I'm a new Buffalonian, coming from PA two years ago. I still say 'new' because you just don't get to know an area on the bus. I know only those roads where the buses go, and only those buses I ride.
Boy, do you guys get hit from every direction, particularly just getting a license. I had to get a learner's permit for the first time in 32 years. The cost of the license was 5 times what it was in PA, OH, CA, and NJ, and I had to sit through a 5-hour class. I'm an army veteran who was licensed to drive a deuce and a half, a HMMV, and a fuel tanker. At Fort Ord, I took three two-week courses for driving: Battery I, Battery II, and Defensive Driving. And I have a learner's permit. 49 years old with a learner's permit. I'll bet you I never let my license lapse ever again. Not in NY. Yeah, I'm working on getting a car. I sold my van in '08 the first time gas hit $4 a gallon but where I was living in PA, you didn't need a car. Out here, it's a necessity.
Got my first attempt at the road test scheduled for the 7th--wish me luck. You can't drive the way real people drive on those road tests and I'm concerned about any differences in NY laws from other places I've lived. If I get a car, I'll check out Sts Theodore. I'm still just so dazzled by what I saw at Helenic Orthodox.
Edit: The subway? I take the 25 up and down Delaware. I'm very rarely on the train. It just rarely goes where I need to be.