People who turn their noses up at commuting to Manhattan from Westchester are denying themselves a far more affordable (and upscale) lifestyle that can be had for a very minimum of inconvenience. Metro-North is nothing like the subway. The 30 minutes I spent on the Metro-North train when I commuted to Manhattan were among the most productive of my day.
There are those who mock the importance of the public sector. Often when they do, they take direct aim at institutions of knowledge such as our public libraries. Personally, I don’t want to live in a world when a place where much of our collective knowledge is curated, cataloged and disseminated is considered unimportant.
the commute to midtown Manhattan from Westchester can be less time consuming than from some points in Manhattan. Just board a comfortable, air conditioned Metro-North train and relax, read, sleep or get some work done.