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NJ Transit to Prudential Center is actually really easy, guys.

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Chandra Johnson

Okay, I’ll be honest: I had no idea there were a ton of easy ways to get to Jersey from New York. And it looks like I chose the simplest option—NJ Transit—because it turned out to be only a 48-minute journey door-to-door. I hopped the subway at Times Square, which led me to Penn Station after one stop. Luck was with me because the subway was waiting as I walked downstairs to the platform—a serendipitous perk in New York. Despite the fact that I left at rush hour (and there were hordes of people to zigzag around), it was super easy to figure out where I was going—though the sweat on my forehead told me otherwise. (It’s been a mild winter, you guys.)

I grabbed my ticket from the New Jersey Transit self-service kiosk and took the Northeastern Corridor line to Newark Penn Station. As I waited to see what track my train was on, my friend walked in (reppin’ a Muse shirt, no less). Since the NJ Transit runs so frequently, we were able to jump on the train within 10 minutes. We were told there would only be one stop—one! Not bad for an impatient New York, eh?

The train pulled into Newark and we literally walked across the street (not even two blocks) toward the Prudential Center, standing big and bright in all its glory. Moments later, my pal and I were rocking out to Muse, and having an awesome time.

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