Why the transit strike scares one suburban homeowner

Transit strike sparks telecommuting--and fears about housing prices in suburbs of New York
Stephen Baker

My commute is as simple as ever: Train to Penn Station and a 20-minute walk north. But the transit strike still sends shivers down my spine. Here's why: I'm worried that thousands of businesses and millions of commuters will see how easy it is to telecommute. And once they become comfortable with it, the value of real estate in the close-in suburbs around the great cities could crash.

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