Commuting is the bane of most New Yorkers' existence

Between rising transportation fares, increasingly crowded trains, and frustratingly long delays, the MTA seems to be getting worse by the second. 

By the time we get to work, most of us have already had to deal with quite a bit of stress. 

According to a recent study by the Centre for an Urban Future, the average commute for New Yorkers is over 40 minutes. 

Which is a tad surprising, given the city's fast-paced, no-nonsense reputation. 

What is unsurprising, though, is that the neighborhoods with the longest commutes are in Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx, due to the majority of commuters traveling into Manhattan for work. 

Even neighborhoods that are known for being easily accessible to Manhattan, such as Astoria and Williamsburg, reported hefty commuting times (so your broker can eat his words about it being the "fast and easy commute" from your apartment in LIC). 

Check out the map here and see how your neighborhood clocks in.


Check out 8 Reasons Why Commuting into Manhattan Is the Worst F*ckin' Experience Ever. 

[via Centre for an Urban Future] [Feature Image Courtesy]