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View Poll Results: How cohesive is the Tri-State compared to the DMV?
More cohesive 1 11.11%
Less cohesive 8 88.89%
Voters: 9. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 09-24-2015, 09:05 AM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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I'm in NJ all the time, as is most of SI as evidenced by the flow of traffic over the bridges every single day and especially on the holidays. Staten Islanders go to NJ for beaches in the summer, not Coney Island or LI, etc.

Anyone who lives in Staten Island and doesn't take advantage of the cheaper gas and sales tax in NJ is either a fool or doesn't own a car. I paid $1.89 for gas yesterday. With the discount we get on the tolls, I'd have saved money even if that was the only reason I had crossed the bridge.

I can honestly say I don't know a single person who doesn't regularly go to NJ to shop, eat, visit people, or whatever else. Bluedog is dead wrong about SI.

As to the poll question, it doesn't make sense. Cohesiveness has nothing to do with the free flow of people back and forth between the areas. That's a much more complicated matter probably better explained via sports fandom than any other single attribute.
Well that would make sense since SI is very different from the rest of NYC.
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Old 09-24-2015, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Unless you commute between states for most people life is not like that at all in this area. As a matter of fact people try to do as much as possible near their place of work or their job.

Myself i'm in westchester occasionally for some shopping (warehouse stores, etc)
So how great of a deterrent/psychological barrier do you find the bridges/tunnels//tolls/traffic into New Jersey to be? Obviously, they are not impenetrable barriers, but would they deter you from checking out a restaurant over tonight?
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Old 09-24-2015, 10:24 AM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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So how great of a deterrent/psychological barrier do you find the bridges/tunnels//tolls/traffic into New Jersey to be? Obviously, they are not impenetrable barriers, but would they deter you from checking out a restaurant over tonight?
I don't mind going to jersey but the bridge on the way back into NYC is a big deterrent. Not so much the cost. The cost is okay but there is usually terrible traffic on the way back into nyc. Also maybe the only thing I used to make an effort to go to Jersey retail wise was ikea but with the Ikea in red hook it's not necessary. I occasionally go over to jersey to meet friends or family.
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Old 09-24-2015, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Staten Island, NY
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How much does gas cost on Staten Island?
Currently $2.65 or so.
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Old 09-24-2015, 11:42 AM
 
Location: Staten Island, NY
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Well that would make sense since SI is very different from the rest of NYC.
Thank god!
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Old 09-24-2015, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Currently $2.65 or so.
So you basically need to buy about 13 gallons of gas to break even.

$2.65 - $1.89 = $0.76

$0.76 x 13 = $9.88

Goethals Bridge Toll (off-peak) = $9.75

Do you drive an SUV or pickup truck?
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Old 09-24-2015, 01:09 PM
 
Location: Staten Island, NY
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SUV.

But with the PA bridge tolls plan I pay $6.00 as long as I cross the bridge 3 times per month, which I always do between family, shopping, entertainment, and just doing random things in NJ instead of NY. Even going upstate I use one of the PA bridges so those trips count also. When I worked in Manhattan it was very easy because I would just come home through NJ one day a week so I could get gas. The trip home was sometimes quicker through NJ even with the gas stop, especially on weekends.
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Old 09-24-2015, 01:26 PM
 
Location: Vinings/Cumberland in the evil county of Cobb
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Tolls and traffic
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