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Old 04-09-2018, 06:56 PM
 
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In reading through the links of projects I am amazed how much of it is housing related but where are the jobs that will allow people to afford living in these communities? Many seem well beyond the range of a reasonable daily commute to the city, did I miss something?
It's an hour commute from Ronk to Penn. That's pretty reasonable.
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Old 04-09-2018, 07:09 PM
 
Location: Stony Brook
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It's an hour commute from Ronk to Penn. That's pretty reasonable.
LMAO. Good luck with that. Ask me how I know? Express trains are extremely limited and they never run ontime. Hour and twenty, is average on a good day.
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Old 04-09-2018, 07:30 PM
 
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LMAO. Good luck with that. Ask me how I know? Express trains are extremely limited and they never run ontime. Hour and twenty, is average on a good day.
I don't take the line often, maybe a handful of times a year. Pretty quick ride. Parking's a b*tch. For city folks used to the subway, a commute from Ronk is a major upgrade. If they happen to work near Penn.
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Old 04-10-2018, 08:19 AM
 
Location: Inis Fada
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It's an hour commute from Ronk to Penn. That's pretty reasonable.
And what about the amount of time it takes from when you leave your home to when you arrive at your office? Add that onto the 1 hour express (if it is running and on time) and the commute starts to become unreasonable.
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Old 04-10-2018, 09:12 AM
 
Location: Massapequa
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I don't know about a new arena. It seems unnecessary, but these communities are important to Long Island. The ones built in walking distance to a LIRR station are the way to go. There is access to the high paying (and middle class paying) jobs in NYC. The Long Island economy would get a boost if it could get young professionals in their 20's to skip the moving to the city part of their lives. Almost every successful person I know spent a large portion of their 20's living in the city and spending their sizeable disposable income there. It also makes the neighborhoods more enjoyable for the people that already love nearby.
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Old 04-10-2018, 12:15 PM
 
Location: Long Island
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We have the same thing, they build these "New Urbanism" communities trying to recreate the urban experience but what they all lack is jobs that pay enough to live in these places so you once again must have a car and commute to a real paying job.
Are you talking about Arlington too?
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Old 04-10-2018, 12:34 PM
 
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And what about the amount of time it takes from when you leave your home to when you arrive at your office? Add that onto the 1 hour express (if it is running and on time) and the commute starts to become unreasonable.
I thought we were talking about them building an arena and apts right near the station. The walk to the station is no different then anyone else living in the outer boroughs. I've only been on the island a few short years. So the bus to subway commute to work is still fresh in my mind, it's BAD. The Ronk train (I guess express trains), would be like like riding 1st class in comparison.

My Quality of Life went way up, having to daily commute from St James, when I moved here. A lot less stress in life. Although, I don't daily commute anymore, so life's even better now.
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Old 04-10-2018, 06:39 PM
 
Location: Inis Fada
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I thought we were talking about them building an arena and apts right near the station. The walk to the station is no different then anyone else living in the outer boroughs. I've only been on the island a few short years. So the bus to subway commute to work is still fresh in my mind, it's BAD. The Ronk train (I guess express trains), would be like like riding 1st class in comparison.

My Quality of Life went way up, having to daily commute from St James, when I moved here. A lot less stress in life. Although, I don't daily commute anymore, so life's even better now.
My bad, I got off track -- no pun intended. My point (in general) is no matter how the powers that be hype up the 'express' train, a commuter still has well over an hour of commute time to get from door to desk. Nevermind the cost of the monthly ticket.

I'm very curious to see what rent on these units will be. Look at Tritec's fortress, err, Shipyard in Port Jeff. Those are some seriously high rents.
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Old 04-10-2018, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Where my bills arrive
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Are you talking about Arlington too?
No where I live outside of Richmond
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Old 04-11-2018, 07:53 AM
 
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C'mon, you gotta admit it WOULD be a nice play to pull the rug out from under Cuomo/NYC who are basically using State land in Queens to circumvent dysfunctional (soon to be dystopian) Nassau County and it's Nimby horde. For all their snooty bluster, if that Belmont arena fell through, I'd bet the Islanders and NHL would jump all over a Ronkonkoma arena near a train station and airport. But I'm just spit balling for fun.
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