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Old 07-21-2008, 10:40 AM
 
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Hi People

I was wondering if you could help me, I am moving to NYC about september time and at this moment I have no idea where to live.

I am a 26 year old professional from Scotland and am looking to move to an area suited to the lifestyle of a single straight 26 year old in Manhattan or close as possible to it. As I will be on my own I am looking to move to a safe area where I ca easily get involved/meet/socialise with like minded people. Any areas I can play Soccer too would be grand to know.

I have a budget of about $2000max/month for an apartment but would prefer to pay around $900-1400 for a shared accommodation( the more co-shared the better).

Any tips/help for moving to NY and areas to live( fun, safe) would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

Joseph
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Old 07-21-2008, 01:40 PM
 
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You could get a very nice share for that price. Some others might fill you in on Manhattan areas; I would suggest areas of Brooklyn like Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, Boerum Hill, Park Slope.

Assuming you are working in Manhattan - what area? This makes a difference in terms of commute.
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Old 07-21-2008, 02:46 PM
 
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Also, check the 'Moving to NYC' thread at the top of this board.
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Old 07-21-2008, 08:23 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC & New York
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There are some great neighborhoods to consider, but it all depends upon what you want. For a young professional crowd, I agree with the recommendations in Brooklyn. There are nice areas in Manhattan, too, that are worthy of consideration, but you'd more likely be in a share situation with your budget, but you get the benefit of living closer to work and in the heart of the city. If you like a lifestyle that's more quiet, some of the outer boroughs have great neighborhoods that offer proximity to a relatively easy commute, depending upon how far out and where you need to go in Manhattan.

In terms of soccer, I would suggest checking out Metro Soccer NY at http://www.metrosoccerny.com, that runs leagues throughout the city. Or, if you prefer more of an Irish football flavor, the Gaelic Athletic Association runs Gaelic Park leagues, which are right by Manhattan College in Riverdale, the Bronx.
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Old 07-22-2008, 04:59 PM
 
Location: East Village, NYC, USA
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I am a 26 year old professional from Scotland and am looking to move to an area suited to the lifestyle of a single straight 26 year old in Manhattan or close as possible to it.
I'm an Australian, and I live in the East Village. I'm lucky that I live on my own in a one bedroom condo building that a relative owns as an investment that has all facilities such as a gym and a pool which makes life easier. I love the area, and you should be able to find a shared place for the price you're looking. You should look it up on Craigslist.
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Old 07-23-2008, 06:46 PM
 
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Hi Pink Velvet!

It is not really about the topic but I am looking for a good company for a week or two because I am planning to go to NYC to discover it and I don't have the slightest idea how and where to start it.I am interested in everything what is about New York.
Don't misunderstand me I need a friendy helping hand showing me the city , not more don't take it pushy or something. I am a 32 years old woman from Hungary speaking your language and I have met some Australians before. They were nice and friendly. That is why I dared to write you.
My email address is [email]sue7tue@yahoo.com[/email]
If you would like and can help me or know somebody who has some time please write to me. Thank you.
Sue
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Old 07-23-2008, 09:24 PM
 
Location: Upper East, NY
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The resident bar to watch most European football matches is Nevada Smiths - 3rd Ave / 11th St.

Live in Washington Heights or around Columbia Univ.- in your budget to live alone and there are lots of parks nearby.
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Old 10-14-2012, 05:09 AM
 
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Hello people,
I am 15 and looking to move to New York in a few years time
I have no clue how to do this though, I am looking to go into the music industry.
I would love if someone has any ideas on how to do this if they would be kind enough to share them with me.
Many thanks
Millie.
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Old 10-14-2012, 05:52 AM
 
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Hello people,
I am 15 and looking to move to New York in a few years time
I have no clue how to do this though, I am looking to go into the music industry.
I would love if someone has any ideas on how to do this if they would be kind enough to share them with me.
Many thanks
Millie.
I suggest that either you get an education first or at least some work experience and some savings before trying to move to NYC.
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