I would liek to go on a cruise out of New York. I live near Worcester, MA and thought about taking a bus to New York. Greyhound has buses to the city, but not to the pier. Are there any shuttles to the pier from the bus station or is a cab the only way?
The Hound does go to Port Authority, 42nd St. between 8th and 9th Avenues. The piers are very close to Port Authority, about four long blocks west and maybe six short blocks north. Maybe a mile total. No way is it 30 or 40 minutes in a cab. Five is more like it, ten if traffic is brutal.
There's just no issue here. Jump in a cab and go to the pier. If you want a more comfortable ride to New York, take Amtrak if they're still running.