Visiting by just taking the train at the Manhattan Area

  1. I'm interested in working around the Manhattan area but my concern is the parkings. I heard that some nurses are just taking the train? Anyone reading this post have an idea how possible is that? I wonder how far away are the walks from the train station to apartment buildings from one patient to another. How many visits can they do in a day? Please give me a picture of the day's visit...Thanks!
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  3. by   suzanne4
    To park in NYC during the day, in a good area, you are looking at minimum of $20 and that is on the low side. You would be much better off taking the subway or train in and walking or taking a bus to exactly where you need to get to.
    They have a super public transporation system. Many people do not like to drive in the city at all because there is always something going on and roads get closed. It could be construction, a parade which occurs almost daily, the President or some official coming into town with a full motorcade, etc. Much will also depend on where your patients would be located.

    Good luck.
  4. by   renerian
    Our main office is in West Orange and Manhattan. 90% of the staff take public transportation. I cannot even figure that one out.

    renerian :uhoh21:
  5. by   caroladybelle
    I am a traveler in Manhattan and left my car in Florida...and am glad that I did.

    I do not do HH, but I cannot imagine trying to even find parking, much less afford parking in the majority of the City. And I would say parking several different places every day in the City will cost a lot more than $20.00.

    If you are visiting as a tourist, get a metro card at the first station that you come to and a bus & subway maps. The card can be for unlimited rides for 1 day, 1 week, 1 month, or you can put amounts of money on it. It can be used on the subway or buses. Most transfers between lines or between buses or bus/subway or vice versa are free for two hours after the initial fee of $2.00 and the card will keep track and can be easily refilled.

    Taxis also are easily available and fairly cheap compared to many cities.

    Many tourist attractions and major shops are directly on certain lines. A Frommers tourist guide can be useful.
  6. by   renerian
    When I visit NYC I take the train from Maplewood and it is very easy to get around.

  7. by   suzanne4
    Almost all of my friends in NYC never use their car during the week there. Only for weekends, etc. They rely on the public transportation. You have your pick of train, subway, bus, taxi, etc. Just enjoy yourself and remember to have fun.............