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Old 01-21-2007, 03:56 PM
 
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I am entertaining an employment opportunity that would require me to work in Kearny, NJ a few times a month. Most of the other times I would be working in midtown (Convention Center, Marriott Marquis). I really want to take the opportunity to live in NYC and all the city has to offer, however I have a car and will be relocating from DC in a short period of time. I would prefer not to live in NJ. Wanted some ideas of a good reverse commute to NJ, as well as a decent commute to midtown. I am considering Harlem due to the culture and rent prices. All advice is welcome.

Sidebar - Would it be unreasonable to commute from Brooklyn Heights to Kearny, New Jersey by car?
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Old 01-21-2007, 04:04 PM
 
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You can commute to NJ from Brooklyn by the Verrazano-Narrows bridge. Actually it is easier than going into Manhattan for the tunnels (Lincoln and/or Holland). It is costly but far less traffic.

Here's a link to the bridge info.

http://www.mta.info/bandt/html/veraz.htm (broken link)

You are also more likely to be able to have a car in Brooklyn than Manhattan (including Harlem), although alternate side of the street parking is city-wide.

Driving to the Convention Center or anywhere in Midtown can be a killer although I did it regularly from Brooklyn and put the car in a garage. It served some purposes for me that doesn't always work for others.

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I am entertaining an employment opportunity that would require me to work in Kearny, NJ a few times a month. Most of the other times I would be working in midtown (Convention Center, Marriott Marquis). I really want to take the opportunity to live in NYC and all the city has to offer, however I have a car and will be relocating from DC in a short period of time. I would prefer not to live in NJ. Wanted some ideas of a good reverse commute to NJ, as well as a decent commute to midtown. I am considering Harlem due to the culture and rent prices. All advice is welcome.

Sidebar - Would it be unreasonable to commute from Brooklyn Heights to Kearny, New Jersey by car?
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Old 01-21-2007, 04:32 PM
 
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This was very helpful. I know that I can get to the convention center via subway. Eliminating the whole car into midtown situation. I would prefer to only use the car when going out of town, or into Jersey.
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Old 01-21-2007, 04:54 PM
 
Location: Journey's End
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You might find this site helpful if you decide on Brooklyn

http://www.smalltownbrooklyn.com/index.html

I used it all the time when I lived in Brooklyn and it includes some neighbourhoods you may not be familiar with.

Good luck!
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