In Reply to: Anyone live in New York City/Will my e34 Survive ? posted by Derek A. on August 29, 2001 at 23:38:27:
If you are in the outer boroughs, it depends how far out you go. I am just (6 blocks) inside of the city limits, but I've got a driveway, garage, lawn, plentiful street parking and smooth streets. It's only when I have to go over the bridges (particularly the Cross Bronx Expwy or the Belt Parkway) that I fear for my undersides. The downside there is that it takes 60-80 minutes to travel the 17 miles to my office by any method. Closer to Manhattan you will have shorter commutes, but parking is more problematic (See para 1 above).
Up or out in the burbs you will pretty much find what I currently have, only it will take a similar hour-or-so to travel to the city from a greater distance away, and you get a lot more open space, and pay higher property and school taxes. I am taking that to extremes, looking for houses in the cow-town I grew up in. I expect a 2 hour commute for a short time, until I move my job to the burbs as well.
Choose your pain. Email me if you have specific questions about neighborhoods, etc. The above really just deals with cars and commutes, ignoring the fact that NYC is the center of today's financial and business universe and one hell of a place to live! Oh, you also get the Yankees and their annual World Series Champ parade.
I am am suburbanite. May have an opportunity to move to New York City. Know nothing about it. Look in the City or buy a house in the burbs. Opinions ? Will my e34 turn to crap running it downtown ?
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