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Old 10-13-2015, 03:55 AM
 
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I am moving to New York by December 1 for a job based out of Lindenhurst, however I have an opportunity to move to Brooklyn with a friend from college. I'm 25 and want to fully experience the city lifestyle, but I am curious as to what I should expect for the commute to Lindenhurst every day. Most days I will need to be there by 7:30am, other days I may need to arrive by 9:30, so it varies.

I am bringing my car so I have the option of using the transit system or driving. My roommate and I are looking in the Bushwick/Bed Stuy areas. Any suggestions or tips on the best way and times to commute from Brooklyn to Lindenhurst are greatly appreciated!
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Old 10-13-2015, 07:42 AM
 
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If you drive it should be about 30-40 minutes without traffic. Going east in the morning shouldn't be too bad. Coming back west in the PM is a roll of the dice.

The LIRR does stop right by Wellwood Avenue in Lindenhurst but if you're not close by, it's not a real walkable neighborhood. There are LI yellow cabs available at the station but if you go that route plus LI RR pass, it will get expensive quickly.
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Old 10-13-2015, 08:08 AM
 
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I commute from Brooklyn to around the 5 towns area on LI every morning. 30-40 mins is how long it takes me without traffic, so add another 20-25 for Lindenhurst, honestly. Traffic is pretty decent mornings, but afternoons are quite bad, it takes me an hour to get back, and that's with me living very close to the belt parkway in Brooklyn.

You really will need to drive to work, LIRR commutes really only work in peak directions (Long Island to NYC), where you park-and-ride. Reverse commutes like this would take over 2 hours on LIRR.
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Old 10-13-2015, 10:14 AM
 
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Driving is clearly the best option, but I don't see how you will get the whole city lifestyle and experience coming here and working in a bedroom community. Your only time to experience Brooklyn will be your days off once you factor in the commute. You may want to look for a different job.
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