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Old 08-07-2015, 11:46 AM
Location: East Millcreek
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Originally Posted by SteveC1024 View Post
I agree completely. Try making a few "dry runs" of the commute from Pawling to Manhattan before you decide to move, and you might quickly change your mind about Pawling. Whether you commute by car or by train, you're looking at a minimum of 2 hours, door to door, each way, in the best case scenario.
FWIW I have a staffer that lives in Pawling and commutes daily to New Rochelle, virtually all highway. It never takes her less than 1:15. Add time for less than perfect weather. 3 hours isn't uncommon in winter weather. And that's just to New Rochelle. Long term it's not sustainable and she's looking for something closer but YMMV.
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Old 08-10-2015, 02:54 PM
Location: Westchester, NY
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Originally Posted by six50joe View Post
According to the MTA schedule, Pawling to GCT ranges from 1 hr 55 mins to 2 hr 47 mins, which is longer than I'd originally thought it would be. I can't imagine the trailways bus would be shorter than that, especially during rush hour.

That's insane! God Bless you if you're capable of dealing with that commute everyday. I sure couldn't do it.
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Old 08-17-2015, 08:47 PM
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Stop, just stop.

Idiotic commute unless you can't afford Westchester.
Dutchess County gets very rural and very very blue collar.
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Old 09-03-2015, 08:05 PM
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If you're going to live in Pawling, you're better off driving to Southeast for more train options (maybe a 15-20 minute drive, but traffic could be a pain in the morning rush). Pawling is on the "upper Harlem" division which means not as many thru trains and a transfer at Southeast, hence the huge range of train durations. I grew up in Brewster and the train time from Southeast is easily 80 - 90 minutes just to get to midtown. My trek to work to the Upper East Side of NYC from my current location in White Plains is 1 hour 25 minutes door to door, even with Metro-North only taking 35-40 minutes. Think wisely about the commute - it's a drain.
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