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Old 01-03-2008, 11:34 AM
 
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Hello and Happy New Year from a newbie

Can someone tell me specifically what time one would have to leave their house in Middletown to get to midtown Manhattan (Rockefeller Center area) by 9:00am by train? I'm assuming train is faster than bus...I know with the train, I'll have to transfer at Penn Station to get to the east side.

I'm asking about this because I am considering becoming a first-time home owner in Middletown and the commute is a big factor for me. The only good thing about living in Brooklyn (besides the great food) is the convenient door-to-door bus ride between home and work.

Is the bus ride from NJ bad? Someone told me to definitely opt for train. Also, if there is a waiting list for parking at the station and you have to park at a satellite lot, are there times when one is full and you have to drive to another one? I'm worried that I'll spend a lot of time driving around looking for a place to park (a product of living in congested Brooklyn where parking is a rare find).

Thanks in advance for your help.
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Old 01-03-2008, 11:44 AM
 
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You can go to njtransit.org to check out your commute time via bus, train or combo. It's a real neat feature.

My estimate is you'll have a 1.5 to 2 hour commute depending on how close you are to the station and your mode of transit.
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Old 01-03-2008, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Monmouth County, NJ
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I commute from Rt. 36 Middletown area via Academy bus and it takes roughly 1hr. 15 min. with moderate traffic. I too am in Midtown and walk to work (15 min) from PA. But every possible subway is right there. Of course the days that there's major traffic, it can take upwards of 1hr 45 +.

Parking is easy...there are commuter lots up and down 36 and don't know of any wait lists. Middletown residents can get a parking permit for around 80 dollars/year. Good luck!
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Old 01-03-2008, 05:05 PM
 
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If you take the train in Middletown it will take you about an hr. to Penn Station and then you will catch the subway to 50th street about another 15 minutes. In total it is about an hr. and a half ride from Middletown. Catch the 7:10 train. As far as parking you can get a parking permit in Sears parking lot and catch the shutte back and forth to the train station. If there is a wait for the bigger parking lot by the station.

The Academy bus takes much longer the traffic going into Manhattan is heavy also you have accidents and according to the weather you would have to leave earlier in the morning.. Hope this helps.. If you have any other questions feel free to pm me...

I to am a ex Bklyn nite and I do not miss it at all.. I do miss the pizza lol.. Good luck!
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Old 01-04-2008, 09:27 AM
 
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Thank you all for your replies.

How long is the shuttle ride from Sears to the train station? I know where Sears is (on 35 right?) but not sure where it is in relation to the train station.
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