I am certain that by now you are settled in somewhere in NYC, close enough to Pearl River for your commute. Where did you find a home?
Are you still happy living in the Big Apple? If I had been on Trulia at the time you posted this question I would have suggested that Fort Lee, NJ which is just on the NJ side of the GW bridge might have been a great alternative to moving to the Big Apple.
If you want to move to the suburbs please let me know and I'll be glad to help you with a purchase. I am also a NJ realtor and can help you buy in NJ close to the bridge if you are at all interested in this.
In any case I hope your transition worked out well.
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