My commute

Currently, I work in Chelsea on 7th Avenue and 19th street. I hop on the L at Graham Avenue (the closest L stop to our house. It’s about a 7 block walk). I take the L to the 6th Avenue and walk up to 19th from there.

This takes anywhere from 20 to 30 minutes. I’m constantly amazed at how quickly arrive to work in the morning. Last time I lived in Brooklyn I worked in SoHo. That commute took anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour. (That has a lot to do with why I began taking so many pictures. Which I plan on starting again soon.) I had to transfer three times.

(The view from my desk taken at 9:00 a.m. this morning.)

Should I choose to work here, I’ll be living rather large in the commute department.

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  1. thats because you had to transfer to the L

    i take the L to the ACE, it takes me 20-30mins door to door, wb to tribeca

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  2. The G was a pain, this is true. Then I discovered the B61 and that too was a real treat. I think my feet do a much better job on getting me to work on time. :]

    I just wish the L wasn’t always so damn crowded. It’s nuts how jammed that train gets. That’s the only positive report I have heard about all the richies coming in and building expensive waterfront apartments in WB; there will be a ferry service to help the transfer of so many bodies. You’d think that would have happened anyway. :/

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  3. The ferry will go right where Jon’s apartment is.

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  4. The Williamsburg love boat.

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  5. ferry my ass. they’re even talking about closing down most of the ferry lines that are running right now.
    the ferry is an imaginary argument to combat the fact that the L is overcrowded.

    I have a secret though—trains run every 10-15minutes in the morning, except every ‘first’ train is followed by a second train 1minute later. if the platform is way overcrowded, you can gamble the 1minute wait (it comes for me 3/4 times) and you’ll get a car with elbow room when you stand.

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  6. A monorail maybe? A hovercraft?
    Canoes!!!!

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  7. wasn’t there a graffiti artist spray-painting “yuppie go home” all over brooklyn several years ago?

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  8. Yes. Now there is a tag* that reads “I love sweatshop labor.”

    (*Is “Tag” correct? I’m not up on my graffiti lingo.)

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  9. yes I think you are right. I believe that a tag is a distinctive “picture” associated with a certain person. kind of like a signature.

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  10. That’s like winning the commute lottery. I go from the 1 train at 116th St to 72nd St (can somwtimes get the express), and then have to take the BUS (M72)across town all the way to York Ave. This takes me 1 HOUR! Blech. That was actually a serious consideration in weather(ap??) or not to take the job. Oh well-I get lots of reading done.

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