originally from nyc suburbs. schools nearby:-ALL nyc schools - commute time depends on which school. i'm in queens right now. see approx times below- SJU (and other Queens schools) - 5-10 mins by car. - Midtown city schools - 25 mins by mass transit- Downtown city schools - 45 mins by mass transit- Columbia - 30 by car, 45 mins by mass transit- BLS - 25 mins by car; 45-1hr by mass transit- Rutgers-Newark, Seton Hall - both 45-1hr away by car- Pace - 1 hr away by car'course all these times can vary greatly depending on traffic. but i'm sure that goes without saying on most commute times throughout the country.