When my husband and I moved out to the North Fork in 2015 after nearly 12 years in Manhattan, one of the most noticeable changes to everyday life was the need for a car to get around. For over a decade, I had grown accustomed to reliable public transportation and the expectation that I could get just about anywhere with my Metrocard or my bike.
A night out with friends in the East Village involved a simple jaunt aboard the M8 bus. The hassle of parking or the complexity of who was going to drive home never entered my thought process. I had even mastered the ride home from Trader Joe’s with my handlebars carefully balancing two giant bags of groceries. (more…)