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Where to stay (If work at Bloomberg NYC office)

Microsoft / Engsd34
Nov 24

Hey,

I will be soon joining Bloomberg at the NYC office and will prefer to stay within half hour travel from the office. (one side)

Is staying in Hoboken/New Port a good option? Or any other area in NJ, from where I can go to Bloomberg office?

I have head really pathetic reviews about PATH, so just curious. Don't wanna stay in NYC and pay extra city tax.

NJ rent budget: 2K
NYC rent budget: 1.6K (because I will be paying extra tax in NYC)

P.S: Asking for a friend.

TC at Bloomberg: 160K

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  • Facebook zucck
    Microsoft > Bloomberg though
    Nov 241
    • ZocDoc not_Hotdog
      Microsoft isn't all that. Not saying Bloomberg is better but in terms of happiness location plays a big part.

      For the record Microsoft isn't really in Seattle. It's a 40 min drive away with traffic give or take. 20 with no traffic at all, but it's still very suburban. Different to NYC.
      Nov 24
  • New tLFu71
    Live in the city especially if you are just moving there for first time. Pay the extra and your tax will be out of nyc no matter where you live it’s based on office location. Live as close to the office as you can.
    Nov 240
  • Ayasdi ioUp78
    People don’t realize that one has to pay the NYC *city* tax if one lives in one of the five boroughs
    Nov 250
  • Bloomberg / Engtier1
    Lol why’s everyone always hating on Bloomberg like a bad ex? I’m having fun here.
    Nov 251
    • OnDeck max2387
      May be coz they worked on crap project or had bad managers. But that's in every God damn company. The team that I am joining is super cool and we are going to work on really good projects
      Nov 25
  • Airbnb Pomax
    Pretty sure tax is based on where you work not where you live
    Nov 243
    • ZocDoc not_Hotdog
      NJ and NY have a deal in place I'm pretty sure. I think income tax is the same but sales tax etc is different. But it's been a while since I looked into that so don't quote me
      Nov 24
    • Bloomberg / Engisunny_y2k
      It is based on where you live and work. But you wouldn’t pay city taxes if you don’t live in NYC.
      Nov 25
    • Airbnb Pomax
      You wouldn’t pay the city income tax?
      Nov 25
  • OnDeck max2387
    Bloomberg is doing some really exciting projects. That is the reason why I am joining them as well. Of course it depends on the team as well
    Nov 251
    • Microsoft Courtana
      Bullshit... Afterall it's just a financial software. Thompson Reuters might just eat their lunch in a few years. Also most financial firms are writing their own software now. BB is popular only due to old fat traders who can B/S blindly with BB keyboard.
      Nov 25
  • New / EngLaQuicaa
    But why?? The cost of living would make up for the difference in TC.
    Nov 241
    • Amazon / EngSDE 0.5
      Because Seattle/Redmond is shit show And NYC is a world class city?
      Nov 25
  • Bloomberg / EngTREQSlayer
    Astoria/lic is real close and cheaper than living in manhattan
    Nov 250
  • OnDeck max2387
    And how ironic it is but the guy who posted this question is moving from msft to Bloomberg. Any ways don't talk BS ND try and help ppl who have questions
    Nov 250
  • OnDeck max2387
    Lol. Really :) if u don't know what's going inside don't comment coz else u look dumb. Oh btw most of the devs like 90% use Mac ND don't give a damn infact hate windows :)
    Nov 250
  • Twitter / EngCGXr42
    I don’t understand this move. If location is one of the big reason move from Microsoft to Bloomberg, I don’t see why you even consider NJ. Live in the Manhattan , LIC or Brooklyn
    Nov 250
  • Microsoft Gthh
    Live at Times Square dude. Live your life right now.
    Nov 250
  • FactSet / Eng
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    fctsetrmore
    The path is not that bad. It’s more reliable than the subways now
    Nov 250
  • Bloomberg / EngRun now!
    One of my friends lives In Secaucus, NJ. Bus takes 15-20 mins + 15 min walk to 120 Park office or 10 min subway to 731
    Nov 252
    • AMD
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      5nmmore
      ThG 15 min walk will be horrible 9 months out of the year, you will either be sweating or freezing.
      Nov 25
    • Bloomberg / EngRun now!
      Take the 7 train ~ 5-10 mins
      Nov 26
  • OnDeck max2387
    Hey I will be joining Bloomberg soon as well. Although I have been working in NYC only. I live in Harrison which is like 50-60 mins commute but u can get a really good appartment for a decent price. Btw curious how many years of experience do u have and which team did u join
    Nov 251
    • New tLFu71
      Literally no girl under 150lbs will go home with you from the city to Harrison. Don’t move here.
      Nov 25
  • New vizkid
    I mean you could get roommates. Nothing in Manhattan is that cheap. Consider East Harlem, it's relatively inexpensive, easy to get to Bloomberg, and lovely IMO.
    Nov 251
    • New vizkid
      I know less about NJ, but nothing there is that cheap either unless you decide to live in the boondocks and are okay with a 1+ hour commute one way.
      Nov 25
  • Bloomberg the dog
    I'd recommend staying in Manhattan along the 4 5 6 lines. The fact that other lines share tunnels into Manhattan makes them unpredictable.
    Nov 250
  • Bloomberg / Engisunny_y2k
    Astoria/Sunnyside/Woodside/East Harlem - At any of these neighborhoods in the city you can find a place within your budget and still be under your commute time threshold
    Nov 250
  • AMD
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    5nmmore
    Hoboken is great but it will be at least 40+ minutes because you’ll have to transfer from the PATH to N to get to the office.
    For $1600 a month you can get a decent room in a 2-3 bedroom apartment, around upper east side and have a 30 minute commute.
    Nov 240

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