Bronck wrote:battlerifle13 wrote:Would it be insane for me to live in Tribeca and commute 35 minutes everyday to school as a 1L? My friends who are working in Time Square and I are looking at a couple compromising options, and Upper West Side looks to be the only viable option. Is this pretty much true? (We also want to live in a more "fun" area but I am not sure how much I am willing to sacrifice in terms of convenience for this)
Not at all. I have friends who live downtown and it works for them. Keep in mind Tribeca is probably going to be expensive as fuck.
Depending on where in Tribeca (Chambers St station as opposed to Franklin St or Canal St), you can catch the 2 express to 96th street and then transfer to the 1 to 116th. The C is also an option, but you'd have to walk through Morningside Park.
The UWS is totally viable as well. Very easy access to TS and MH and there's a lot there.
Thank you very much.
It would be four of us sharing an apartment so the cost is not too much of a concern. I am just worried about the commute. The address is 311 Broadway. I am not sure where that puts it in Tribeca though since I haven't been to NYC in a full decade haha. Clearly for me as a Columbia student, UWS would be preferable to Tribeca because of the shorter commute?