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Old 07-20-2009, 12:07 PM
 
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I have recently gotten a job out on Long Island. My Fiance is getting an apartment in Manhattan (Silver Towers). How long of drive would it be going to Centereach Long Island in morning (7 a.m.) and coming back in (5 p.m.)? I am basically just wondering if I would be able to do it in the mapquest/googlemaps time of 1 hour and 20 minutes?
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Old 07-20-2009, 01:47 PM
 
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You can probably do it in 1 hr and 20 min if there is no traffic. That's a tough commute though! Going to work might not be too bad if theres no accidents, 7am is still early. Coming home is a different story, right during rush hour and you have to drive back into the city? Can you take the LIRR instead?
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Old 07-20-2009, 01:54 PM
 
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yea mapquest is usually accurate up to 10-15 mins w/o traffic.
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Old 07-20-2009, 03:02 PM
 
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This sounds like a horrible commute to be honest. The LIE can be brutal.
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Old 07-20-2009, 03:17 PM
 
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It would probably be better to just move to Brooklyn or Queens than to have to take the Williamsburg Bridge, BQE and LIE every day
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Old 07-20-2009, 04:33 PM
 
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I don't think it should be too bad of a drive because isn't most of the traffic heading out of LI at that time? Not into it.

Personally I hate to drive, and this would wear on me eventually, but different strokes for different folks.
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Old 07-20-2009, 05:38 PM
 
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That drive will get tedious. The 7 a.m. drive will be fine. I don't know where Silver Towers is, but most days it will be less than and hour and 20 minutes from the east side.

Coming home is another story. There is a lot of inter-island commuters, and folks in Queens that work on Long Island. You will be in traffic, pretty much every day. Add 20+ minutes to the commute time.
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Old 07-20-2009, 06:57 PM
 
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Silver Towers is a new development on 42nd, between 11th/12th. She can probably make the drive in about an hour and a half, but what a hassle! I hope the Centereach job is worth it!
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Old 07-20-2009, 07:08 PM
 
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I think LIRR would be better than the drive.
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Old 07-21-2009, 08:16 AM
 
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I don't think it should be too bad of a drive because isn't most of the traffic heading out of LI at that time?
Yes the traffic from LI to the City is worse but there are plenty of cars going to LI. 700am is still early enough where traffic won't be that bad unless there's an accident. Coming home at 5pm will be tough...I've driven from Suffolk to the city at that time and I'd say its about a 2 hour commute.
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