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Old 01-30-2009, 03:01 PM
 
Location: Teaneck, NJ
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Observation. You seem to not have kids. If true:

Take this once in a lifetime opportunity to live in NYC. Live "the life" for a couple years before taking your place in suburbia when the kids come along.
Good point

But Hoboken = Suburbia ?
Young professionals are all around Hoboken. Its NJ Upper West Side (well to be technical, Upper East Side)
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Old 01-30-2009, 04:08 PM
 
Location: Historic Downtown Jersey City
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Too bad there isn't a direct train across the Hudson from Hoboken. From looking at a map one could be in Midtown in 10 minutes if that was the case.
There is a direct train. Path train.
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Old 01-30-2009, 05:13 PM
 
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Frat boys in Hoboken... BINGO. Weekends it's loud with drunk frat boys, everywhere especially during warm weather. Believe me when I tell you born and raised in UWS and living in Hoboken for 3 years, you cannot compare the 2.
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Old 01-30-2009, 05:13 PM
 
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There is a direct train. Path train.
I thought the Path train went down and up through the financial district. It doesn't go straight to Midtown does it? Nor does it go all the way up to the 53rd area does it?
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Old 01-30-2009, 06:50 PM
 
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The path train goes to the village (Christopher St.) and then up to 33rd St. on the west side.

A different Path line goes downtown/Jersey City.

There are a couple of busses that go to the Port Authority, 42nd and 8th.

The commute to 53rd and 3rd would probably take you about an hour from Hoboken. It will take you about 1/2 hour from the UWS. Give or take 10 minutes for both.

Why not look on the east side in Manhattan--you'll get to work much more quickly.
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Old 01-30-2009, 07:14 PM
 
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The path train goes to the village (Christopher St.) and then up to 33rd St. on the west side.

A different Path line goes downtown/Jersey City.

There are a couple of busses that go to the Port Authority, 42nd and 8th.

The commute to 53rd and 3rd would probably take you about an hour from Hoboken. It will take you about 1/2 hour from the UWS. Give or take 10 minutes for both.

Why not look on the east side in Manhattan--you'll get to work much more quickly.
Oh, sorry I might have mistyped where I was working. I am at 53rd and 5th or 666 Fifth Avenue is the actual address. Am I still much closer to work if I am on the east side. I've been told that public transport is much better on the west.
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Old 01-31-2009, 05:34 PM
 
Location: Hudson County NJ
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HOBOKEN:
pros: a ton of self managed, cozy & neighborhood restaurants; mainly on Washington St.
Very active & urban neighborhood-like feel; joggers, shoppers, lots of dog walkers etc
Beautiful park next to Hudson Rv; always people reading, jogging, dancing; very young and lively atmosphere in Hoboken.
Vital transportation; NJ Transit trains, buses, light rail to Jersey city, path to ny, ny waterway etc.
Cons:
Extremely expensive rent per square foot for most apartments
not a HUGE population of young law/business residents
The north side near Weehakeen- less locally owned businesses; slightly more boring. * STAY IN AREA AROUND WASHINGTON ST JUST TO THE NORTH OF HOBOKEN TRAIN STATION*
upw & hoboken are two difficult decisions. They both have a ton to offer, my suggestion is that you take your time and think carefully into your decision. good luck!
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Old 02-02-2009, 09:38 AM
 
Location: OH->FL->NJ
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>Good point

But Hoboken = Suburbia ?<

Naw what I meant is:

Do take this ONCE IN A LIFETIME opportunity to live in NYC before kids and responsibilities come. A couple years down the road when family coming... Move to a suburb with lawns and houses for a family.

Doing this in reverse is not remotely practical.
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Old 02-02-2009, 09:56 AM
 
Location: Historic Downtown Jersey City
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The path train goes to the village (Christopher St.) and then up to 33rd St. on the west side.

A different Path line goes downtown/Jersey City.

There are a couple of busses that go to the Port Authority, 42nd and 8th.

The commute to 53rd and 3rd would probably take you about an hour from Hoboken. It will take you about 1/2 hour from the UWS. Give or take 10 minutes for both.

Why not look on the east side in Manhattan--you'll get to work much more quickly.
An HOUR from Hoboken? I doubt it would take that long. Maybe 30-40 minutes.
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Old 02-02-2009, 09:58 AM
 
Location: Historic Downtown Jersey City
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>Good point

But Hoboken = Suburbia ?<

Naw what I meant is:

Do take this ONCE IN A LIFETIME opportunity to live in NYC before kids and responsibilities come. A couple years down the road when family coming... Move to a suburb with lawns and houses for a family.

Doing this in reverse is not remotely practical.
You have to realize that there are a LOT of people that prefer city living, and choose to raise their families in the city. I used to think the same way that you do (that NYC living was only for youngish types), but I've come to realize that there are so many families who live there, by choice, and many of them are very, very wealthy.
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