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Old 11-18-2009, 11:35 AM
 
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My wife and I will be moving to the NYC area. We'd love to live in the financial district area of Manhattan. We've been able to find some apartments there for similar prices to Hoboken, New Jersey. However, the glitch is that I'll be working around the Newark, New Jersey, airport. I usually go to work about 06:30 each day. Since we're not from the area, we were wondering if it would be feasable to be able to live in Manhattan and make this commute each day, or would we be better off living in Hoboken and not having to mess with the tunnels and parking obstacles we'd face in manhattan.
thanks in advance for any thoughts you can provide.
thanks!
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Old 11-18-2009, 11:43 AM
 
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You will have a VERY long commute in the morning. Although you'd be going against traffic .. you never know what types of obstacles you would be facing in the morning! I would suggest Hoboken because:

A. you can take the PATH right into Manhattan and it brings you pretty far downtown and it only takes about 15 or 20 min.
B. there is public transportation to Newark! I think the train may bring you directly to the airport but I would check NJtransit's website before you take my word for it!
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Old 11-18-2009, 11:50 AM
 
Location: Upper East, NY
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To park in FiDi would be hundreds per month unless you try to get lucky on the streets. Commuting in at night via the Holland Tunnel is probably going to raise your blood pressure on many if not most days. At $8 a day, the Holland Tunnel will also cost you over $150 a month. Presuming you have to have a car to get to work, I'd say go with Hoboken and use PATH when you need Manhattan life.
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Old 11-18-2009, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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If you take the PATH line to Newark, which you can pick up at the World Trade Center station in lower Manhattan, I believe there's a connecting line from Newark to the airport.
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Old 11-18-2009, 01:04 PM
 
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Coming home from Newark in the evening, if you're driving, is HORRIBLE.
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Old 11-18-2009, 01:11 PM
 
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Thanks so much all. I appreciate it!
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