New York’s air, rail, water, and land transportation systems represent the driving force that keeps this metropolis alive; they carry tourists and natives alike throughout the city’s expanse, like blood carries oxygen throughout the body. Whether it is the 6 train or the crosstown bus, transportation is something students in our class depend on each and every day. In this section, each student details his or her individual commute to Baruch College. Although all the students in our class have their own individual and distinct commutes, we all leave our houses with the same goal: to converge at our final destination, Gramercy Park.
Gramercy Park is the final destination for all our student contributors.
Josh's Commute: A Train
I begin my journey towards Baruch walking the length of the Washington Heights.
Derek's Commute: F Train
1 Hour and 15 minutes.
Mark's Commute: F Train
The door groans.
Quan's Commute: F Train
Joanna G. & Nicholas's Commute: J/Z Trains
by Joanna and Nicholas
Ludlow and Delancey | The Lower East Side | Home.
250 years ago the place we call home was the farm of James Delancey, the street’s namesake. Today, it is a bustling urban neighborhood. Our immediate area is a weekend hotspot for bar crawlers at night, and chic shoppers by day.
Kevin's Commute: N Train
Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, started off as a mainly Jewish and Italian residential area in the early 20th century.
Anastasia's Commute: Q Train
The view from my window is a mirror image of my house, and the walk to my bus stop feels like a jog on a treadmill–same sights, but with the benefit of a good workout.
Ivan's Commute: N/Q Trains
Between the 1920’s to the 1940’s, Astoria became home to a large number of Italian, Greek, and Irish immigrants.
Simon's Commute: 1/2/3 & N/R Trains
My commute to Baruch starts in the Riverdale/Kingsbridge neighborhoods of the Bronx.
Mariama's Commute: 5 Train
You know those nights when a baby–no, a toddler– when a young individual makes high pitched yelps, refusing to be silenced by their parent or guardian… it’s late.
I realize that I end up dozing during most of my commute.
Anna's Commute: 6 Train
I pass by this strange piece of art installation every day on my way to the Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall Station.
Hye Min's Commute: 7 Train
Joanna Y.'s Commute: 7 Train
Every day I have to take a 15 minute bus ride to Main Street, Flushing, where I take the 7 train to school.
Megan's Commute: 7 Train
Five minutes makes all the difference in the world on my morning commute on the 7 train.