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Old 03-31-2010, 02:57 PM
 
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Default Commute from Norwalk to Brooklyn (Dumbo)

Hi Everyone -

I live in Norwalk CT and I recently started a job in the Dumbo area of Brooklyn. I take Metro North out of S. Norwalk to Grand Central, then the 4 train to Fulton St, then the A/C to High St in Brooklyn. Needless to say, it's a tiresome trip that takes about 2 hours.

I am interested in trying to drive from Norwalk to Brooklyn, but I would like some suggestions for the best time to travel and the best route to take. I know that it should only take about 45 minutes without traffic, but 95 traffic could turn that into several hours.

Does any who's done this trip have any suggestions on the best times to commute in the morning and afternoon to avoid the heaviest traffic? My hours are flexible at my job, so I can go in early/leave early or go in late and leave late. Also, is any route better traffic-wise than another (i.e. taking the Merritt vs. 95, etc.)

Thanks for the help!
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Old 03-31-2010, 08:19 PM
 
Location: W Hartford, CT
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Honestly, no matter how you go or when you leave this will likely be a long drive. If you go to google maps you can view the different highways and parkways to get you there.
One option is to take I-95 till you get to the Bronx. Once there, you can pick up Bruckner Expwy which carries you over the Triborough Bridge - this is Interstate 278, and if you keep going south this takes you to downtown Brooklyn. At least that's what the maps say. But I think this would be a very long drive. The only other option I can think of is taking the Merritt/Hutch Pkwy to the Whitestone, and once you cross that you can pick up I-495 (the LI Expwy) to 278.

Good luck, hope this helps!
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