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Old 07-08-2008, 06:25 AM
 
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My family and I are considering to move to Ridgewood. I know there are great schools there for our kids. I got a job working in right down south of Manhattan, Bowling Green.
What's the train commute like? I understand that I will have to change train at Seacaucus to get to Penn Station. And then get a subway from there to Bowling Green.
I am deciding between Port Washington, Long Island, and Ridgewood. I do seem to get more $$ from the houses I see in Ridgewood.
Thanks.
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Old 07-08-2008, 06:37 AM
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My family and I are considering to move to Ridgewood. I know there are great schools there for our kids. I got a job working in right down south of Manhattan, Bowling Green.
What's the train commute like? I understand that I will have to change train at Seacaucus to get to Penn Station. And then get a subway from there to Bowling Green.
I am deciding between Port Washington, Long Island, and Ridgewood. I do seem to get more $$ from the houses I see in Ridgewood.
Thanks.
There are several express trains that run during rush hours that take about 45 min or less to Penn Station (including the transfer). Regular trains take a bit longer - about 50-55 min. Hope this helps.
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Old 07-08-2008, 06:54 AM
 
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Yea its really not too bad.

Just get on the train to Secaucus, which takes roughly 40 mins. Then you jump on the PATH which is another 15 or so.

It takes roughly an hour to get into the city. An hour might seem like a lot, but it doesnt feel very long on a train since your not driving (and can read the paper or do work on your laptop)
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Old 07-08-2008, 07:11 AM
 
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Yea its really not too bad.

Just get on the train to Secaucus, which takes roughly 40 mins. Then you jump on the PATH which is another 15 or so.

It takes roughly an hour to get into the city. An hour might seem like a lot, but it doesnt feel very long on a train since your not driving (and can read the paper or do work on your laptop)
When did PATH start servicing Secaucus? You've got to take a train to Secaucus, then either switch trains direct to Penn Station NYC and ride the subway from there, or switch trains to Newark and then take the PATH to lower Manhattan.

While its "only an hour on the train" the real commute door to door is likely between 1.5 and 2 hours each way- not exactly a pleasant way to spend your time.
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