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Re: When do you leave a job you love and move for more money?
« Reply #50 on: September 28, 2015, 02:22:04 PM »
You could say the same about Queens or the Bronx or Bed-Stuy or Bushwick or.... etc. Plus a lot of people don't entertain at home much (I never do). PATH runs to Hoboken every 10-12 minutes most of the time and is a shorter commute from downtown than Harlem or Washington Heights or most of Brooklyn. I don't really get the "inconvenience" factor.

Everyone has to find their balance between a short commute, a neighborhood they enjoy, and price. In some cities, you can have it all. But price in NYC can be absolutely outrageous, so unless you're willing and able to spend a ton of cash, you will have to make some compromises - roommates, a longer commute, a less desirable neighborhood, low savings rates, etc.

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Re: When do you leave a job you love and move for more money?
« Reply #51 on: September 28, 2015, 03:36:19 PM »
My husband will be working from home (at least until he gets a new job, which he doesn't need) and was thinking that the amenities and the nice LEED certified brand new construction would be a better environment that a small flat in Brooklyn. We can't afford Manhattan -- from what I have found.
Also, if you want to get out of the house, the apartment complex has amazing recreational rooms, activities, pools, theatre...etc. So you can do things without spending money. Also, Manhattan is close by, and hoboken is a cool city.

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Re: When do you leave a job you love and move for more money?
« Reply #52 on: September 28, 2015, 03:45:33 PM »
You could say the same about Queens or the Bronx or Bed-Stuy or Bushwick or.... etc. Plus a lot of people don't entertain at home much (I never do).

Agreed! I'm certainly not advocating living in the Bronx, or Staten Island, although plenty of people are willing to visit me in Queens. I was thinking of convenience for going out in Brooklyn, or possibly missing the last train (if you're on a line that ends, don't know about Hoboken). And I know many people don't have guests over, I just wanted to point that out in case abo and co. do.

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Re: When do you leave a job you love and move for more money?
« Reply #53 on: September 28, 2015, 04:11:59 PM »
I love you Vee, let's never fight again, ok?
You got it!

Besides, I should stop talking up Hoboken 'cause I might move there in a couple of years and I don't want you guys buying up all the good deals before I get there. :-)

ETA: I had a hilarious half-drunk conversation with a friend about Queens... it was his birthday and I happened to run into him somewhere and took him out for cocktails (another friend was bartending at a fancy cocktail bar in the LES that night, score!). He was getting texts from some girl that was into him, she wanted him to come over for some birthday fun, and he was having to weigh the near-certainty of birthday sex with having to actually go to Queens. I believe he ended up going home alone because going to Queens at 10PM seemed like such a drag... ouch. Score one for living in Manhattan.
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Re: When do you leave a job you love and move for more money?
« Reply #54 on: September 28, 2015, 04:25:55 PM »
I love you Vee, let's never fight again, ok?
You got it!

I gave her my heart, and she gave me... "you got it"...

Where was this girl? Flushing I understand, but if it's LIC, he doesn't DESERVE birthday sex!

Um. Carry on, abo. I know people who are happy in Hoboken, so have at it. If you hate it, move in a year, no biggie.

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Re: When do you leave a job you love and move for more money?
« Reply #55 on: September 28, 2015, 05:28:24 PM »
I do not remember what neighborhood in Queens it was, if he ever told me. I've actually never been to Queens, so it wouldn't have meant much to me if he had.

I gave her my heart, and she gave me... "you got it"...

Oh shit!

Um, by "it" I meant my heart. You've got my heart. Also. As I have yours, apparently. OK? OK. Glad we got that sorted out!

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Re: When do you leave a job you love and move for more money?
« Reply #56 on: September 30, 2015, 10:10:01 PM »
We choose to move just North of Weehawken.

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Re: When do you leave a job you love and move for more money?
« Reply #57 on: October 01, 2015, 10:39:47 AM »

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Re: When do you leave a job you love and move for more money?
« Reply #58 on: October 02, 2015, 11:25:42 AM »
I will walk .3 miles to bus stop, take the bus to the bus station then walk 1 mile to work. I do not think it will be too bad. It seems to average 30-45 minutes.

I also think the 2 mile walk a day will be great, to stretch the legs and get a little exercise.

Plus, everything comes with a commute. At least I only have to be on the bus for about 3 miles.

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Re: When do you leave a job you love and move for more money?
« Reply #59 on: October 02, 2015, 11:29:00 AM »
I could take the ferry as well!

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Re: When do you leave a job you love and move for more money?
« Reply #60 on: October 02, 2015, 11:31:46 AM »
I have a colleague in Weehawken--she loves it! Welcome to the area :)

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Re: When do you leave a job you love and move for more money?
« Reply #61 on: October 02, 2015, 12:30:01 PM »
I have friends that live there and one of them has a very similar commute... maybe you'll meet her on the bus ;-)

Before I moved to NYC I lived 1 mile from work and frequently walked it (there was also a bus running along my route so I could do that in bad weather or if I was running late). I miss having the built-in walk, I'm 4+ miles from work now and I take the subway.