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Old 03-17-2007, 05:34 PM
 
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Default Driving from Brooklyn to Bronx??

I am moving to NY soon. I would love to live in Brooklyn, but I will be working in the Bronx. I can't do the hour commute. Is driving, during rush hour, from Brooklyn to the Bronx a possibility? Does anyone know how long that commute is? And how awful the traffic is?
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Old 03-17-2007, 05:45 PM
 
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It involves going to up the FDR. Depending on traffic it may take 30 min- 1hour (also depending where you live and work).
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Old 03-18-2007, 06:39 AM
 
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It won't be easy...you can go through Queens and across the Whitestone or Throgs Neck bridge. But, as the crow flies, through Manhattan is possibly more direct. All in all, WHY do you have to live in Brooklyn? The only place more inconvenient would be Staten Island....You might do much better living in Westchester County somewhere. That way your car (I'm assuming you're bringing a car, although in NYC it's more a nuisance than it's worth) won't end up with lots of tickets or incurring a huge parking bill every month...
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Old 03-18-2007, 06:52 AM
 
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You would probably become very frustrated with the drive. It can be a breeze and under 30 minutes, or a nightmare and well over an hour drive.

I've driven it on several occasions and always gave myself enough time to get trapped in traffic.
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Old 03-18-2007, 09:52 AM
 
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why dont you just take the 3 or the 4 or the D or alot of other trains that run from Brooklyn into The Bronx. Its more convienient and will be a shorter commute. Driving is going to be a nightmare.
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Old 03-18-2007, 09:52 AM
 
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There are neighborhoods in the Bronx and upper Manhattan that are comparable to neighborhoods in Brooklyn. Why not try to live closer to work?
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Old 03-18-2007, 02:01 PM
 
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The subway ride in the morning and evening will be long and probably unpleasant. Trains are crowded, and hot, and they get stuck a lot, especially in the rush hours.

Vehicle traffic is also nightmare in the rush hours.

Also, you are adding so much extra time to your workday. An hour commute comes to 10 hours in a week, which is over 40 hours in a month. And your commute to the Bronx would probably be longer, especially if you have to use more than one train. Wouldn't you rather use all that time doing something else?

Like others on this thread, I would suggest living closer to your job. If you have to work in the Bronx, you could live in upper Manhattan or in Westchester. You could even live in the Bronx. Alternatively, if you really want to live in Brooklyn, I would suggest working closer to Brooklyn, or in Brooklyn. But that can also be a big commute.

Remember. New York City is huge. It comprises 5 separate counties. By contrast, Westchester is a county that contains 6 cities.

New York City is also very congested. It often takes a long time to get from Point A to Point B, unless Point B is very close.

BTW, I know someone who used to commute from Staten Island to the Bronx. It can be done. But why do something like that if you don't have to?
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Old 03-19-2007, 12:15 PM
 
Location: An overtaxed suburb of NYC
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And how awful the traffic is?
You will last one month, then blow up your car. The congestion is unreal. Don't drive!!
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Old 03-20-2007, 07:08 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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I am moving to NY soon. I would love to live in Brooklyn, but I will be working in the Bronx. I can't do the hour commute. Is driving, during rush hour, from Brooklyn to the Bronx a possibility? Does anyone know how long that commute is? And how awful the traffic is?
During rush hour. Traffic is bad. The FDR, West side Hwy and Cross Bronx Expressway will take some time.
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Old 12-05-2011, 04:58 AM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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I live and work in the bronx. My commute is 20 minutes on the thruway! Un less you are working off hours like 7am-3pm or nights commuting from Brooklyn will be a nightmare. There are nice places in the bronx with parking and it is easy to get here from westchester. I live in Sobro - there are many 2 family houses with parking.
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