lsacqueen wrote:JamMasterJ wrote:trains in NY are all bad at night or on weekends, but yeah it's definitely more pronounced between the boroughs than just uptown/downtown. Also, if you're desperate and its 4am, you can get from the Village to the Upper East/West side for 15 bucks in a cab, which, although not a great thing to do regularly, is a bit better than doing the same thing to BK.
On the commute in general, there is definitely a downside. For instance, I don't go down for free pizza or as many extracurricular things as I otherwise would, but if you have your own life going on outside of LS, it's not bad at all. And it's definitely not bad enough to be a disruption with regard to class. I haven't missed any classes this semester.
Are trains just bad late-night or like 8pm and later? I'm not from NYC, and know pretty much no one, so I would prefer to be closer to the LS my first year for social reasons. On the other hand, if you think the commute isn't a big disruption for class or during the day, that's also something to consider. I need to rent an affordable apartment and that's not looking likely in the city.
think more like midnight. I'm usually not commuting in the block between 11-1 or so, but it seems before that block trains are fine, and after they get spotty.