Grounds passes are sold out for a lot of the days of the first week, just get a cheap Ashe seat, it's only $5 more than a grounds pass anyway and just don't go in there
Excellent suggestion! I just decided to be spontaneous and am going Labor Day weekend, which of course is sold out for grounds passes on Sat and Sun, but I snagged excellent box seats for Louis Armstrong for $162 each, which is worth it to me to not have to sit in LA all day trying to get a great seat for photos, now I can just wander around the other courts and know my seat is secure (and they ARE great seats, very close, baseline one day and near the middle of the court another). I did get a grounds pass for Labor Day Monday, too. Not sure how long I'll stay that day since I have to be back home for work Tuesday morning.
I am driving, so any helpful hints for parking? I'm probably going to stay in NJ, still need to look for a hotel. NYC hotels that weekend are too pricey (did it last year).