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Old 06-24-2007, 05:44 AM
 
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I currently live in rural western PA and have a job offer in NYC. Coming from a small town my biggest concerns are related to safety. Can anyone offer information regarding the safety of traveling from Connecticut (I am looking at somewhere in or around Stamford) to NYC? The company I am working for is on the Avenue of Americas. I am assuming the most sensible route is Metro North to Grand Central and then walking from the station to work. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 06-24-2007, 01:37 PM
 
Location: Ridgefield, CT
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Default commuting safety

You have the general idea...Where on 6th Avenue? When I commuted,
I walked from GCT to 54th and 6th, and to 48 and 3rd...If you are traveling during normal business hours, no problem...just be alert...every so often there is a purse snatching on the street...if the weather is inclement, you can grab a subway right at GCT...AFTER NORMAL HOURS...grab a cab...
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Old 06-24-2007, 02:38 PM
 
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Faster than a cab are the subways. You can get crosstown on the shuttle in a couple of minutes. It's a very safe commute, all around.
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Old 06-25-2007, 07:01 AM
 
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Definitely a safe commute. I did it as a fresh out of college female traveling solo daily and never felt unsafe. You certainly will have company in your travels, the train is pretty packed during peak hours! The subway is usually faster and cheaper than a cab and very safe. It is easy enough to take Metro North into Grand Central then pick up whatever subway you need from there.

I lived in NYC for a while and took the subway at all times of the day and night. The only time I took a cab instead was late at night if I wasn't in a group of people. Other than that the subway is a fast and safe way to travel.
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Old 06-25-2007, 11:18 AM
 
Location: ATL & LA
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I live in Stamford, and a large majority of people who live here commute to NYC everyday for work. It's very safe and very reliable. You should have no problems doing it! Plus, it's only 45 mins on the express train to Grand Central Station - can't go wrong!
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Old 06-25-2007, 11:32 AM
 
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Check out some of the Jersey suburbs too. It can never hurt to broaden your choices. The path could be a viable option for you.
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Old 06-26-2007, 08:19 AM
 
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fairly safe in day light.

not a good idea if it gets too late (past 10:00pm).
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Old 06-27-2007, 09:14 PM
 
Location: Indian Land, SC
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Absolutely safe during the daytime. Only time to worry is later on at night as the trains get emptier.
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Old 06-28-2007, 08:41 AM
 
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I commuted from Norwalk to NYC for 2 years. I took late trains plenty of times, and I never felt unsafe.
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Old 07-06-2007, 02:57 PM
 
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I will work on 26 Federal Plaza. Any suggestion to live in with my twins and wife?
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