It must be... I can only imagine what dumb ass would drive over the Brooklyn Bridge every morning to go to work in Manhattan - getting stuck in traffic for over 2 hours before you even reach Chinatown. Then finally get to midtown and pay $18+/hr to park in a garage - if you can even find one that has available spots within a 2 mile walking distance. Then doing the reverse commute at the end of the day, get to your neighborhood and then circle your block for another hour looking for parking. Then waking up at the crack of dawn each day (even on weekends) to move your car to the alternate side of the street (if you can find a space), so you don't get ticketed for blocking the street cleaners and garbage trucks and snow plows. And good luck finding a gas station if you need one.
Conversely, it takes me 22 minutes, door-to-door, by subway - if there are no delays.
And as an added bonus, missed connections.