Moving to New York? Here Is What You Must Know About the City!
Regarded by many as one of greatest cities in the world, New York City has a lot to offer. In terms of business, theatre, and food and culture, you’ll never find another city quite like it. If you’re new to the city it can take some adjusting, especially if you aren’t prepared for the New York way of life. While that may sound intimidating, you don’t need be afraid if you do your research and know what you are getting yourself into. With that in mind, here are the vital facts that you need to know before you arrive in NYC.
- NYC is a Very Expensive City
A large percentage of New York residents share accommodation with flatmates, and there’s a very good reason for that — the cost of living in The City That Never Sleeps is expensive. Transport is expensive, food is expensive…. Everything costs more in NYC, and the taxes are much higher too.
- You Can Save a Lot of Money Renting in a Co-living House
As if the sky high price of rent isn’t enough, the market is quite tricky to navigate, and most apartments have to be leased through a broker, with separate (huge) fee. Remember, you are usually expected to pay a deposit of 2 months’ rent upfront. A great way to save on the cost of your NYC home is to consider co-living as an accommodation option that could make your move to New York much more affordable. With co-living, you can get flexible short- or long-term lease options, and an all-inclusive monthly rent which includes everything you need. Co-living houses offer private rooms and shared spaces are usually fully furnished, providing a fully-kitted kitchen and bathroom facilities and amenities, and utilities all charged conveniently under one price so that you know what to expect each month.
- Everybody is Always Rushing Because Getting Around Takes Forever
New York City streets and sidewalks are not the place for a quiet amble, that’s what Central Park is for. Everyone is in a rush, and it takes forever to get wherever you’re going, no matter which mode of transport you choose. Most New Yorkers don’t own a car, as traffic and finding parking is a nightmare, so most rely on (costly) taxis or the subway and many walk too.
While NYC may not be the coldest city in the world, it may be one of the wettest. It rains a lot in New York, and when it rains, it really pours. Always carrying an umbrella and dressing in anticipation of likely rainfall will help prevent you from getting completely soaked. In the winter it snows as well, which can sometimes result in the city shutting down unexpectedly if it’s particularly heavy.
- Wear Sensible Shoes – Your Feet Will Thank You
You’ll quickly learn that living in New York City involves a lot of walking. Whether it’s to the corner store, the subway, or even just across the street, these trips really add up and can do a real number on your feet if you aren’t wearing something comfortable.
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