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Old 07-20-2013, 01:36 AM
 
Location: shanghai
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thanks!

I will have to spend more than two months in nyc each year,right now I do not have any specific works or aims in nyc. I do business in China and i want to immigrate to the United states. To make sure that i can get the permanent green card,i have to board the united state more than twice each year.

That is why i ask this 'silly question'
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Old 07-20-2013, 01:41 AM
 
Location: shanghai
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Yeah. Thanks

Actually,i am a typical Chinese who have been brainwashed for many years. I was taught to be afraid of the people and the life in the united states. Like It is the center of the Capitalism. People there are bad. You will get shot on the street and nobody will care about you since they are too self centered.

I am sure you would think it is funny. But it is real. I really hope that i can like in a free country and my kids can stay away from the Socialism and the Communism.
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Old 07-20-2013, 01:55 AM
 
Location: shanghai
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Thanks Cida

Your advice is really helpful.Like the Guide book. The NYC neighborhood is distinct? I do not know that this means.
I am Chinese. I have been brain washed for many years. I am kind of frightened by the NYC life. Each year,i will spend around two months there because i have to board the United States twice each year to make sure i can get the permanent green card.

The worst thing is i do not know what to do in the NYC. I do not know. To work,no. To visit,no. Friends,no. So i am completely lost. I even want to hire someone who can accompany me for a few days in the new country.
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Old 07-23-2013, 02:21 PM
 
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Thanks Cida

Your advice is really helpful.Like the Guide book. The NYC neighborhood is distinct? I do not know that this means.
I am Chinese. I have been brain washed for many years. I am kind of frightened by the NYC life. Each year,i will spend around two months there because i have to board the United States twice each year to make sure i can get the permanent green card.

The worst thing is i do not know what to do in the NYC. I do not know. To work,no. To visit,no. Friends,no. So i am completely lost. I even want to hire someone who can accompany me for a few days in the new country.


First, don't be frightened by NYC life. New York City is very safe, to begin with. Also, midtown Manhattan is very easy to find your way around. Also, we are used to people asking for directions. Just remember that if you stop someone to ask for information, be clear and try to be quick.

Second, NYC is a city of distinct neighborhoods, meaning that we think of the city as made of separate areas, either because of the geography (such as the "Upper West Side") or because of the nationality of immigrants who moved there (such as "Chinatown") or because of the kinds of businesses that grouped there (such as the "Jewelry District" or "Millinery District"). These neighborhoods are often quite different, and it's fun to explore.

There are many guidebooks about NYC. Some are general, with maps and information about hotels and tourist sights and museums. Some are specialized, like restaurant guides. If you can't buy them in China, go to a good bookstore once you are in NYC. You will get all kinds of ideas there. (We also have a tourism office, but it doesn't seem to be very good.)

There is also a website called MeetUp.com. This is a place you can check to find other people nearby with similar interests. You could look for people with your own interests (for instance, if you are interested in movies, or Italian food, or stamp collecting). But you could also look for people who are Chinese or who speak Chinese, who you might like to talk to for ideas.

Find Meetup groups near you - Meetup

There is also an organization called Big Apple Greeters. I'm not sure how they operate, but I think that their goal is to welcome visitors and perhaps show them around.

New York City Walks

I hope this helps.
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