Just to clarify, in NY you can't take a truck on any road with "parkway" in its name, only passenger cars allowed. The problem is that in CT you can't get passenger plates on a Promaster! In CT, you get "combination" plates, which can be used for personal or commercial use. But, NY does not recognize CT combination plates for passenger use, so....you can't take a CT registered PM on a parkway in NY legally!Presume this is the Van Wyck Expressway, also known as I-678. Used to take this to Grandparent's house. Lots of interstate commercial traffic use it to get to JFK.
Most parkways in NY, CT & NJ don't restrict personal vans. Many say no commercial vehicles, so it technically comes down to how a van is registered &/or used. You see a lot of commercial plates & vans w/commercial advertising plastered all over them. Also commercial pickups & even small straight trucks.
Have driven Econoline Club Wagons on Taconic (NY), Merritt (CT) & Garden State (NJ) Parkways for decades w/o ever having an issue.
I've done the GWB a few times.... it's not bad, aside from potholes that will shake the van apart!I refuse to ever take I 95 thru NY or NJ. I always take I 84 from Hartford to Scranton then South on I 81 when leaving NE no matter where I'm going (South, obviously). I's longer, sure, but no problems with parkways, toll roads, police, etc. It's well worth an extra hour of my time, if that, to not drive anywhere NYC and its environs
I think its a coastal issue. Can't get a lot more north than WI. We don't have any of this anti-commerce foolishness.I would not do well up north. Here in the south, our only limitation with the ProMaster is height. The plate on it goes by gvw, and has nothing to do with where you dan drive it. Drove Passenger plates on my E-350 diesel for years.