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Old 12-28-2007, 11:26 PM
 
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Hi all. I'm currently a student who's hoping to move to the NYC area after graduation. I have a job lined up in Newark but i'm hoping to live in NYC for the urban amenities. I have a car so transportation is not an issue. Does anyone commute from any of the boroughs of NYC and if so, how is it? Good? Hellish? I don't want to live in NJ if possible but not because of it's quality of life. I just want to live in NYC for a while
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Old 12-29-2007, 12:09 AM
 
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Try the west side of Manhattan for the close proximity to highway, subways, and river views. Traffic during rush hours can be harsh.

If you have the money, live near the Tunnel like Battery Park City.
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Old 12-29-2007, 09:17 AM
 
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Why not use public transportation? Having a car in the city is like having a money/time sink. A garage will cost at LEAST $400/month (usually more), and insurance is veyr expensive, as well. And if you choose NOT to get a garage space, then you'll spend hours finding a parking place every evening...

Public transportation is fast, cheap and abundant.
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Old 12-30-2007, 12:57 PM
 
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Why not use public transportation? Having a car in the city is like having a money/time sink. A garage will cost at LEAST $400/month (usually more), and insurance is veyr expensive, as well. And if you choose NOT to get a garage space, then you'll spend hours finding a parking place every evening...

Public transportation is fast, cheap and abundant.
I would consider it but i'm not sure how the commute is since my company is not terribly close to a PATH line. I'm not going to be living in Manhattan because of the cost. I'm looking into Staten Island in particular or Brooklyn so i'm not sure how easy it would be without a car.
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Old 12-30-2007, 08:25 PM
 
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Have you considered getting a monthly parking space in NJ and just leaving your car there? I am sure you will rarely need your car in Manhattan, if you do, you can just drive straight from Jersey back to Manhattan. You can get monthly parking at one of the cheaper PATH Stations (Journal Square, Newark or Harrison) and just drive to your office in NJ from there. It will range from $120 - $180 per month, which is way cheaper than a space in Manhattan. Plus you won't have to pay the toll every day, just your daily PATH fare. I was in your same position a year ago (wanting the amenities of NY, but work in NJ a good portion of the time). I chose to live in NJ and I regret it. I will be moving into the city when my lease is up, and this is one of the options I came up with. Good luck!
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