Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: New Rochelle , NY, USA
I would do the research first about living in midtown/east side. Garaging your bike in Manhattan is quite expensive. In my neighborhood of Murray Hill ( 30's eastside), my local garage charges about $150.00 per month for bikes ($400.00 for cars).
The ride to Westbury is about 35 to 45 minutes on the Long Island expressway"the longst parking lost in the USA". if heavy traffic, about an hour. It is a lousy ride, especailly boring if there is no traffic. The good news is the HOV lane where bikes are allowed, but it does not start until the Nassau very often to know that at anytime, it can get bumper to bumper at anytime.
Welcome to the Big Apple and keep in touch. If you do move here, there is a wealth of touring roads north of the City, especailly nearby CT and upstate NY, less than an hour away.
Deep Blue 2009 K1300GT