I'm looking at going to see a game at Citi Field in a few weeks and thought someone who travels more regularly through New York would know the fastest and/or easiest way to get from Upstate NY (Utica area) down to Flushing. The game would be about noon on Sunday, so traffic shouldn't be too bad - relatively speaking of course.
Looking at the map, my initial thought would be to take the Thruway to I-84 at Newburgh, then go south on I-684 and the Hutchinson River Parkway/Whitestone Bridge.
Google and Mapquest recommend going all the way down to the GW Bridge, down the Harlem River Pkwy, across the RFK Bridge to I-287.
Anyone with more first hand experience driving through NYC have a recommendation on which way you'd take?