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Old 06-02-2010, 10:01 PM
 
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I'm not familiar with the area but I have a job at New Hyde Park and my fiance has a very promising opening in Stamford CT (even if it does not pan out, he has many prospective and promising places around the region). While we are researching places, we feel Flushing or Forest Hills look like good places to live.

Does anyone have insight on how feasible this looks in terms of both of us commuting by car?

I am commuting from Queens to New Hyde Park in the mornings and reverse in the evenings (it seems to be generally against most of the traffic), I am estimating 20 minutes driving. He will be commuting from Queens to Stamford in the mornings and reverse in the evenings (again, seems to be against the general traffic), I estimate about a 45 minute drive.

If anyone has insight or suggestions in terms of my travel time estimates, commuting methods and/or living locations, I'd greatly appreciate it!

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Old 06-02-2010, 10:20 PM
 
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Flushing to New Hyde Park is about 20 mins. This a very good commute.

Flushing to Stamford is $11 in tolls a day and could range from 45 mins to 90 mins. Traffic and construction over the Whitestone or Throgs Neck bridge (both bridges are old and crumbling)and I-95 can be dicey. This is not a good commute and it could be "hell on wheels" at times.

If you want to do this I would live as close as possible to the Cross Island parkway. This will limit commute times/grief for both of yous.
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Old 06-03-2010, 09:48 AM
 
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Flushing to New Hyde Park is about 20 mins. This a very good commute.

Flushing to Stamford is $11 in tolls a day and could range from 45 mins to 90 mins. Traffic and construction over the Whitestone or Throgs Neck bridge (both bridges are old and crumbling)and I-95 can be dicey. This is not a good commute and it could be "hell on wheels" at times.

If you want to do this I would live as close as possible to the Cross Island parkway. This will limit commute times/grief for both of yous.
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Correct. If hes ok with a long, expensive commute, tell him to go for it. When u get a new great job, its exciting at fiirst and you'll do whatever to commute there. but after while, the grind will wear you out and you may start to hate life.
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Old 06-03-2010, 09:52 AM
 
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The trip to Stamford can be absolute hell. I have spent an hour just sitting in traffic to simply get over the bridge from the Cross Island.
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Old 07-01-2010, 11:37 AM
 
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why not just move to Connecticut??
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