This week I have the pleasure of working in Jersey City.
No, that’s not sarcasm. Getting the PATH from my hotel in Manhattan to work is a cinch, and cheaper than taking the subway anywhere (fares on the subway are $2.25; the PATH is $1.75).
It would’ve been nice to be at the hotel across from work rather than having to take a train, but it’s not a big deal.
However, I am discovering that while cities offer a great deal of convenience, I have to agree with my fiancee that it’s nice to have space. Something that is sadly lacking in Manhattan, Jersey City, and Singapore (to name a few).
Being able to walk to everything is fantastic – certainly it’s cheaper than driving. But being all squished-up with everybody else isn’t really my speed. Maybe in a smaller city, like the one I grew up in, but not a big one.