Everything you Need to Know Before Moving to New York

I am not going to lie, but when I visited New York for the first time a couple of years ago, I had the feeling that I would like to move there. it did come to my mind to move to New York someday. After all, is it not everybody else’s dream, right? I can’t answer that.

But the truth is that living in New York is the dream of many people who would like to experience living in the most cosmopolitan city in the world. There, what is not lacking is a variety of entertainment, in addition to the above-normal quality of life and, of course, beautiful landscapes.

Also, I like New York because it has life and gives you the impression of many opportunities. Here you really can make it happen if you are prepared to make it happens.

Living in New York has many advantages but living abroad also has its drawbacks. As they say, “Not everything is perfect”.

As in any big city, New York has an above-average quality of life. There, things really kick in. Public transport, for example, operates 24 hours a day and serves almost every corner of NY. Thus, people who do not have a car do not feel limited, which ends up reducing costs.

Likewise, job opportunities attract immigrants from different countries, who leave in search of a change in life, well-being, and quality of life. People who want to have work experience abroad stamped on their CV are also interested in New York.

Advantages of Living in the Big Apple

If time is money, New York is the place to be. New Yorkers in general are always in a hurry. With this focus, companies are increasingly committed to producing products that optimise people’s time.

You will find practical alternatives to all daily life routines such as online shopping, supermarkets, and grocery shops with a huge variety of products, restaurants, cafés, and bars working 24/07. After all, this is the city that never sleeps. There is even a

There is nothing more exciting than living in a city with practical solutions to our needs.

For me, education is quite a great positive point that we must highlight. New York has the largest public and private education system in the United States. In terms of higher education, large and traditional American academic institutions, such as Cornell University and Columbia University, draw the attention of students from all over the world to their facilities.

It is a place to invest in your career, and for this reason, it is a city that receives students from all around the world. That makes New York a quite diverse place as well.

There are around eight million people in NY, of which more than a third speak a second language at home. In other words, there are people from all over the world, expressing their cultures in very different languages and habits. And living in a city provides a lot of knowledge to everyone who wants to immerse themselves in different cultures.

Another positive aspect of living in a big metropolis like New York: is food! It’s a city where you practically can food from any country. On my visit, I had a vegetarian burger in the Bronx, ate pizza in Dumbo, and Italian food in Greenwich village. But I also wanted to do more.

The gastronomic variety impresses with restaurants of different styles and prices for all budgets, many highly rated by American gastronomic critics. Of course, in the midst of so many options, there are also some good Brazilian restaurants, where I go every time, I miss home food.

Even though New York has fast food on every corner, it is possible to eat well and develop healthy habits too.

Other things to consider

For my trip to New York, I have chosen to be in an Airbnb apartment in Jersey City for a simple reason: accommodation in New York is not quite affordable.

So, you must have heard that almost everyone shares an apartment in New York because it is very expensive to live alone, especially if you are a student.

You can find your flat or room in a shared home on websites such as Craigslist or RoomieMatch However, the company you work for or the school you are going to travel to can also help you find accommodation before you start working or studying.

So, yep, as you can imagine, there is a price to pay for living in a large metropolis. Starting with the noise, after all, the city doesn’t “sleep”, right?

This characteristic that attracts so many people, can be a problem for others. In addition, the places are always crowded, as well as public transport. It is necessary to program yourself to be able to reserve your place.

Finally, the weather is a sensitive issue. There are those people who love winter to make the most of New York attractions such as ice skating and other popular outdoor activities.

However, the cold is very intense and lasts longer than usual. Also, temperatures are extreme in NY: it’s very cold in the winter and very hot in the heat.

Starting a Business in New York

Alternatively, you can start your own business in the United States, but keep in mind that you will need a high initial investment to do so.

Despite the cost of living, New York remains one of the best cities to work in the United States. It is the largest city in the country and the largest financial centre in the United States.

The Financial District, in the heart of midtown Manhattan, is arguably New York’s most iconic neighbourhood.

Its long and narrow streets, flanked by huge skyscrapers, barely give you a glimpse of the sky, plunging you into the hustle and bustle of those who put on marathon days at work on Wall Street.

If your idea is to have a business in the city, commercial property experts can help you to find the best location that will bring you visibility.

Alternatively, there is plenty of New York City commercial space for sale spread out in the city.

After all, it is the location that will dictate not only the type of customer you will attract but also the type of marketing you will need to go for to succeed.

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Simone Ribeiro
Hi! I'm Simone, a citizen of Britain, where I live for over a decade, and of Brazil, where I was born. Midlands Traveller is where I combine my passion for travelling, business and an Eco-friendly lifestyle.

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