Originally Posted by flossy girl
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.