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Old 07-14-2010, 01:08 AM
 
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Default Moving to NY - I'm working in NJ my husband in Manhattan

My husband and I are planning to relocate to NY in December and I have got work in Englewood Cliffs area, he is going to be based in the City on at the top end (eg 1-20) of Park Avenue.
We both want to live in Manhattan but would like a relatively easy commute. Having never been to NY before we aren't sure which area to go for. So far it looks like Midtown West or Washington Heights would both be possible areas. I have the luxury of walking to work at the moment which I know I am going to have to give up, but it would be nice not to have more than a 30 minute commute. Am I being totally unrealistic here?!
We are a relatively young couple with no children, like to eat out a lot, like a drink in a bar but also would like to be able to get to sleep during the week but can put up with noise at the weekend. A bit of greenery nearby would be nice as well!
If anyone has any suggestions that would be fab! thanks so much
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Old 07-15-2010, 09:34 AM
 
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Budget? Probably a big difference between midtown and WH. WH would make your commute to EC easier, and his commute a little longer. Vice versa for midtown.

Also not sure what you meant by 'top end' of Park Ave... what cross-streets (or what neighborhood) are you talking about?
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Old 07-15-2010, 07:26 PM
 
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His building is no 1 Park Avenue - sorry not got my head around street system there! does that help!
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Old 07-16-2010, 04:01 PM
 
Location: Newton, Mass.
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His building is no 1 Park Avenue - sorry not got my head around street system there! does that help!
1 Park Av is around 32nd St.

Are you planning to commute to NJ by train or bus?
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Old 07-18-2010, 11:01 PM
 
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either or - which ever is easiest!
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Old 07-20-2010, 02:49 PM
 
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either or - which ever is easiest!
Englewood Cliffs is more of a Bus Commute. You can get them from Port Authority Bus Terminal.

Look to live in Midtown West.

New Luxury Buildings to check out: The Olivia (33rd and 8th), Silver Towers 42nd and 11th. and a host of others on the west side 8th-11th Avenue. Your Husband will have quick crosstown access or even walk some days to his office, and you will be able to hop on the bus at port authority to englewood cliffs.

Silver Towers has a great new park open with sun chairs and its generally quiet at night.

Some of the buses at GWBT don't head to your part of NJ, they leave out of Port Authority so Midtown makes more sense.

Concentrate your search in Hells Kitchen 34th-59th btwn 8th and 10th avenues with special attention to 42nd and 10th.

9th avenue has TONS of bars and restaurants with 10th getting more established with more people moving up from Chelsea

Manhattan Plaza has a health club, a natural food store, food emporium, bakery, bodega,

Up Tenth Avenue you have: chinese, river bar which has live music sometimes.. a new pet store that just opened, irish pub, a steak house on the same block, PIO PIO a spanish spot is on the other side of the block, three liquor stores, dunkin donuts, 24hr delis, pony bar and bartini for drinks, and 44 and x is a great spot for dinner. theres a CVS on 42nd and 10th a Subway on 41st... I can go on and on.... Wash Heights has nowhere NEAR any of these amenities in a three block radius, not to mention a safety issue.

Also, you will have to pay the Dreaded Dual Tax... Taxes for Working in NJ and Taxes for living in NYC and NY State.. So, I think living in NJ should be a consideration as well... If your partner has a larger income, he will be better positioned to take the dual tax blow than you.

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Old 07-21-2010, 07:15 PM
 
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thanks so much that is such helpful advice - my husband is going out to Ny in a few weeks time as part of his job induction so he is going to check everything out for us!
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