Great idea right? Except they didn't even bother to include the Bronx in their fancy-ass travel time chart! This is truly insulting. The Bronx is insanely close to Grand Central Station! With MetroNorth's Harlem and Hudson lines slicing through the borough, Bronxites can be at Grand Central in 15 minutes. In addition, those straphangers who live and die by a monthly MetroCard can take the 4, 5, or 6 trains and be at Grand Central in about 45 minutes. There is also Express Bus service that gets you into midtown quickly.
I'm not sure if this is misplaced anger or not, because New York Magazine sites SteetEasy.com as their data source. Either way, it's just bad journalism to overlook such a key part of the NYC commuting puzzle. The Bronx has just as convenient proximity (if not better) as any other borough.
Don't even get me started on the fact that New York Magazine almost never, ever utters the word "Bronx" in terms of their other real estate reports, cultural event calendars, or restaurant reviews. But just in case you were worried that they weren't covering Brooklyn enough, you can calm yourself down... They did a huge feature on a dime-a-dozen Mexican "street food" joint, La Superior, which just opened up in Williamsburg. Now that's news! What a joke.
I'm starting to think that Brooklyn has some sort of a Heidi Montag/Spencer Pratt arrangement with the media...New York Magazine: We realize that you are the Stevie Wonder of media outlets, blind to anything that is not Manhattan, Brooklyn, or Queens... Come with us and let BoogieDowner be the seeing eye dog that guides you to realize the splendors of our borough.
*Blind person photo courtesy of http://www.itwasajoke.com/*