By PATRICK McGEEHAN from nytimes Published: December 22, 2005 ...Having heard the horror stories, Ms. Rivas, 26, gave herself five hours to get from her home in Jackson Heights, Queens, to work at the Millennium Broadway Hotel near Times Square. Instead of hopping on the No. 7 for a quick ride under the East River, she hiked 35 blocks to the Long Island Rail Road station in Woodside to ride a shuttle to Penn Station, then walked 10 blocks to work...