The Bronx is one of the 5 Boroughs that makes up New York City. As part of New York you can enjoy the social life and activities unique to New York. Jacobi is located on the Northeast Bronx, in the Morris park area which is an Italian-American neighborhood. The area has a very low crime rate.
Many of our residents live in the Morris Park or Pelham Parkway neighborhoods. However, living in Manhattan, particularly on the Upper East Side is also a very popular option. Other residents, especially those with families, opt to live in Queens, Brooklyn, Westchester county, or Bergen County in New Jersey. Parts of Connecticut such as Stamford and Greenwich are also very close to Jacobi (15-30 minute drive). Living in the Bronx is significantly cheaper than Manhattan, with a 1 bedroom apartment being in the range of $1000-$1300. There is no Jacobi housing available.
There is public transportation from other Boroughs to Jacobi. The Express Bus BxM10 provides service from the mid-town East to the area. Also, the 2 and 5 lines provide convenient service. The average commute using public transit from Manhattan to Jacobi is of about 45-60 minutes. If you drive, Jacobi provides parking to all employees for around $200 for the whole year. Also, free street parking is available in the surrounding area.
If you live in the area there are Metro North and Amtrak trains that allow easy travel upstate and to Connecticut.
The New York Metro area is served by three airports, La Guardia, John F. Kennedy, and Newark Airport. In addition, the Metro North lines and Amtrak can be accessed through Penn Station and Grand Central Station in Manhattan.
There are not too many options for lodging around the Northeast Bronx. Most of our interviewees stay with friends, or in hotels in Manhattan or in Westchester county.