Can I work from up here?

We do. Rustic though the setting is, we have a cable modem for the summer and telecommute part of the time. However, if you need to work in the city, there are commuter buses and train lines from there. Or you can drive (it takes about one to one and a half hours). Some bungalow residents carpool in.

A car isn't absolutely necessary, but it is much easier if you have (or rent) one. The car-less can commute by bus from Port Authority to the town of Monroe. Then it's a six-minute cab ride from downtown Monroe to the colony itself.