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Also, just to keep this thread up to date, we are considering a very "large" apartment with two of our other friends in Williamsburg. Right now most of our friends are living in Williamsburg, so that would be a plus, but we're not sure if we want that commute.
Commute?

20mins to mid town.

What's your commute today?
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Old June 19th, 2014, 08:39 PM
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Commute?

20mins to mid town.

What's your commute today?
The commute thing is not an issue for me, more so for my girlfriend. You can't apply rational thought with that. I'd like to bike to work, so Williamsburg would be on the longer side to do it every day. This brings up another question. Is driving to work a realistic option? Her work would be on the way to mine (assuming Land Rover Manhattan hires me), so we could carpool.
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Old June 19th, 2014, 08:46 PM
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Commute?

20mins to mid town.

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The commute thing is not an issue for me, more so for my girlfriend. You can't apply rational thought with that. I'd like to bike to work, so Williamsburg would be on the longer side to do it every day. This brings up another question. Is driving to work a realistic option? Her work would be on the way to mine (assuming Land Rover Manhattan hires me), so we could carpool.
As Jason said, Williamsburg to Midtown is a great commute. As for driving, the subway is sure to be fastest, but driving is feasible, largely on the assumption that you get hired by LRM and that you can park a car there.
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Think twice about planning your digs around the carpooling idea with a jr corporate attorney. Her hours are going to be obscene.
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Think twice about planning your digs around the carpooling idea with a jr corporate attorney. Her hours are going to be obscene.
I should have mentioned, carpooling for the morning commute. Most people in her office start around 9, but some earlier. Hopefully her obscene hours will put me one step closer to being a stay at home day (no kids) with a maid and a nanny.
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The commute thing is not an issue for me, more so for my girlfriend. You can't apply rational thought with that. I'd like to bike to work, so Williamsburg would be on the longer side to do it every day. This brings up another question. Is driving to work a realistic option? Her work would be on the way to mine (assuming Land Rover Manhattan hires me), so we could carpool.
Its depends on how early you go to work, you can find street parking before 7am, a lot construction around Land rover dealer, its will be hard to get street parking once the construction workers arrive.
Driving to work in the morning rush hour is no fun. I drive to work a lot, sometimes it really put me in the bad mood because of the traffics,but good thing is a lot of people wave at your defender and the yellow cabs are less aggressive or afraid of the defender.
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As Jason said, Williamsburg to Midtown is a great commute. As for driving, the subway is sure to be fastest, but driving is feasible, largely on the assumption that you get hired by LRM and that you can park a car there.
That's pretty much what I figured. I actually have looked at google maps, and, with the traffic, it says around 20 min to midtown. It'd be awesome if I could just store my Defender at the dealership. I don't know if that will fly there though.
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Hopefully her obscene hours will put me one step closer to being a stay at home day (no kids) with a maid and a nanny.
that sounds like a problem waiting to happen!

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The commute thing is not an issue for me, more so for my girlfriend. You can't apply rational thought with that. I'd like to bike to work, so Williamsburg would be on the longer side to do it every day. This brings up another question. Is driving to work a realistic option? Her work would be on the way to mine (assuming Land Rover Manhattan hires me), so we could carpool.
you absolutely should not count on driving for your commute. It rarely works unless you have very odd hours (outside of rush hour). There is a reason everyone takes the shitty trains. They have to! Mass transit in 99% of work scenarios is really the only viable option. I have lived here all NY/NYC all my life - feel free to pm me for some direct advice if you have questions. Can do phone too.
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that sounds like a problem waiting to happen!
Don't crush my dreams!

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you absolutely should not count on driving for your commute. It rarely works unless you have very odd hours (outside of rush hour). There is a reason everyone takes the shitty trains. They have to! Mass transit in 99% of work scenarios is really the only viable option. I have lived here all NY/NYC all my life - feel free to pm me for some direct advice if you have questions. Can do phone too.
If everything goes to plan, I'm going to head up there next week to hopefully lock down a job. I'd love to buy you a beer and hear your .02 on city life.
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Don't crush my dreams! ------ Follow up post added June 19th, 2014 09:12 PM ------ If everything goes to plan, I'm going to head up there next week to hopefully lock down a job. I'd love to buy you a beer and hear your .02 on city life.
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Check with JEngland. Since you two look alike maybe you can borrow his salon membership card so you can take advantage of his waxing discount.

Ronnie can point you towards all the hipster fashion boutiques.

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Waxing was going to be my next question. Its always tough finding the right place to do a male Brazilian.

I think I've got the hipster look down. I might need to trade in my touring bike for a fixed gear.
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Waxing was going to be my next question. Its always tough finding the right place to do a male Brazilian. I think I've got the hipster look down. I might need to trade in my touring bike for a fixed gear.
Fixie is the way to go.
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Fixie is the way to go.
I ride a mullet-bike. Business disc brake in the front, party long reach calliper in the back.

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Fixie is the way to go.
Cool story bro. Do you even ride?
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Not as much as I'd like.
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Apparently Land Rover Manhattan is closing. Looks like I'm going to be driving to work in either Long Island or New Jersey. Hopefully someone will buy the Manhattan franchise and reopen it.
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Apparently Land Rover Manhattan is closing. Looks like I'm going to be driving to work in either Long Island or New Jersey. Hopefully someone will buy the Manhattan franchise and reopen it.
Interesting ... I assume they'll operate a pickup and delivery service as I can't imagine manhattanites going off the island for a service.
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Interesting ... I assume they'll operate a pickup and delivery service as I can't imagine manhattanites going off the island for a service.
I doubt a dealership is going to do that for customers that didn't buy their car there. Our dealership offers a pickup service, but only for customers that bought their vehicle from us.
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