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Old 11-03-2010, 06:40 AM
 
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To those of you commuting to midtown from anywhere in Westchester about 45 minutes train time to Grand Central:

Does anyone park and ride?? I hear some parking lots have a 5 to 7 year waiting list

I've been looking up living places along new haven, harlem and hudson lines 45 min or less from midtown, and it always seems like I find a great place but it's a 25 min walk to the train or if it's closer, the rent is atrocious if it has to be a decent living place.

It's not like I can't afford it, but a bachelor spending 2K+ for a month's rent is appearing sour in my mind. My father will come out of the grave and hit me with a club

Please advise. If there are parking options, I can stay far off from the train.
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Old 11-03-2010, 01:56 PM
 
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I think the years long waiting lists for parking were when the economy was in better shape. There is no wait for resident parking at the Dobbs Ferry lot I know. Not sure about non-resident. I'd just call the towns and see if there is one. I imagine you'll be able to find a lot to park in without much trouble.
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Old 11-04-2010, 02:31 PM
 
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You should be able to find a decent place within walking distance to a Metro North station for under $2K. For example, in White Plains, look into a complex called Fulton Gardens. Address is 25 County Center Rd.

EDIT: Just tried a craigslist search on the above place and nothing came up, which probably means they're full. But it's the kind of place that you an drive up, find the super, and inquire about any vacancies. It's not a fancy place, but very practical.

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Old 11-04-2010, 04:34 PM
 
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What about the apartments on Garth Rd in Eastchester (walk to Scarsdale train) or on E Hartsdale Ave (walk to Hartsdale train)???
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Old 11-05-2010, 07:09 AM
 
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White Plains has a 3yr waiting list for the covered garage, but you can "park and ride" at the county center for $6/day. 35 min express to GCT.
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Old 11-05-2010, 02:21 PM
 
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I agree with hominamad. Park at County Center parking lot and quick walk to the train. I do not commute every day, but when I go to Manhattan, that is what I do.
Also, there is a pay lot at North White Plains west of the tracks. Not sure if it is always available. I am also told that there is no wait at the Harrison station on the New Haven line.
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Old 11-06-2010, 06:48 AM
 
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White Plains has a 3yr waiting list for the covered garage, but you can "park and ride" at the county center for $6/day. 35 min express to GCT.
Do you know if they have a monthly package by any chance?? Let me try googling it. Thanks
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Old 11-06-2010, 06:58 AM
 
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I agree with hominamad. Park at County Center parking lot and quick walk to the train. I do not commute every day, but when I go to Manhattan, that is what I do.
Also, there is a pay lot at North White Plains west of the tracks. Not sure if it is always available. I am also told that there is no wait at the Harrison station on the New Haven line.
Thanks for the tip. I'll try finding this out.
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Old 11-06-2010, 07:02 AM
 
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Thanks for responding guys. Please keep posting I'll be reaching JFK on the 13th and I need to figure things out really fast.

Those scarsdale and hartsdale areas, are they good ones?? I know westchester is great overall. But someone told me "North" White Plains is kind of "low key" and might contain a few criminal elements. Don't wanna get holed up in a bizarre place
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Old 11-06-2010, 10:23 AM
 
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It's important to know what your friend means by North White Plains as there is a North White Plains MNRR station as well, which is a good neighborhood, mostly single-family homes, and most having Valhalla schools. Some parts of White Plains are still transitional, but there are also good, stable communities in the city.

Hartsdale and Scarsdale are fine, but in the Village of Scarsdale, you will pay a premium. Garth Road is fine, but parking can be a problem. There are apartments in Hartsdale that are larger complexes and have parking. The Bronxville P.O. in Yonkers suffers a similar issue, with respect to parking, and while the Village of Bronxville has issues with parking and apartments, there are lots where you can obtain a residential permit as no vehicles are permitted on the street overnight in Bronxville. Adjacent areas of Tuckahoe might also be a good place to look as there are some condominium buildings that have parking. Tarrytown might also be a place where you would find an apartment.
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