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Old 07-29-2011, 01:18 PM
 
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What public transportation options are offered in this area? How long does it take to get to Manhattan?
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Old 07-29-2011, 03:17 PM
 
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I believe The B1 and B44 serve Manhattan Beach on Oriental Blvd. You also have numerous subway lines in nearby Brighton Beach.
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Old 07-29-2011, 04:06 PM
 
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You take the subway to Sheepshead Bay stop. I believe its the B/Q line. Its an Express stop. From there you can walk, a somewhat lenghty walk, but its a nice walk thru an attractive area.

I don't know for certain, but odds are there is a local bus which stops near or at the subway then proceeds along a route which stops at the beach entrance. Also, you probably can find a taxi near the subway as well, the riide is short and s/b cheap.

Enjoy.
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Old 07-29-2011, 11:55 PM
 
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What public transportation options are offered in this area? How long does it take to get to Manhattan?
You have the B1 bus, which connects to the (B) and (Q) at Brighton Beach, and the B49, which goes to Sheepshead Bay (and connects with the very same (B) and (Q) trains).

Going to Manhattan, just take the first bus that comes and then take the subway. Going back, I would recommend to get off at Brighton Beach over Sheepshead Bay because the B1 is more frequent than the B49.

Right now, there is a reconstruction project going on, so I believe all trains are local. However, when it is completed, the (B) can resume express service.

The travel time to Midtown is a little under and hour (10 minute bus ride + 5 minutes transferring + 45 minutes on the train). To Downtown, it is a little bit shorter, but you have to transfer to the (R) at DeKalb Avenue (or the (2)(3)(4)(5) at Atlantic Avenue).

You also have the option of driving (or taking the B49) to Emmons Avenue for the BM3 express bus. It isn't much faster than the subway, and it costs $5.50, but it is more comfortable than the subway.

All of this is coming from a person who lived in nearby Brighton Beach about 7 years ago.

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I believe The B1 and B44 serve Manhattan Beach on Oriental Blvd. You also have numerous subway lines in nearby Brighton Beach.
It is the B49 that serves Manhattan Beach, not the B44. The B44 serves Sheepshead Bay (it travels via Nostrand Avenue, and then along the Belt Parkway service road and ends by Knapp Street)
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Old 07-30-2011, 01:20 AM
 
Location: Glendale, NY
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Yeah I got those two mixed up. I only take the B1 when I go down there, I couldn't remember which bus traveled on either Ocean Avenue or Nostrand.
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Old 09-12-2011, 12:03 PM
 
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I live on Manhattan Beach. My wife works in Downtown, I work on West 57th in Midtown. Like other folks said, your commute is going to be a combination of B/Q trains and B1/B49 buses. If all stars align, I can get to work in 1:20, but typically it over 1:30. My wife claims her commute is about 1:15. You can skip the buses, if you walk. From the eastern tip of Manhattan Beach, it will take you 25 min of brisk walk to get to a train station.

It is a long commute. It is relatively cheap, rather flexible, but not shorter than from many places in LI or NJ.
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Old 09-12-2011, 08:10 PM
 
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B1 and B49

You can also walk from the station. It takes about 20 mins though.
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Old 09-12-2011, 09:15 PM
 
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B1 and B49

You can also walk from the station. It takes about 20 mins though.
It's doable, but there's really no point, considering the free transfer from the subway to the B1/B49. I mean, you probably wouldn't want to arrive to work tired from the walk.
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Old 09-12-2011, 09:17 PM
 
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No point
Of course there isn't a point. I always use to work to Kingsborough from my house in Sheepshead. It is a nice walk.
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Old 09-13-2011, 07:38 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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You have the B1 bus, which connects to the (B) and (Q) at Brighton Beach, and the B49, which goes to Sheepshead Bay (and connects with the very same (B) and (Q) trains).
...Or, depending on which line works best for you, you can also stay on the B1 from Manhattan Beach and transfer to the F train at the Avenue X station, the N at West 8 Street or the D at 25 Avenue.
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