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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #645 on: July 03, 2013, 12:13:01 PM »
you forget to take into account all those trips to office max and cvs :)

I assume they have AC theirthere, as do cars. And remember, out of town they have parking at these places, so the walk from car to building is minimal.

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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #646 on: July 03, 2013, 12:16:16 PM »
I assume they have AC theirthere, as do cars. And remember, out of town they have parking at these places, so the walk from car to building is minimal.
True, but a lot of people like spending time outdoors either to exercise or just walk for fun.

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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #647 on: July 03, 2013, 12:29:57 PM »
True, but a lot of people like spending time outdoors either to exercise or just walk for fun.

Not when it's humid out  ;D

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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #648 on: July 03, 2013, 01:00:01 PM »
You run a blog for a living, how much time do you spend outside (in your home city) anyway?  ;D

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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #649 on: July 03, 2013, 09:30:16 PM »
Did anyone write the pros and cons of any city in CT? I moved from Brooklyn to CT 2 months ago, and I'm very happy here. If anyone is interested I can share some pros and cons.
I'm interested in hearing about Jewish communities in CT in reasonable commuting distance for daily work in Midtown.

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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #650 on: July 03, 2013, 10:43:35 PM »
I'm interested in hearing about Jewish communities in CT in reasonable commuting distance for daily work in Midtown.

What's considered reasonable?

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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #651 on: July 04, 2013, 12:47:06 AM »
What's considered reasonable?
I'd entertain up to an hour by public transportation.

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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #652 on: July 04, 2013, 07:34:24 AM »
I'd entertain up to an hour by public transportation.
Stamford/Greenwich is the only community that is within an hour. Bridgeport is another 15-20 min train ride.
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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #653 on: July 04, 2013, 09:58:57 AM »
Stamford/Greenwich is the only community that is within an hour. Bridgeport is another 15-20 min train ride.
+1. Here, let Joe Lieberman convince you that Stamford is for you.  :P

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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #654 on: July 08, 2013, 05:42:34 PM »
I doubt you'll get many responses in this thread. Most people have not thought about this. There are four basic reasons people live where they do.
1.this is where they always lived and never gave any thought to where I want to live (how most decisions in life are made)
2. I would never leave Brooklyn-it's smelly, overcrowded, loud and there are no gas and trees.
3. My wife would never live outside of walking distance from her mother-it might force her to grow up.
4. This is where my job is

Hear hear to #3!

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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #655 on: July 08, 2013, 06:22:00 PM »
Hear hear to #3!
You gotta nip that in the bud  ;)

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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #656 on: July 09, 2013, 05:00:41 AM »
where in CT? A friend of mine is nagging me to join the kollel in Waterbury, but that doesn't look like it'll happen
I'm interested in hearing about Jewish communities in CT in reasonable commuting distance for daily work in Midtown.
I moved to New Haven it's about 1:45 to Midtown by train, although Stamford should be within the hour you're looking at more expensive housing.

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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #657 on: July 09, 2013, 05:24:57 AM »
New Haven CT

Pros:
1) very affordable housing
2) Small but nice size Chabad community
3) 1:30 to NY by car without traffic
4) Good school for kids
5) No problem with parking
6) There are nice parks, beaches, outdoor activities for kids and adults etc.
7) Small city e.g. unlike NY where you have to wait 6 months to have ConEd install an electric meter it can be done here in days.
8)Kosher food accessible i.e. Chalav Yisroel milk and Pas Yisroel bread. It's nice for outside the big communities like NY.

Cons:
1) No Kosher restaurants
2) For those looking for other communities there's not much outside the Chabad community
3) There's only one school, so there aren't many choices
4) Crime rate is high in some areas, but that doesn't affect us much

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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #658 on: July 09, 2013, 05:44:35 AM »
New Haven CT

Pros:
1) very affordable housing
2) Small but nice size Chabad community
3) 1:30 to NY by car without traffic
4) Good school for kids
5) No problem with parking
6) There are nice parks, beaches, outdoor activities for kids and adults etc.
7) Small city e.g. unlike NY where you have to wait 6 months to have ConEd install an electric meter it can be done here in days.
8)Kosher food accessible i.e. Chalav Yisroel milk and Pas Yisroel bread. It's nice for outside the big communities like NY.

Cons:
1) No Kosher restaurants
2) For those looking for other communities there's not much outside the Chabad community
3) There's only one school, so there aren't many choices
4) Crime rate is high in some areas, but that doesn't affect us much
Where's new haven? Is it near Stanford or even past it going toward Waterbury?

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Re: The Pros And Cons Of Where You Live
« Reply #659 on: July 09, 2013, 06:07:19 AM »
Where's new haven? Is it near Stanford or even past it going toward Waterbury?

Whats wrong with brauers? Doesn't the bus pick up from all over?
It's a 45 minute drive northeast. Waterbury is further north. Where's Brauers taking you?