Well, for starters I will be working until 2 AM and heading into work for before 10, meaning that any sort of commute, even a half hour one, significantly cuts into my sleep time. Second of all, I was told that things tend to come up and its better to be able to get to work quickly. Once I'm not a bitch analyst anymore I will be able to move away, maybe to queens. Citicorp center is very close to my apartment btw.
Also, I'm 21 and why not enjoy the Manhattan life for a couple years?
we hide guys like u in back with matlab running 24/7 .. i get car service home.. so i dont mind living somewhere else.. yeah if your dept does well, you usually get high bonus.. my last few were over 150% of salary