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Old 07-14-2007, 09:54 AM
 
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My wife and I are thinking about relocating to Stamford due to a job offer for her. I am French and I think my best luck to find a good job is in Manhattan. How long will be the commute from Stamford to Manhattan? How should I commute? Thank for your response.
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Old 07-14-2007, 10:07 AM
 
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Well, Stamford-to-Manhattan is about an hour without traffic. Add NYC metro area traffic and you have a problem.

That sounds bad, but it's actually doable, just not so much by car. Most people of Fairfield county are Manhattan workers (this is mainly why the area is so desirable and upscale/affluent) and utilize the train-subway system.

But another thing... just because your French does not mean you should limit your job search to Manhattan. Many cities in Fairfield and Westchester counties serve as sub-cities to Manhattan, like Stamford, Norwalk, White Plains, Yonkers, etc. and may have the same jobs available at a more reasonable commute.
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Old 07-14-2007, 12:52 PM
 
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Stamford is an hour by rail from Manhattan. The railway terminus is at Grand Central Station.
Do not limit yourself to NYC alone. There are many good jobs in Fairfirld County depending on your area of expertise. From lower Fairfield County you can commute to Westchester County, and to many towns in CT.
Get yourself a headhunter (an employment specialist) or try the following:
FairfieldCountyJobs.com or look at the Connecticut Post or Stamford Advocate on line for an idea of what is out there.
Where is her job going to be located? It might help you if you found something in the same area. As always, keep asking for assistance. Someone here will be of help. BON CHANCE!
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Old 07-15-2007, 07:50 AM
 
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The commute on the express Metro North train from Stamford to Grand Central Terminal is 45 minutes. After Stamford is 125th Street in Manhattan, then Grand Central 42nd St. Just in time to get a quick power nap!
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Old Yesterday, 01:37 PM
 
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So the commute on Metro North from Stamford to Grand Central has been averaging 50-55 minutes because of re-routing. Add to that whatever subway time to get to your place of work. Stamford is a vibrant booming town with a rail station that features express trains to the City, Amtrak rail to Washington, Philadelphia, and Boston. The major East Coast expressway (I-95) that runs down the East Coast from Maine to Florida, runs through the city. Westchester airport is half hour drive away, and New York City La Guardia 40 minutes, JFK 55 minutes.

Good luck. Oh, btw, you might want to consider Larchmont, a nice small town in Westchester that is home to a French communty and school. It's 40 minutes by Metro North to Manhattan.

The French Connection: Expats in Larchmont - Larchmont NY Patch
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Old Yesterday, 02:24 PM
 
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so the commute on metro north from stamford to grand central has been averaging 50-55 minutes because of re-routing. Add to that whatever subway time to get to your place of work. Stamford is a vibrant booming town with a rail station that features express trains to the city, amtrak rail to washington, philadelphia, and boston. The major east coast expressway (i-95) that runs down the east coast from maine to florida, runs through the city. Westchester airport is half hour drive away, and new york city la guardia 40 minutes, jfk 55 minutes.

Good luck. Oh, btw, you might want to consider larchmont, a nice small town in westchester that is home to a french communty and school. It's 40 minutes by metro north to manhattan.

the french connection: Expats in larchmont - larchmont ny patch
07-14-2007
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Old Yesterday, 03:10 PM
 
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This is why I think threads should be locked after a certain amount of inactivity though the person who bumped it shoudlve known how old the responses were
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