Hey asshole. I live in Hoboken, 6 minutes outside Manhattan and 14 minutes from Midtown (closer than most people in the Boroughs). Also, I've worked full-time in Midtown for over two years, so I believe I have some experience with the area. And my costs aren't the same as someone living in Manhattan? Yes, because I'm not stupid. I don't pay an exorbitant amount to live in a tiny place. I picked a more logical option. No one forces you to live farther beyond your means than you want to. Does that mean I don't have experience with the City? No. And btw that $89 metro card is unlimited. Think you'd pay MUCH less to own a car, insure it and pay to maintain it? You spend 2 hours a day on the subway? Well, then you either live REALLY far away from your school, or you do a lot of lot of other discretionary travel. That's not relevant. If you really hate so much subway time and such high expenses then I would recommend moving to a less expensive option. However, you seem set on leaving, and I'm certainly not going to try to convince you to stay.
Sorry for the ouot of line behavior of mine and JennB's. I was merely trying to give you one view of the city in what i thought was a humoristic tone
. Had no idea some people would take my post so personally. I think living in a city is great, but i would shoot for something a little less extreme than NYC.
Girl, you sure sound hot all mad
I live in Brooklyn, 10 minutes from 14th street Union square manhattan. So I can fairly say "IT'S NOT NO SUBURBS" I buy an unlimited because a daily metrocard would cost 4.50/day 4.50; for 30 days would be 135$. I don't do a lot of discretionary travel by train but it doesn't pay to NOT get an unlimited. I doubt anyone who lives here only travels to school anyway.. SO having said that my school is by Columbus Circle in the uptown area (next to Fordham). It takes 45mins to get to if im lucky. But train DELAYYYYS are an every day thing here so it can stretch into 1hr+ trip easily. I do have a car: insurance under my name is 290$/month(for my age group this is pretty cheap), gas$$, parking-you are lucky if you find it. Park in a lot by my school, its only 14$ all day for students. park in the street (in my case this is out of question unless i want to find my baby missing a side mirror or have a new dent every day) once again, if you can find parking and want to keep going to the meter every 1-2 hours. Also street cleaning. I'm sorry but most people don't live 10 minutes from their school. Most of my friends live in the Bronx, Queens or Brooklyn and their school is in a different borough. Ask any New Yorker what they think of DOT. Or read the newspaper. anyway you can message me if you want make sure to include a picture