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Port Imperial/Hudson Club??

Thinking about moving there.  How is the commute to the city?  Do you take the bus or ferry?  Is it a pain to get in to Hoboken or is the Light Rail easy enough?  Any info appreciated...

Re: Port Imperial/Hudson Club??

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    edited December 2011
    Oh and how is it getting in to the city on the weekends?
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    Kelly&TimothyKelly&Timothy member
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    edited December 2011
    the lightrail is super easy to get to hoboken. prob no longer than 10-15 minutes. its also very clean and runs frequently during the day. you could take either the bus or ferry. i think the nj transit bus is cheaper than the ferry. last i checked the ferry was $15 round trip. but i'm assuming a monthly pass would be cheaper than buying every day.  there are also the little buses that leave from blvd east. took one today its was $2.50 to port authority.  getting to the city on the weekend depends on which way you head in. both of the tunnels are close but they can be trafficy at weird hours, like the middle of the night on a saturday. but its still approximately 15 - 20 minutes from port imperial.    
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    edited December 2011
    We love it here. I work in the city and took the ferry for a few years and then switched to the bus when we were saving for the wedding (monthly it's like $78 for the bus v. $200+ for ferry). Both are equally easy, though the ferry is obviously a nicer way to commute. Bus stop is right across the street, it's 2 stops to Port Authority. My husband works in Hoboken (he's a realtor for Remax in Hoboken), so he usually drives, but I've taken the light rail and it's easy and close. If you have any specific questions- kalypso97 at gmail
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    edited December 2011
    Commute to the city is super easy. I take the ferry downtown and it pretty much drops me off right outside of my office door. There have been a couple of times where I had to go to midtown for work and taking that ferry is just as easy and they have "free" buses that drop you off all over the city. I really need to look into taking the bus though, it would be so much cheaper, but a slightly longer commute. It's easy to take the light rail into hoboken, only like a 10-12 minute walk. I will say if you're going to be out late the light rail stops around 12:30 or something like that so you'll have to take a $20 cab ride home which kind of sucks and the same can be said about being in the city after the ferry stops running. I love living here though. Love being in walking distance of the A&P and more importantly a liquor store! I just wish there was a better restaurant option in the development. You can only eat PF changs so many times. If you want to email me and let me know what building you're thinking about I can give you the low down on the management.
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    edited December 2011
    Oh and getting into the city on the weekends I take the ferry in because I have my monthly pass and it's a 10 minute ride. But depending on traffic (which honestly sucks 90% of the time on river road) the lincoln tunnel is right outside your door.
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    danafromslopedanafromslope member
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    edited December 2011
    We have lived over by Port Imperial for the past 8 years, when River Road was still mostly undeveloped except for our complex Jacobs Ferry and a few others. One of the reasons we picked here was cause my husband (then boyfriend) worked in NYC and I worked in Seacaucus. Getting into the city is MAD EASY. Monthly for the ferry is $232. To take NJTransit is easier but the joy of the ferry is its a great ride, it takes 10mins to get to 38th and the West Side Hwy and you can take a free shuttle bus to ANYWHERE in NYC from there. The NJTransit drops you at Port Authority and then you have to deal with the subway or whatever. You will love the walkway along the water. You will hate River Road when you have to drive cause it gets congested often but I love it here. Any questions email me danafromslope40@yahoo.com
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    edited December 2011
    Wow thank you ladies!  For those who have taken the bus, not sure we could swing the ferry, is it packed in the morning?  How about coming home?
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    edited December 2011
    What time do you go in? It's busy during rush hour in the morning, but there's a bus that comes every few minutes in the morning. The problem is that you are close to the end of the line, so you sometimes have to wait for the next bus and/or stand when you get on. But it's such a quick trip that it's not a big deal. Going home is easy. Plus, if the 158 line is backed up, I just walk over to 159R or 156R, they all stop in front of PF Changs and one is just as good as the other.
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    edited December 2011
    Have you been here yet? I can probably find out from MH what they are offering right now... he has a pretty good relationship with a couple of people in the management office (bc he's a realtor and has brought a bunch of people over to rent here). When we renewed, we got a deal they were giving to first time renters (which they didn't want to give us bc it "expired") which included a month free, etc.
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    Kelly&TimothyKelly&Timothy member
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    edited December 2011
    i didn't know so many of us lived this close. i'll have to keep an eye out when i'm at city place.
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    edited December 2011
    I haven't yet...I'm in Hoboken now and always pass by so curiosity is getting me. 
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