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Old 07-16-2013, 05:29 AM
 
Location: shanghai
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Hi Everyone. Glad to know you here.
I will have to spend one month in NYC in the end of 2013. To be honest,i have never been to the United States before. So i am kind of worried about what the life would be like in NYC, the center of the world,maybe.
I would like to find someone who can help me to live like a New Yorker,i mean, to know how to do everything like a native people. Like go to a hospital.banks,visiting interesting places.etc.
Any of you ,if you have any suggestions or recommendations,let me know. You can send mails to jackhu0501@gmail.com or find Jack hu on facebook. I know it takes time so i am thinking to pay for that.

Thanks everybody!
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Old 07-16-2013, 05:48 AM
 
Location: Queens, New York City
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I don't think you can live like a New Yorker unless you live and work here long-term like a New Yorker. That's the only way to get the 'authentic' experience. Waking up early, getting ready for work, doing your daily commute, etc. That's what New York is like on the average day for most able-bodied adults. During free time, people do whatever they want because everyone is different, so I can't tell you what to do. But, if you were me, here's what I'd do: hit up the tourist areas, then when I tired of all that, just pick a direction and start walking. Walk around and explore the area around where you are staying, do that at least for a day or two. If I walk past something interesting, I stop and check it out. Maybe it's a shop, a restaurant, a park, or a museum. When I'm ready to see more of the city, I get on the subway and start visiting the other boroughs.

IMO, walking around is the best way to see what the city is like. I have a lot of fun just walking around neighborhoods I haven't visited before.
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Old 07-16-2013, 07:00 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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I don't think you can live like a New Yorker unless you live and work here long-term like a New Yorker. That's the only way to get the 'authentic' experience. Waking up early, getting ready for work, doing your daily commute, etc. That's what New York is like on the average day for most able-bodied adults.
That's what every city is like...
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Old 07-16-2013, 08:56 AM
 
Location: (Amberly) Cary, NC
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Hi Everyone. Glad to know you here.
I will have to spend one month in NYC in the end of 2013. To be honest,i have never been to the United States before. So i am kind of worried about what the life would be like in NYC, the center of the world,maybe.
I would like to find someone who can help me to live like a New Yorker,i mean, to know how to do everything like a native people. Like go to a hospital.banks,visiting interesting places.etc.
Any of you ,if you have any suggestions or recommendations,let me know. You can send mails to jackhu0501@gmail.com or find Jack hu on facebook. I know it takes time so i am thinking to pay for that.

Thanks everybody!

One month is not really enough tim eto live like a new yorker. by tht etime you know where things are and how to navigate the subways you will be back on a flight home.

Embrace being a tourist.
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Old 07-16-2013, 12:42 PM
 
Location: Queens, New York City
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That's what every city is like...
Well, he asked.
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Old 07-16-2013, 12:50 PM
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You're a visitor if you're staying for 1 month. No adapting required except for culture since you have never been to the US before, but even then it's just a vacation.
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Old 07-16-2013, 01:47 PM
 
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As already stated, one cannot adapt to life as a NYer in one month. If you have any other specific questions about New York then I am sure people will be happy to answer those questions.
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Old 07-16-2013, 05:17 PM
 
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Excuse me, but that's a completely wrong way to visit a city. You don't want to do everything like native people, and banks and hospitals would be totally boring. There are a lot of guidebooks for NYC. Buy a few and see what you'd enjoy doing. New York is a city of very distinct neighborhoods - including a "Chinatown" - so you should explore. Decide if you're interested in concerts, or movies, or parks, or restaurants, or museums - it's up to you.
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Old 07-20-2013, 01:26 AM
 
Location: shanghai
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Thank you very much for your kind reply.
I will surely take your advice to walk around the city to find interesting places.
I am kind of shy and unsociable. I want to make friends in NYC because each year i will have to stay there for more than 2 months.It seems the New Yorkers are so busy. So i do not know where to find people to talk to. Maybe i just worry too much.
Anyway, thanks !Bremsstrahlung
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Old 07-20-2013, 01:30 AM
 
Location: shanghai
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Thanks!

As a foreigner who never been to the united states before, i have too much things to worried about. Maybe, i should be not like this. Like you said,every city is the same. I am sure i can quickly adapt to the life when i been there. Hopefully,i can make some friends there.
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