Airmousam, if I were you, I'd watch the news for the first few days of the auto show and see what others are seeing. You never know with auto shows. Sometimes they change their plans at the last minute.
But at the very least, going to the auto show isn't bad even if they have it roped off. You get to see it in person, there's other cars for amusement, and you have NYC city to have fun at night. Just try to avoid the weekends if you can. I've done it, and it is wall-to-wall people and an absolute zoo.
I'll give you absolutely rightIf that's the case then I'm not going. I'm not spending 2k to go to New York from Toronto to see a roped off car. I'd rather use the money for a package or two when I buy the CLA.