Academic Dose: Commuting Patterns in NYCToday we stumbled across this interesting article at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York regarding commuting patterns into and out of Manhattan. Turns out that more people are commuting into the city, and people are generally travelling further to get here than they did ten or twenty years ago:

Has the migration of jobs to the suburbs changed the commuting patterns in the New York City metro area? An analysis of current commuting trends suggests that Manhattan remains the region's undisputed employment center and that workers are actually traveling farther to their jobs. Two factors appear to account for the longer commutes: the dispersion of people and jobs and a greater tolerance for long-distance travel among employers and employees.

We just don't understand why anyone would move to Westchester or Jersey when there are so many nice places to live in Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, and the Bronx. Sure, you probably get a lot more space living out in Crackden, Connecticut or wherever-- but you'll spend three hours a day stuck in traffic, only to get home to a place that doesn't even have an American Apparel store. Our recommendation: get rid of 85% of your crap, learn to live in a 400 sqft apartment (kids? loft them!), and stay here until you die.