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Old 02-08-2007, 06:57 PM
 
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I previously posted this thread and for some reason now I can't find it, so I will post again. I am just looking for some feedback and thoughts. i am a 26 year old teacher and single mom and I live in Fort Lauderdale Florida. I really want to relocate up to NY this summer.

I prefer teaching in innercity, low income schools and I would like to live somewhere in Brooklyn (I think?). However, I really don't much about the buroughs and what is safe and what is affordable for a single teacher mom. I am planning on renting so if anyone could steer me to some safe, reasonbale areas to rent I would really appreciate it.

The reason I want NY is because I have family in Long Island and friends in Queens. I really am open to any and all suggestions and opions as to whether you think this is a wise move and if it is even doable (financially).

Thanks for all your input!
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Old 02-11-2007, 06:54 AM
 
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You might want to post this in the New York, NY (NYC forum), rather than general NY.
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Old 02-11-2007, 07:50 AM
 
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Why Would You Want To Put Yourself In Hell
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Old 02-11-2007, 10:55 AM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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I'm student teaching right now in Manhattan and live on Long Island. Next year I'm going to be teaching in either Manhattan or Queens and living in Queens. The schools with bad test results aren't necessarly the bad schools. You probably know that though. I went into student teaching expecting these city schools to be horrible, but they aren't as bad as you think. Your first day you have to be extra mean so the kids get scared of you. If you don't, they'll walk all over you.

If you want to live in Manhattan, you would probably need a roommate. In the other boroughs, you could probably get a small 1 bedroom or a decent sized studio with what you would be making.
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Old 02-12-2007, 08:00 AM
 
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I grew up in NYC, East Bronx, Pelham Bay area. I am now a very happy resident of SW Florida. I have family in Long Island, Smithtown, the theme song there is "Exodus" In NYC english is now the language of the minority. NYC income tax, NY State income tax, over 8% sales tax, auto insurance of several thousand per year WITHOUT collision is the norm. BTW half the drivers in NYC do not have licenses and the other half do not have ins. Houses in Pelham Bay now average over $600K Where the marinas were, now 2 family attached townhouses, the prices are over 1 Million. In the burbs the prices are less but the property taxes are BRUTAL. There are sooooo many people leaving New York that the state has lost seats in Congress and this is only the beginning. I would think reeeaaaaallll long and hard before making that move.
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Old 02-13-2007, 12:20 AM
 
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I'm glad you're happy in trashy, trailer-park queen Florida, member Aaargghhh. But I SO disagree with you. There's a reason why we pay the highest taxes in the nation, and it is because we in New York live in the capital of the world, greatest city on earth!

Honestly, not even a tax-free haven and free housing would make me move form the excitement of New York City to Florida or any damn similar location.

We walk the world, here in NYC! And that's so worth high taxes and expensive housing.
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Old 02-16-2007, 08:35 PM
 
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I'm glad you're happy in trashy, trailer-park queen Florida, member Aaargghhh. But I SO disagree with you. There's a reason why we pay the highest taxes in the nation, and it is because we in New York live in the capital of the world, greatest city on earth!

Honestly, not even a tax-free haven and free housing would make me move form the excitement of New York City to Florida or any damn similar location.

We walk the world, here in NYC! And that's so worth high taxes and expensive housing.

"Trailer trash Florida" LOL! I've done the Florida thing. Still do part time. Only because of my fiance. With rising costs and fleeing residents I am trying to talk some sense into him to get out with the rest.

I agree with your statement, "We walk the world". I think NYC is the best! Unbeatable in so many ways!! Dining, shopping, culture, entertainment, class, ect..
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Old 02-16-2007, 09:29 PM
 
Location: New York
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Don't do it Shorem. You sound green and somewhat confused. You already used safe, low Income and Brookyn in the same sentence, these things do not even belong in the same post. Take a holiday here in the summer but do not move here. Your name means failed nuclear power plant in these parts. If you move here you may explode.
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Old 01-23-2009, 09:58 PM
 
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Default Want to Move to New York

My goal is to move to new york. Problem is... i have no idea where, what i'll need, and where to find a job.

I'm planning to get my Degree in Criminal Justice First at ASU or NAU. I would like to become a detective, but i really need some help on getting it in order.


thanks
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Old 01-23-2009, 10:08 PM
 
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My goal is to move to new york. Problem is... i have no idea where, what i'll need, and where to find a job.

I'm planning to get my Degree in Criminal Justice First at ASU or NAU. I would like to become a detective, but i really need some help on getting it in order.


thanks
check the sticky at the top for starters.
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