'T' would be nice. We have good friends in Connecticut (Norwalk, Ridgefield) and I hope/ intend to go back there before too long.
Manhattan is easily reachable by train from there, a big pull from the Apple.
Bernie and Jane have carelessly left the city for foreign parts....no consideration for others, eh...and Boston is not too far, for a combination trip.
Years ago I saw Muddy Waters play in a basement bar in Boston, not far from the YMCA. Happy days.