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Old 11-03-2011, 08:49 PM
 
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What do people think about Springfield (Union County)?

Is it a diverse town?

Is it an affluent town?

How are the public schools?

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Old 11-06-2011, 12:36 PM
 
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Default Springfield

Solid Schools.

Working class with some nicer neighborhoods.

Not very diverse.

Very safe


Chatham, Madison, Livingston or Summit are close by and better choices. Maplewood is VERY diverse. However, the taxes are high, the high school is declining and, while it has some beautiful/affluent sections, it also has a few less than desirable sections. So, you would have to be careful.
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Old 11-12-2011, 09:14 AM
 
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What are the options of getting to NYC from Springfield, NJ (Union County)?
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Old 11-12-2011, 02:20 PM
 
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What are the options of getting to NYC from Springfield, NJ (Union County)?
See this map: NJ Bus map for Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris, Passaic, Sussex, Union, and Warren Counties

There is the #114 express bus to Manhattan. The schedule is here: http://www.njtransit.com/pdf/bus/T1114.pdf. The fare is $183 per month.

You can also take the #66 to Newark and then take a train from there. The fare to Newark is $85 per month, but if you buy a NY Penn-Newark Penn Rail pass for $139, you get on the bus for free.

The schedule is here: http://www.njtransit.com/pdf/bus/T1065.pdf
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Old 11-12-2011, 06:04 PM
 
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See this map: NJ Bus map for Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris, Passaic, Sussex, Union, and Warren Counties

There is the #114 express bus to Manhattan. The schedule is here: http://www.njtransit.com/pdf/bus/T1114.pdf. The fare is $183 per month.

You can also take the #66 to Newark and then take a train from there. The fare to Newark is $85 per month, but if you buy a NY Penn-Newark Penn Rail pass for $139, you get on the bus for free.

The schedule is here: http://www.njtransit.com/pdf/bus/T1065.pdf
The 65/66 bus does not serve Penn station in Newark and from Washington Park it is a short walk to the Broad st station or can use the NWK LR from Washington st LRT station to Penn station

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Old 11-12-2011, 06:30 PM
 
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The 65/66 bus does not serve Penn station in Newark and from Washington Park it is a short walk to the Broad st station or can use the NWK LR from Washington st LRT station to Penn station
I was thinking to get off at Market Street or Raymond Blvd and then walk (or take one of the numerous buses along those streets) to Newark Penn Station.

You have more options at Newark Penn Station than Newark Broad Street (you have the PATH, more frequent commuter rail service, and the #108 bus to the PA Bus Terminal), but you're right that I forgot to mention that the #65/66 doesn't directly serve either station.
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Old 11-13-2011, 06:55 AM
 
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What's the best route via car to Greenwich Village from Springfield (Union County)?

How long is this commute during peak vs. non-peak traffic hours?

Also, what is the best option of getting to the World Trade Center area via train, since Springfield does not have a train?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 11-13-2011, 11:55 AM
 
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What's the best route via car to Greenwich Village from Springfield (Union County)?

How long is this commute during peak vs. non-peak traffic hours?

Also, what is the best option of getting to the World Trade Center area via train, since Springfield does not have a train?

Thanks in advance.
Take the #66 bus to Newark, walk over to Newark Penn Station and then take the PATH train to the World Trade Center.

The fare is $2.90 for the bus and $2 for the PATH. Monthly passes are $85 and $54 respectively.

For Greenwich Village, it'd be the same thing, except you'd have to transfer at Journal Square.

By car, I think the best way is the simplest: Take I-78 to the Holland Tunnel. I don't think you'd save much by going up to the Lincoln Tunnel and going back down.
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Old 11-13-2011, 03:57 PM
 
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Seems like many parts of NJ are getting shady these days.
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Old 11-13-2011, 05:54 PM
 
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Take the #66 bus to Newark, walk over to Newark Penn Station and then take the PATH train to the World Trade Center.

The fare is $2.90 for the bus and $2 for the PATH. Monthly passes are $85 and $54 respectively.

For Greenwich Village, it'd be the same thing, except you'd have to transfer at Journal Square.

By car, I think the best way is the simplest: Take I-78 to the Holland Tunnel. I don't think you'd save much by going up to the Lincoln Tunnel and going back down.
If you get a monthly bus pass you can use the pass on the Newark LR from the 66 stop by the LR
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