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Old 04-22-2010, 10:26 AM
 
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I commute from Pearl River NY to Midtown. It really isn't as bad as everyone makes it out. I get a seat in the morning and and read my book in peace. It takes me about an hour and a half (that includes walking from Penn to Third and 41st. I would not recommend the Tappen Zee in the morning. My commute home is shorter because I can take the express train home from Secacus. Pearl River is the first stop. I admit it is not a great commute but once you get settled its fine. I am so used to it now- and this is coming from someone who commuted 20 minutes door to door up until two years ago! Bus is also an option.
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Old 04-23-2010, 07:40 PM
 
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I commute from Pearl River NY to Midtown. It really isn't as bad as everyone makes it out. I get a seat in the morning and and read my book in peace. It takes me about an hour and a half (that includes walking from Penn to Third and 41st. I would not recommend the Tappen Zee in the morning. My commute home is shorter because I can take the express train home from Secacus. Pearl River is the first stop. I admit it is not a great commute but once you get settled its fine. I am so used to it now- and this is coming from someone who commuted 20 minutes door to door up until two years ago! Bus is also an option.
Also, what about Suffern, which has train service? Same with Nanuet..... http://atisweb.njtransit.com/sf_trai...dules_map.html

From Nyack, what about crossing the Hudson and catching a train in Tarrytown, Irvington or Philipse Manor? http://www.mta.info/mnr/html/mnrmap.htm
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Old 04-26-2010, 04:56 PM
 
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Bus is also an option.
One Friday before Memorial day I left work at 4:00 and got home at 8:00 on the ole Red and Tan.
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Old 02-06-2011, 07:42 AM
 
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I have a friend who does home theraphy with Autistic kids in NJ, rockland and Westchester and I have heard her say that NJ has amazing services for special needs kids and that many families move there because of this. I grew up in Rockland and my husband and I are looking for a house in Westchester because of the commute. I would absolutely love to be in Rockland - more grounded, less peteniousness. Neighboring Bergan County as an equally horrible commute. There are parts of NJ such as the Oranges, which have a half hour commute to Penn and I believe the taxes would be less than Westchester.
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Old 02-08-2011, 07:19 PM
 
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Thanks! We ended up buying in N. Westchester Cortlandt Manor- and we could not be happier. Very laid back, friendly people, great communities. We already have many connections and friends. We're working with the local school district right now BUT there is a groovy school that is working on expanding beyond 1st grade (The Garden Road) that we are considering. It's a fabulous school for all kids and kids with sensory stuff like mine. I highly recommend it to anyone nearby...

(Jersey didn't end up working as my husband's in Midtown so Grand Central is much better than Penn for a train station.)

Anyway, thanks for all the advice everyone. We're happily settled in N. Westchester and would recommend it to anyone in a similar situation
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