drive to somewhere in Connecticut (e.g. New Haven)?