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Old 10-22-2007, 07:43 AM
 
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Question Brooklyn to NJ by public transportation

Hi,
I live in Brooklyn, don't have a car, and am trying to find out which parts of NJ are feasibly commuted to by public transportation (bus, PATH, or other). I want to know because I've been job searching in NYC without luck and am thinking of expanding my job search area. I can get to most major subway lines so I could go to Port Authority or PATH station stops, but my travel limit is 2 hours (ouch!!), although 1 1/2 hours is more bearable.

Anyone out there have any suggestions? I've done Google searches with a variety of keywords as well as going to the PATH web site, but I didn't find this all that helpful as I don't know areas the stops correspond to.

Thanks for any and all help!
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Old 10-22-2007, 07:46 AM
 
Location: Atlantic Highlands NJ/Ponte Vedra FL/NYC
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Hi,
I live in Brooklyn, don't have a car, and am trying to find out which parts of NJ are feasibly commuted to by public transportation (bus, PATH, or other). I want to know because I've been job searching in NYC without luck and am thinking of expanding my job search area. I can get to most major subway lines so I could go to Port Authority or PATH station stops, but my travel limit is 2 hours (ouch!!), although 1 1/2 hours is more bearable.

Anyone out there have any suggestions? I've done Google searches with a variety of keywords as well as going to the PATH web site, but I didn't find this all that helpful as I don't know areas the stops correspond to.

Thanks for any and all help!
unless you find a job in jersey city or newark, you're setting yourself up for a commute from hell
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Old 10-22-2007, 11:37 AM
 
Location: Ocean County, NJ
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seriously, depending on what part of brooklyn you're in, it can take an hour just to get to PA. then you need to wait on bus/train departing from there. then you need to worry about the bus/train taking you EXACTLY where you want to go.
On top of that, you need to see how much NJ transit costs.. its not cheap. you commute costs alone can top 2-300 per month depending on where in NJ you go. if you're willing to spend that much, you might want to consider looking in long island.
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Old 10-22-2007, 03:20 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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Yeah the two most important things you have to provide are:

1. Where in Brooklyn are you starting from?
2. Where in Jersey are you going?

Without that info nobody will be able to tell you which mode of transportation will get you there or how long it will take.
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Old 10-22-2007, 03:35 PM
 
Location: Ocean County, NJ
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also, not meaning to pry (ok yea i am) what kind of work do you do, that you think you can find employment in NJ but not NY. considering the constraints of your travel, i would think any difficulties finding a job in ny would translate into the immediate areas of NJ as well.
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Old 12-14-2007, 09:40 AM
 
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can anyone help me with commuting info from OLD BRIDGE NJ area TO Brooklyn ? Atlantic and Elm (Fulton Mall area)
please
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Old 12-14-2007, 06:45 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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Hi,
I live in Brooklyn, don't have a car, and am trying to find out which parts of NJ are feasibly commuted to by public transportation (bus, PATH, or other). I want to know because I've been job searching in NYC without luck and am thinking of expanding my job search area. I can get to most major subway lines so I could go to Port Authority or PATH station stops, but my travel limit is 2 hours (ouch!!), although 1 1/2 hours is more bearable.

Anyone out there have any suggestions? I've done Google searches with a variety of keywords as well as going to the PATH web site, but I didn't find this all that helpful as I don't know areas the stops correspond to.

Thanks for any and all help!
If you can't find a job in Manhattan, I think something other than your location needs reassessment, lol. We should talk about your skill set, resume, attitude and appearance when you meet potential employers and employment agency reps, etc. I seriously doubt it's going to be any easier for you to find work in New Jersey, and there's certainly not as much of it available.

For easily commutable places in Jersey, just look at the PATH map and the NJ Transit map. You can also take buses, but as mentioned by others, especially from Brooklyn that's going to be stressful as a regular affair, and when it comes to NJ Transit (as well as Metro North, Long Island Railroad, etc.), watch out for the cost of commuting. One thing my wife and I considered was buying a place in Cold Spring NY--because we love it there and it was possible to get a place much cheaper than closer to Manhattan, but to buy a Metro North pass for a month is something like $250 per person. So when you factor in that extra $500 per month for two people, it's not such a bargain anymore.
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Old 12-14-2007, 06:47 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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seriously, depending on what part of brooklyn you're in, it can take an hour just to get to PA.
I'm in Jersey City and it just took me 2 hours each way to get to JFK!
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Old 11-30-2012, 10:13 AM
 
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I will be living on Old Fulton Street in Brooklyn, and am hoping to go to New Brunswivk NJ fairly often, can anyone tell me how long of a commute this will be? what trains I have to get? thank you
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Old 11-30-2012, 10:25 AM
 
Location: On the Rails in Northern NJ
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Long , Expensive , stressful , just live in New Jersey.....it be easier like in New Brunswick itself....or Jersey City or Harrison.
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