Angela Freda, I’m not really sure why you’re taking it so personally that some of us disagree with your suggestion. It’s not personal at all.
It’s hard to give suggestions without an idea of budget. That’s an expensive area. The OP has gotten suggestions about how to find those smaller barns (i.e. contacting tack stores and asking them) that won’t cost as much. I know a number of smaller barns in the Westchester area that might not be as expensive, but they’re still not going to be dirt-cheap either, and Westchester is still going to be 45 min to an hour with traffic.
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Your best bet would be to live and board in the burbs and commute into the city. I would not want to be attempting to commute by car to a barn in any of the surrounding areas during rush hour in either direction. I really think it’s only doable if you can travel off hours or if you part lease your horse so that you are only travelling 1-2 days of the work week.