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Old 01-07-2014, 10:37 AM
 
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Like the title says, I'm looking to live in Manhattan, but my job takes me around Brooklyn, Queens & Bronx all day. On any given day I will be in any of those areas, sometimes going through all. My office is in Jamaica, however. I'd like to move to Manhattan, but I'm a little concerned about the commute. It would definitely be easier to live in a more central place like LIC, but my friends all live throughout Manhattan and to be honest, I'd like living there more than any of the places I just mentioned.

Ideally I'd like to live in the West Village but I was thinking of living somewhere close to the bridges so I could get out "easily". I'm worried about traffic in the mornings.

I usually leave for work around 9-10 AM, and I was thinking of getting a place in the LES or East Village so I can be close to the Williamsburg (for when I work in BK) and take the FDR if I need to go the the Bronx? I'd have to get monthly parking, so that'll be another $400 a month... And the LES is... So noisy... Maybe I should get a place next to the Queensboro?

I suppose another option would be to get an apartment in the West Village and leave my car in a lot by LIC. I could just take the F train every day to LIC and drive out from there...

I know I'm kind of all over the place right now, just wanted to know if anyone had any opinions or experiences doing such a thing. Thanks for any advice.
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Old 01-07-2014, 04:21 PM
 
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Like the title says, I'm looking to live in Manhattan, but my job takes me around Brooklyn, Queens & Bronx all day. On any given day I will be in any of those areas, sometimes going through all. My office is in Jamaica, however. I'd like to move to Manhattan, but I'm a little concerned about the commute. It would definitely be easier to live in a more central place like LIC, but my friends all live throughout Manhattan and to be honest, I'd like living there more than any of the places I just mentioned.

Ideally I'd like to live in the West Village but I was thinking of living somewhere close to the bridges so I could get out "easily". I'm worried about traffic in the mornings.

I usually leave for work around 9-10 AM, and I was thinking of getting a place in the LES or East Village so I can be close to the Williamsburg (for when I work in BK) and take the FDR if I need to go the the Bronx? I'd have to get monthly parking, so that'll be another $400 a month... And the LES is... So noisy... Maybe I should get a place next to the Queensboro?

I suppose another option would be to get an apartment in the West Village and leave my car in a lot by LIC. I could just take the F train every day to LIC and drive out from there...

I know I'm kind of all over the place right now, just wanted to know if anyone had any opinions or experiences doing such a thing. Thanks for any advice.

You nailed it (the problem that is) if you need a car for work and it sounds like you do the you lose a lot of the advantage of living in the city. I would look in Brooklyn if I were you. Easier to park and easier to get to the outer Boroughs . If you have to take your car out every day then you still will have to garage it but lots of Brooklyn gives you good subway access to Manhattan for fun and games
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