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Old 08-04-2012, 08:56 AM
 
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This is a recurring post/query for people not familiar with the area,
so here is a thread dedicated to this issue.


jennm1214
I am moving to Manhattan but working in New Rochelle. I wanted to take the train to NR and have my car parked there full time to use when I'm in the area. Is there overnight parking available? Can I rent a parking spot by month or year?


BAJAN246
You better off living in New Rochelle or westchester county. Its a perry nice neighborhood. and its cheaper that living in Manhattan by far.


ShouldHaveLeft_914
DO NOT live in Westchester if you are single.
DO NOT live in Westchester if you don't have an established set of close friends.



Easy Dick

Why do you say that?


ShouldHaveLeft_914
Why? It's sort of obvious. There are no venues for unmarried people to naturally meet each other outside of match.com (yukkkk!) and meetup.com (laaaaaaame). The bars are either dead or just suck. None are conducive to meeting a new person. Also, most singles are middle aged here (40s and 50s divorced, etc) If you don't have established friends from growing up in Westchester, it's very rare to make true friendships beyond "co-worker happy hour". And for the people that grew up here, the attractive, ambitious, and employed people generally move to NYC as soon as they can, and never look back. But, if you want to date au pairs, frumpy "cougars", or college kids, have at it !


kletter1mann
This is absolutely true, though obviously it's a generalization. I've studied the demographics closely for business reasons. The demographic profile of the post-college age single in Westchester is sharply different from, say, NYC (Manhattan, Bk etc) or Stamford area. Those with higher education &/or income potential do tend to leave. Those that don't tend to be less educated, more blue collar, lower income than their counterparts that left. Of course we're talking averages here. Nothing is absolute and there are certainly exceptions. But the profile is as stated.
Doubters can easily check for themselves. Scope out the bar scene on Mclaine Ave in Yonkers or White Plains. Then do the same anywhere in NYC, Stamford or SoNo.


ShouldHaveLeft_914
Yes, they are world's apart. As you stated, there are many shades of grey, but in general: Winners leave. Losers stay. No one with an Ivy league degree sticks around a dating scene filled with cops and Con Ed workers. All ESPN proles no different than any hick town area.


kletter1mann
Involves the siting of businesses focused on that age demographic as well as affluent young families. There's no report on it, I did the research myself from census data. there's tons of info for anybody willing to sort through it.
The bottom line is that in Westchester it's cops, Con Ed workers and live-at-home guidos as you well know. In Fairfield it's knowledge workers in finance, insurance, consulting etc. Apart from the platinum mile in White Plains and the Rt corridor 119 in Tarrytown and the few corp HQ's, Westchester has no significant white collar employer base. Families are a different story, obviously, there's lots of money, education and achievement. No surprises there.
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Old 08-04-2012, 11:30 AM
 
Location: The Present
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why not just leave then instead of making a bitter post, not everyone under 45 has the same reality as you.
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Old 08-04-2012, 04:51 PM
 
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Meh. I pretty much agree with the sentiment, but yeah it comes across as super bitter and elitist, especially given the seeming single purpose of the account. Some people are going to happily be a part of a blue collar dating scene and that's fine.

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No one with an Ivy league degree sticks around a dating scene filled with cops and Con Ed workers
Interestingly enough, I recently broke up with my employed Ivy League educated GF who lives in Westchester (because I'm done with the East Coast for good). We'll see if she holds true to the maxim and moves to the city, a little trickier for her because her job requires a car, even though it's in NYC.
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Old 08-06-2012, 06:34 AM
 
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Why are you don't with the East Coast for good?
What does she do for a living?

If her job is in NYC, there is virtually no chance she'll stay in 914.
The only factors are
1) her age, and
2) how much she weighs and
3) what sort of roots she's planted in 914.

The car is moot, even if she can't afford a garage, she'll opt to drive around 1 hour a day to park on the street if that means living and dating in NYC.
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Old 08-07-2012, 06:12 PM
 
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Nothing to do if you're under 45? Go around the different neighborhoods on weekends, especially during the summer and you'll spot not a few attractive women in the 15 to 22 age bracket going about their business in Bronxville, Scarsdale and Larchmont town centers. You just need to know how to talk them into a conversation and ultimately into something more. For example, if you see someone interesting buying a bagel in Lange's, ask her what spread she recommends. If you know how to start a conversation in a bar, you can do it here. 30s - 35s tend to be young moms but you could pretty much follow the same procedure.
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Old 08-11-2012, 05:06 PM
 
Location: Østenfor sol og vestenfor måne
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So, if you are single in Westchester you can't take advantage of the singles scene in Manhattan just a dozen miles away? Damn you Bloomberg!
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Old 08-13-2012, 11:03 AM
 
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What about this?
Sex in the suburbs! Big Apple gals in reverse commute for love - NYPOST.com

This says girls from Manhattan are heading to Westchester or CT to meet people...
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Old 10-01-2012, 05:59 PM
 
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This thread made me laugh... and then want to cry. I make decent money, and will be moving from Los Angeles to NY. Working in Tarrytown, and looking for affordable rentals (let's say 1300 for a nice studio?), but looking also for a fair commute and a singles scene.

Where would I live?

Thanks much!
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Old 10-01-2012, 08:15 PM
 
Location: East Millcreek
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Originally Posted by zara-13 View Post
This thread made me laugh... and then want to cry. I make decent money, and will be moving from Los Angeles to NY. Working in Tarrytown, and looking for affordable rentals (let's say 1300 for a nice studio?), but looking also for a fair commute and a singles scene.

Where would I live?

Thanks much!
First: ignore the OP. he seems to have been damaged in some way.
Second: White Plains. Lots of young people. Also consider a reverse commute from NYC. I worked in Tarrytown for years and lots of young people did it.
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Old 10-02-2012, 04:48 AM
 
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Kletter is correct, even though he contradicts himself. Live in NYC. There is no singles scene in suburbia to speak of. Do not live in White Plains unless you want to date uneducated Proles on Match.com.
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