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Old 04-13-2011, 02:53 PM
 
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I'm wondering if it's realistic for me to move to NYC. I've never been but have been told alot about it by people that have visited. I'm not gonna even get into that because I'm sure you've heard all those stereotypes a mil times and new yorkers seem to get pissed when they hear em again.

The reason I'm wondering if its realistic is that I can't seem to find a studio online for the price range I want which is around 800 a month. I've heard of living with a roommate and barely taking any of your belongings but is that the way you have to live if you move over?

And then there's the commute. I obviously would have to live in a nearby borough like Queens or Brooklyn but I worry about how hectic and long the commute would have to be everyday. I've looked into Astoria and it didn't look too bad but then I started seeing pics of it on google earth and it looked ghetto. Maybe I was just looking at a bad part...

And lastly I wonder if it's possible to move to NYC and still be peaceful, happy, etc. and not the stereotypical neurotic, overworked NYorker. I'm asking to be enlightened since as I said I've never been so please don't pounce on me lol
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Old 04-13-2011, 03:28 PM
 
Location: NY,NY
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Didn't you ask this under a different name.

How did you arrive at $800?

What job are you anticipating?

How much money do you have?
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Old 04-13-2011, 07:19 PM
 
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I'm wondering if it's realistic for me to move to NYC. I've never been but have been told alot about it by people that have visited. I'm not gonna even get into that because I'm sure you've heard all those stereotypes a mil times and new yorkers seem to get pissed when they hear em again.

The reason I'm wondering if its realistic is that I can't seem to find a studio online for the price range I want which is around 800 a month. I've heard of living with a roommate and barely taking any of your belongings but is that the way you have to live if you move over?

And then there's the commute. I obviously would have to live in a nearby borough like Queens or Brooklyn but I worry about how hectic and long the commute would have to be everyday. I've looked into Astoria and it didn't look too bad but then I started seeing pics of it on google earth and it looked ghetto. Maybe I was just looking at a bad part...

And lastly I wonder if it's possible to move to NYC and still be peaceful, happy, etc. and not the stereotypical neurotic, overworked NYorker. I'm asking to be enlightened since as I said I've never been so please don't pounce on me lol
No, it's not realistic to think about moving when you've never been to visit. The only way it would make sense to even think about living here without having visited first is if you had a well-paid job lined up.

And yes, parts of the outer boroughs -- even parts where one bedroom condos are selling for $500K -- can look very dingy and beat up. That's the way it goes.
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Old 04-15-2011, 08:55 AM
 
Location: Astoria, Queens, you know the scene
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You don't sound ready. Also how can you consider a move to a place you've never even visited?

You won't survive very long in NYC if you don't have a plan. Doors open and things happen for people with plans, so work on that first.

P.S. - if you do end up moving here, be prepared to work. New Yorkers are worked to the bone in every industry and every job. If you slack off, there is a long line up of replacements at all times.
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