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Old 07-31-2008, 08:15 PM
 
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Hey,

I'll be moving to somewhere in the general NYC area, as yet undetermined. My job will take me mostly to a place near Secaucus NJ, but occasionally to sites in Manhattan.

My question is this, is it possible (plausible?) to live on Manhattan and commute to NJ during typical hours? Somewhere from 7-9am to 3-5pm? Or will that be a complete nightmare?

Any info would be appreciated. Also any recommendations for places to live (be in Manhattan or elsewhere, strongly prefer city living) would be great. My rent range would extend up to about $2500 myself, with the possibility of a roommate. Looking for a good place for a single 25 year old guy.

Thanks
Andy
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Old 07-31-2008, 08:19 PM
 
Location: Queens
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Hey, my name's also Andy. What's good?

Anyway, for a few months my dad commuted from New Hyde Park, LI to Jersey City every day by train (was a nightmare, it was for a temp job though), so to secaucus from Manhattan is definitely plausible.
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Old 07-31-2008, 09:29 PM
 
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Secaucus is a pretty easy commute, both directions. By car, it can be a bit of a pain in the neck, since the tunnels can have delays, but from Manhattan, you have a variety of transportation options to get there, and it's relatively quick.
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Old 08-01-2008, 12:58 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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The outbound commute is supposed to be easier than the inbound commute. Although I think that if you're going to use the George Washington Bridge, you shouldn't have high expectations during rush hour--in either direction.
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Old 08-01-2008, 03:45 AM
 
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If your job in NJ is near a station it will be easy. If it's not, well, you're in a tight spot--aside from the stress of driving, how are you going to afford to insure and park your car?
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Old 08-03-2008, 12:53 PM
 
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I just called my insurance company and for manhattan my insurance only goes up about $400 a year (just a quote since I don't have an exact address) and for hoboken NJ....my insurance would be double what it is in NYC. Seems kind of backwards to me, but apparently NJ has a bunch of extra requirements, something about liability to sue people...I don't know. Guess I'll have to check out exactly where I'll be working compared to train stations and what not.
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Old 08-03-2008, 01:06 PM
 
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Yeah, totally depends on where exactly you need to go in New Jersey. The Secaucus NJ Transit station itself is mainly a transfer station and as far as I know there's very little within walking distance of it (buses take you into the town of Secaucus). It is very close to Manhattan, but a fairly suburban area. Jersey City, Hoboken, and Newark on the other hand are very walkable and transit-accessible from NYC on the PATH train.
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