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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Roosevelt Island Octagon Residents Move Seeking More Convenient And Less Expensive Place To Live - Decide On Bayonne, New Jersey

The NY Times August 21 The Hunt Column focuses on a couple who moved from the Roosevelt Island Octagon building

 Image Of Octagon NYC

looking for a more convenient and less expensive place to live. According to the NY Times:
... Roosevelt Island began to seem out of the way. “Enjoying New York became something we wanted to do,” Mr. Jackson said. The distance to the city was minimal as the crow flies over the East River, but she had a tedious commute to downtown, where she teaches at Borough of Manhattan Community College.

When they stayed out late, they faced a tiresome trip home, because the Octagon was distant from both subway and tramway. They often emerged from the subway just in time to miss the Red Bus. Their option was to wait 15 minutes for the next bus or to hoof it for 17 minutes to their home.

“The Octagon is gorgeous, and if we could have picked up that place and been closer to the subway, we would have stayed,” Ms. Putman said. “We were so tired of the Red Bus.” ...
So they moved to Bayonne New Jersey.
... “Bayonne has that little bit of suburbia that I was missing,” Ms. Putman said. “We’ve become the people who say, ‘We are going into the city.’”...
Click here for the full NY Times article


CheshireKitty said...

That's not really true, Yet: In addition to NJ Transit buses and a local bus line, there is rail transportation since 2011 with the extension of Hudson-Bergen Light Rail (HBLR) to Bayonne.

And Bayonne is like many other nearby NJ communities: Very often there are local shopping areas within walking distance although people may wish to drive to malls, larger supermarkets etc. For those who do not wish to drive, HBLR goes directly to Newport Shopping Center.

Unfortunately, Bayonne, which is peninsular, unfortunately was hit hard by Sandy: