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Old 09-25-2015, 07:50 PM
 
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I currently live in Ridgewood, NJ and although I would love to stay here, I might have to consider a move to stay sane. I am being highly considered for a teaching position at a charter school located on 103rd Street, between 2nd and 3rd ave. My commute came up during the second interview. I've interviewed during non-peak hours and I've driven so I haven't yet faced the full brunt of morning or afternoon rush hour. Ideally, I would like to keep my commute under an hour and keep in mind I will be on a new teacher salary! Any advice on towns/methods of transportation would highly be appreciated. Thanks so much.
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Old 09-25-2015, 08:06 PM
 
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Do a test run of your morning and afternoon commute so you get a better idea of what you're up against. If you really like where you currently live it doesn't seem like that bad of a commute, but it'll be more than one hour. If I were you I'd take a good look at the Bronx and take the subway in. The Bronx is huge and there are really beautiful places there - just stick to the 4,5,6 line.
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Old 09-25-2015, 10:55 PM
 
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You can take the #175 bus from Ridgewood to the GWB Bus Terminal, and then take the M98 bus. The #175 uses the HOV lane, but the M98 bus doesn't.

What you can do is look at Google Transit and see the traffic on that day. If it's flowing freely, take the M98. If not, go downstairs and take the (A) train to 125th Street, and then either take the M101 directly to the school, or take the (B) or (C) to 96th Street and then take the M106 bus.

Unfortunately, the problem is that the bus station is on the west side of Manhattan, while the school is on the East Side, which makes it more difficult and requires extra transfers.

I agree that you should look into moving into The Bronx to ease the commute.
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