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Old 07-24-2013, 12:55 PM
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Hi all,

This is my first post.

I might move pretty soon to East Hanover to work, but I'd prefer to live in New York.

Considering I would work from home (NY) 2 days per week, how feasible it would be to commute the remaining 3 days?

Is there a good public transport system between East Hanover and NYC? Trains? How long it would take?

Thanks very much for helping.
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Old 07-24-2013, 01:02 PM
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Reverse commute? That's a long trip. Why not save the money by not living in NYC and then you'll have extra money to visit and spend in the city?

Either way, if you do chose to reverse commute, it looks like many of the schedules cater to people doing the tradition NJ to NY commute, such as the bus, which only has late afternoon NYC to E Hanover.

Looking at the trains, it seems one would need a car to get to and from the stations into E Hanover...
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Old 07-25-2013, 06:22 AM
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Absolutely, totally, completely insane idea.
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Old 07-25-2013, 09:08 AM
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the most realistic way is to keep a car and drive out the holland then via 280. public transport options for reverse commute to EH are very slim. moreover, unless your workplace happens to be right next to the bus/train stop, you probably can't walk from the stop to your office. most parts of NJ aren't particularly amenable to walking as part of a commute

i had a similar reverse commute once upon a time from manhattan to nj. after my apartment lease expired i immediately moved to nj. it gets very very tiresome, and your money will go a lot farther in nj. it's not hard at all to get into nyc to socialize living in that part of nj

however, if you absolutely insist, i hope you can afford to live in lower manhattan and keep a car and garage spot, because any other plan is going to be rough on you. if you can afford to live near the holland, you will usually have about a 40 minute commute each way (but occasionally double that via the whims of traffic, especially returning in the evening - hopefully you will work late, past rush hour!)

alternately, you could take the lincoln or gwb out, then do 80/3 to 46 to new road to ridgedale ave. this is a worse commute, but would somewhat expand your options of where you could live in the city. personally i don't think it's very realistic

any other plan besides living on the west side near one of the hudson crossings adds either a cross town commute or something equally terrible to the equation and is an awful, awful idea

good luck
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Old 07-26-2013, 08:31 AM
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Let me retract my strident post.
Since you didn't mention the state I googled "Map East Hanover NY" and it took me to Hanover, NY, which is on Lake Erie near Buffalo.

And of course THAT kind of commute is insanity, like a gajillion miles, a 6.5 hour drive.

East Hanover Township, NJ is a more realistic 24 miles away.
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