I don't think any of them are really very far from the school. I guess it depends on where you live. I got lucky because I only lived a couple of minutes away from Shorefront.
As far as supplies go, you'll definitely need a stethoscope, blood pressure cuff, a pen light, and a watch. You're going to use these things every week at clinical (even the on campus ones). You can get them at the uniform store.
The uniform isn't bad. I went to Ideal Uniform Store on Flatbush, and I told them I was from Kingsborough and she gave me exactly what I needed. The woman knew what was allowed and what wasn't. They won't let you get away with white sneakers. They have to be nursing shoes, but they are extremely comfortable!!
I'm sure you will be able to get most of the books used. I can't imagine that they would have a list of different books than we had last semester. I bought every book that they had on the list early so I could find them used and cheaper. Of course, we ended up not using most of them, but I figure they are good to have. You will definitely need the Fundamentals of Nursing book. This is what they base all of the exams on. I'm sure you can get this used since they've been using it for a few semesters now. And, you will need a good care plan book as well.
Hope I covered everything!! If you have any more questions, let me know.