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Old 08-29-2009, 08:53 AM
 
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Hi there. I'm looking to move into the Manhasset/Port Washington Area soon for a new job at North Shore Hospital and was wondering: how much of a chore will it be to live without a car for a while? I'll basically just be commuting between Port Washington and the hospital on weekdays, maybe a trip to the city on weekends, so I was hoping I might be able to get by via bus and train for a bit. Has anyone out there done this and how is it? Thanks very much.
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Old 08-29-2009, 09:14 AM
 
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Hi there. I'm looking to move into the Manhasset/Port Washington Area soon for a new job at North Shore Hospital and was wondering: how much of a chore will it be to live without a car for a while? I'll basically just be commuting between Port Washington and the hospital on weekdays, maybe a trip to the city on weekends, so I was hoping I might be able to get by via bus and train for a bit. Has anyone out there done this and how is it? Thanks very much.
very difficult to not have a car on LI. It is doable, but frustrating.
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Old 08-29-2009, 09:38 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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You'd have to take the train from Port to Manhasset (a couple of stops) and either walk or cab it to the hospital. I guess if you really enjoy walking it's doable, but it's not exactly a scenic walk and it's very hilly around there. You'd also have to work around the train schedule.

Long Island is not a friendly place to be without a car.
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Old 08-29-2009, 11:57 AM
 
Location: Westbury,NY
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Weekends are tougher because the bus doesn't run as often, and you'd need 3 buses to get to the hospital, 2 if you dont mind walking from Northern Blvd (its about a mile).
You would be much better off living in Great Neck Plaza as it's one bus (N25). Try looking into moving to Great Neck area instead, alot of North Shore resident doctors live there (if they cant get housing on campus), esp around the train station.
Port is nice but it is more isolated, so Great Neck is a better choice.
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