bigkahuna2020 wrote:Astoria is at least a 30 minute commute, and probably longer is you don't live on top of the Astoria Blvd Station. The walk from the N (Q does run until 59th) is pretty damned long. 62nd is certainly the UWS, Hells Kitchen stops at 59th. Washington Heights would not be an "hour ride" to 66th on the 1-this is just simply false. Not to mention the express doesn't start running until 96th anyway (unless you take the A, which cuts the commute to less than 25 minutes including the walk)
Don't get me wrong, I would move to Astoria in a BLINK if I wasn't moving from the city in a few months, but not if I had to get west of the park.
The commute from Astoria all the way to the East Village is 30 minutes. It doesn't take that long to get to Fordham. I'm not sure what walk from the N you're referring to, but it's only 6 blocks from 57th/7th to Fordham. (Sidenote, the Q runs into Queens now.) Also, Astoria Blvd. is pretty deep into Astoria. She could be living a lot closer, to both the city and the train, and still save on rent (though the commute from Ditmars or Astoria Blvd. still wouldn't be bad). And lol, yes I realize that 62nd is technically the UWS. My point was that trying to get 3 blocks uptown from the very bottom of the park is not the same as trying to get to 96th and Amsterdam, in which case yes, coming from Queens does suck.
I've never been able to get from Lincoln Center to Wash Heights in 30 minutes in the middle of the night. However, if you say it can be done, I won't argue the point. Regardless, I'm not saying that Wash Heights isn't a viable option. I was just suggesting an alternative.